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Roosevelt Island

New York City, NY
+1 423-923-4564
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Easily Missed Gem

Even though it is in the East River and in plain view of Brooklyn and Manhattan it is an easily... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew Q
day trip to Roosevelt Island

i found the Island to be a "breath of fresh air" in NYC. the cable car ride over is interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it is in the East River and in plain view of Brooklyn and Manhattan it is an easily missed destination. Conveniently accessible by subway or tramway it is a lovely quiet oasis in the city. I walked up to the Roosevelt Memorial at...More

Thank Andrew Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

i found the Island to be a "breath of fresh air" in NYC. the cable car ride over is interesting and the view was great. different perspective of Manhatten. the Island is being developed and the East end is complete. it is a Park with...More

Thank everett155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I missed out on going to Roosevelt Island when I first visited NYC, so it was top of my list when I visited this year. I wasn't disappointed either. Having learnt the type of president that Roosevelt was, this dedication really suited him. And it...More

Thank travellingstax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of the city you have to see. A memorial to a very deserving man. It makes you think, "A four term President!" Please, do yourself a favor and visit!

Thank SteveJeanne50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a free morning and decided to check out Roosevelt Island, an excellent choice! We came by car via the Roosevelt Bridge that connects between Queens and the Island. It is also accessible by subway and cable car. The Island is an oasis in...More

Thank Edith G
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It's well worth taking the aerial tramway (a fun experience in itself) over to Roosevelt Island. There is a helpful information booth just outside the Tramway station. A 10 minute walk along the lovely riverside will provide fantastic views across the East River to Manhattan...More

Thank Pixie_dot
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Loved the tram ride over with spectacular views. Had the benefit of a tour guide who was most knowledgeable.

Thank Arlene L
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My daughter and I made a quick visit to Roosevelt Island. Glad we did. We took the TRAM over, which offers beautiful views. We also took the free Red bus around, just to see what it has to offer. Looks like a nice place to...More

Thank CheriLH01
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Roosevelt Island is a residential island with a rehab hospital and the new Cornell Campus and the recently opened Memorial to FDR. If you don't have business on the island and just want to visit to see the views, it can be a lot of...More

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The Roosevelt Island Tram is one of the best views in the city. For a small fare - $10 RT - you can walk the island, or take the red bus and get great quiet views of Manhattan's east side and Queens. The park is...More

1  Thank Sweetlandings
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Response from litlhafgost | Reviewed this property |
Walk 2 blocks east from Port Authority to the F train at 42nd St Bryant Park. Get off at the Roosevelt Island stop and you're there.