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Roosevelt Island

New York City, NY
+1 423-923-4564
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Unexpected relaxing pleasure

It's well worth taking the aerial tramway (a fun experience in itself) over to Roosevelt Island... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pixie_dot
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Hertfordshire
Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arlene L
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MIDDLETOWN, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Arlene L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 17 October 2017

People actually live and work on Roosevelt Island. For a long time I only knew it was there because of the overhead tram and the tram is the way to get there and get off. It has been built up over time as land in...More

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Checked this off the to-do list, but the memorial lacked information about this President of vision and accomplishment. Hyde Park, NY for a thorough appreciation and combine with Burn's the Roosevelt's for a great history lesson in leadership.

Thank TexasCynic
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Take the tram from 59th Street to Roosevelt Island and get the best views of the East Side of NYC. The memorial to FDR is moving and the island is a wonderful combination of park and urban community. Well worth a visit, if only for...More

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Take the Roosevelt Island tram from 61st Street and 2nd Avenue across to Roosevelt Island for the cost of a subway ticket. Of course, it costs the same to get back, but who cares. The ride across the east river is pleasant and scenic. It...More

1  Thank Wgou
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Caught the tramway across the river & then wandered down to the park. As others have said the Island has air of calm away from the hustle & bustle of Manhattan. There are some nice views across the river.

2  Thank Angel57
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newyorkcitylady
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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.
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