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Roosevelt Island

New York City, NY
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"second avenue"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Roosevelt Island is going to climb higher on essential NYC things to do, a bit off agenda now, but I think that'll change. It's a great side trip that will take a few hours to enjoy but worthy for many reasons, if only the amazing...More

1  Thank Ellenlyn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice escape from the madness and heat of Manhatten. We've visited NYC few times so it was nice to see something different. There is so much to do in Manhatten, so this wouldn't be top of that list, but it was a nice visit...More

Thank TheForce11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is more for the cafe (that’s not on trip advisor) but I want everyone to know about it. We arrived at Roosevelt island and was in desperate need of toilet and a beer and food. Information kiosk told us of the cafe @cornell...More

2  Thank smhill72
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take the tram or F train. Great place to walk, bike, or jog. Nice places to eat a casual lunch and enjoy the views

1  Thank Donald S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our large family recently had a chance to 'do New York' and I had seen reviews of Roosevelt that sounded appealing. It was! As our last thing before heading to hotel & leaving, we rode the tram to the island (awesome!), bought some Nathan's hot...More

1  Thank TeamK8
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Marvelous little island with an attractive park and stunning views of the Queensboro Bridge, Manhattan skyline, Queens skyline (yes, there is one!), and views of the East river on both sides. There's also some impressive architecture with the TaTa Innovation Center and I envy the...More

1  Thank Chang- G
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Roosevelt Island is considered part of the Borough of Manhattan, but is a world apart! You can reach it either by the F subway line or by the tram from 59th Street. Either way, it's worth your time! It's quiet and lovely and there is...More

1  Thank Bi-coaster
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

We decided to visit Roosevelt Island just because. Because it's at the other end of the tramway. Because it has several really interesting historic sites. Because it sits right in the middle of the East River and, sort of, beckons. We're glad we did. It's...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful island. Has great views of the city. The island has hundreds of orange blossom trees and they are beautiful 😍. I had a great time walking around and enjoyed it to the fullest.

Thank Tania O
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Roosevelt Island offers some lovely views of the NYC Skyline. It is easily accessible via the NYC Subway (F Train) and the Tram from Manhattan's east side. From the subway/tram exit on the island, you can take a short walk south to Four Freedoms Park....More

Thank Jemlnlx
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Melanie H
16 June 2018|
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Response from smhill72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We didn’t do a tour, but there was a bike hire there. It’s a really small island. Great to escape from the city madness for a couple of hours. Side note: we found biking (in general) a great way of giving the feet a... More
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DavenCindyChandler
29 March 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
You have to remember that the Tram is not a tourist attraction. It is a way that people who live on Roosevelt Island get back and forth from work (that and the subway). If you want to go the island and walk around, I... More
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Dilianys J
27 January 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
There are several but there seems to be one of everything. Not too many choices. I can recommend Piccolo Trattoria right near the tram for pizza. I thought it was very good (See reviews on TripAdvisor) and it is in the... More
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