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Roosevelt Island

New York City, NY
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US$ 98.00*
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Manhattan Off-the-Beaten-Path Walking Tour
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US$ 329.00*
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Circle Manhattan plus Statue of Liberty Jet Ski Tour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the free cable tram over to Roosevelt Island and did a quick morning walk-about on the day of our departure. There was only one of the two trams working when we visited, due to maintenance or construction. The tram would hold more than...More

Thank Road_Warrior32034
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went on an island tour with the adventure club (not the super adventure club) Learned about the history from the Indians to the Dutch and then British. Several historic sites to be visited including the ruins of the small pox hospital (the only ruins...More

Thank Negatron N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on the island it was my mission to find the smallpox hospital,I did that and had a walk around other parts. So much more to do on this island,Nice and quite as well.

Thank scunnyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made a couple visits to Roosevelt Island by walking over from Long Island City (Queens). There is a narrow sidewalk crossing the East River, which leads to the Roosevelt Island parking structure. If you want to take some food for a picnic, there are two...More

Thank Rtraveler10570
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really don't see anything special about this attraction.. the fact being that it is literally a small, quiet island- with a abandoned small pox hospital that is literally half demolished, the light house and the octagon tower - which are on opposite ends of...More

1  Thank Jkkwong93
Reviewed 10 July 2017

While Roosevelt Island won't appeal to everyone, we LOVED it!!! The island has several miles of walking paths literally right on the water around its edge, an old abandoned small pox hospital (it's been on several mystery/ghosty TV shows for being haunted), a lighthouse, 2...More

8  Thank Jerry J
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My 16 year old grandson and I traveled to RI via the tram and explored the island. From the tram we walked to the smallpox hospital is the walkway along the river. Beautiful views for photos. We then walked to the other end of the...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Well worth a visit if only for the cable car ride over the East River, quite a bit of construction work being done but should be good when complete. The Roosevelt monument is excellent and the views to Manhattan, Brooklyn and queens is excellent

Thank janeandandy1
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This is where I always stay when I'm in New York. It is one metro (or aerial tram) stop from Manhattan on one side and Queens on the other, but yet it is so calm and peaceful. Awesome place to be. If I ever move...More

1  Thank Anja S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Just a few minutes from Manhattan you will find this oasis of an island. Very lowkey relaxed and none of the hectic tempo you will find a just a stonethrow away

1  Thank Birgitta-Kenneth
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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.