Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

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Diane C
Tamworth, UK217 contributions
Aug 2022
We rode the Staten Ferry and enjoyed the great views of the Manhattan sky scraper landscape and The Statue of Liberty.
Once of the ferry we rode the bus to the Franklin D Roosevelt Boardwalk, we enjoyed a walk on the beach with the Verrazano Bridge as a backdrop, great feeling on the beach yet so close to Manhattan.
We enjoyed hotdogs from a stand on the way.
Great experience!!
Written August 24, 2022
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Sapphire Ed
St. Thomas769 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Val and I have taken the bikes over the Vz to bike along this long stretch of Staten Island. We have enjoyed lounging on the beach, watching ships come and go and enjoying the view of the bridge.
Written March 7, 2016
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY1,122 contributions
Sep 2020
The Roosevelt Boardwalk offers an opportunity for s really wonderful view of the Verrazano narrows Bridge. Om a clear day it is quite memorable. The boardwalk extends at points well out into the water. This seems to be a great spot for fishermen
Written September 30, 2020
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moongirl
Staten Island, NY227 contributions
Nov 2012 • Friends
Sad to say Hurricane Sandy hurt my beloved boardwalk! I loved walking on this boardwalk and bicycling as well. However now it appears damaged and is closed. I hope it can be saved as it is a part of my childhood as well as My life today. I simply cannot live without it!
Written November 14, 2012
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ray c
Staten Island, NY14 contributions
Aug 2019
i grew up not far from the boardwalk in ft. wadsworth, i literally grew up on wadsworth ave at the foot of the verrazzano bridge, as a kid we where always back and forth to to beach, not really for the water but it was a place to hang out. over the years it has changed, now it is a place that is alive with people walking ,bikeing, and sometimes just people watching,, it is not a crowded place so there is always room to just take a walk. the views of the bridge are great .if you are there on the weekend in the afternoon you will see the cruise ships sail out to sea. great place to collect your thoughts or get some exercise.
Written November 6, 2019
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nick2488
New York City, NY36 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This boardwalk or “Bored Walk” isn’t any more exciting than a walkthrough at a funeral parlor. There is Absolutely nothing to do here. Want to go for a nice walk ok, get hungry? No place to eat, get thirsty? No place to buy a drink. This boardwalk is just 2.5 miles of nothing. I’m a local Staten Islander and I wish there were more thing to do here. Maybe food trucks to buy lunch at or some music or nightly events. This place sucks. And the Vanderbilt which is the only restaurant there is ridiculously over priced so stay away. Long story short, save your time and just walk around your block.
Written July 6, 2019
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,666 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
An enjoyable walk most any time of day. Enjoy seeing, hearing and smelling the ocean. You can easily transition on one end to the Gateway Park facility at Fort Wadsworth or the opposite end to Midland Beach (pavers not a boardwalk). If you choose to walk the length of the Midland Beach path you can visit Gateway Park at Miller Field. Several parking lots along the length of the walk so you can enter and exit easily. In season certain parts of the beach are open with lifeguards. Sports fields and bocci courts are nearby. On a windy day bring a kite!
Written April 25, 2019
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suremarket
Port Perry, Canada36 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
This has to be one of the nicest open ocean beaches within easy access of Manhattan. It is machine groomed and patrolled, so it is clean and safe. Yet there is enough beachcombing to do that any mid-western kid can learn about clams and whelks and horseshoe crabs during an easy half hour stroll. For the more ambitious, the beach goes on for quite a way; the boardwalk itself is solid and bikeable. I was there in early September when the water should have been warm enough for a swim. It wasn't. I wouldn't. But seriously, if you are standing in Times Square and need a beach - a 15 minute subway ride, a half hour on the (still free) Staten Island Ferry, a 15 minute cab ride and your toes are in sand and salt water!
Written September 19, 2017
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vladmeisterNYC
New York City, NY292 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
We utilize the boardwalk and its extensions on both sides for our walking and getting the fresh ocean air.
The length of the boardwalk is about 5 miles. That includes the paved section, next to Miller Fields. Rarely is it crowded, unless you happen to hit some sort of festivity going on. Great at night, when the place become isolated from the world, crowds subside and you own the entire stretch. There are numerous police cameras and if you pay attention, you will see the unmarked police cars hiding in the shadows. Respect to the boys in Blue.
If you add the extra paved piece beyond the Miller Fields on one side and the road that leads to the Verrazzano Bridge underpass, then you are talking about 8 miles of great walking with some elevations next to the bridge and a view of Brooklyn to die for. Happy miles.
Written October 3, 2016
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SneekAwayAwhile
Staten Island32 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Okay place to take a stroll. I myself wish there were more to do. How many times can you look over to Coney Island and try to find the wonder wheel or the old parachute, lol. There's not even a decent place to get ice cream. Had a vanilla cone at the only place that sells ice cream and it was awful and the place looked pretty dirty to me. Time this boardwalk stepped up it's game. With a little imagination it could be a real fun place. As of now I find it just boring.
Written May 5, 2016
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