Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach
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InTheMomentManhattan
New York City, NY835 contributions
A Great View of the Bridge
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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ray c
Staten Island, NY14 contributions
gem
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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M G
27 contributions
The FDR Boardwalk is one of the morescenic places on Staten Island, and the movie setting w actor Hugh Grant !
Jun 2019 • Couples
The FDR Boardwalk is one of the more scenic places on Staten Island, and the movie setting with famous actor Hugh Grant and famous actress Sandra Bullock !
Written July 13, 2019
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nick2488
New York City, NY36 contributions
Nothing to see here
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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kathleen h
Staten Island, NY93 contributions
Great walk on boardwalk
Apr 2019 • Solo
Beautiful and clean, can walk comfortably, clean bathrooms, plenty of parking. Great views. Love it every time I come here.
Written June 4, 2019
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DebraCo
Staten Island, NY128 contributions
Local gem
May 2019 • Friends
One of the selling points of our boardwalk is that it's almost completely devoid of commercial development. That said, they did bother to allow a snack bar and it's of the lowest possible quality. The place needs to be replaced with something unique and more in keeping with today's health conscious times. Sure, hot dogs, burgers and ice cream are mandatory. But how about adding some cool salad bowls, poke perhaps, custom smoothies or bubble tea? Only 4 stars for this reason.
Written June 4, 2019
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,290 contributions
Stroll Along a Classic Boardwalk
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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Bundy C
Staten Island, NY133 contributions
Free walk with great views!
Apr 2019 • Solo
One of the few great places left on SI where you can get fresh air and great views of the beach, Verrazano Bridge (you can even go right up close underneath the bridge - very surreal) you can see NYC skyline also. During the summer weekends there are festivals and live music. If you have kids there are different kinds of playgrounds for them along the whole boardwalk and pavement. Parking is plentiful. Bathrooms are open til 7pm during the summers. There is even fishing pier. At night things can get sketchy since some parts are not well lite up. There is even an ice cream/refreshment stand open during the summer near the South Fin Grill. You can also rent bicycles for 2 to 5 people.
Written April 20, 2019
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Steve S
Eugene, OR1,171 contributions
Nice walk with good views
Jan 2019 • Solo
I was visiting a relative in the hospitol nearby and I decided to go explore. It was a good place to take a break and decompress a little. Watched the birds fly around and the ships go by. There was a fishing pier that I walked out on a with a good view of the bridge nearby.
Written January 26, 2019
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Urbanfarmgrl
Arlington, VA584 contributions
If you’re a morning walker, go
Aug 2018 • Couples
We got up early and walked the boardwalk. There is a path that will take you further. Definitely the freshest place on the island.
Written August 26, 2018
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