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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

But what a relief to read the words of a real president of the United States of AMERICA. Great river view and spectacular view of the United Nations across the water

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nolinice
Reviewed February 1, 2019

One of my favorite places in NYC. Usually calm and not that crowded as other parks in NYC. A must see if you are tourist - scenic views to Midtown across the East river. The park is quite photographical because its geometrical forms. You will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

The best way is to get to this unique spot is via tram and then walk down to the Park. You will pass some old buildings and get a great view of Manhattan, parts of Queens, Long Island City and the East River.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dorlucie
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Unlike Central Park, this is a real opportunity to get away from stressful Manhattan without running into thousands of tourists. You can see Queens and Manhattan, as well as geese on the meadows and the ruin of a former hospital. The admission is free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lesley T
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Before the groundbreaking of Four Freedoms Park in 2011, Southpoint Park stretched to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, offering unparalleled views of Queens and New York City. The expansive view was breathtaking, and the park was an exhilarating, improbable oasis in the middle of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank alejandrobezas
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Four Freedoms Park, designed by one of my favorite architects, the genius iconoclast Louis Kahn, is Kahn's only design built in NYC. The memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt was not completed until 2012, 38 years after Kahn's death, but it's said to have stayed close...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park opened in 2012 and is located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in Manhattan and is dedicated to President Roosevelt. This park is named for the four freedoms pronounced by FDR in 1941. The four freedoms are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Take the tramway over from 59th & 2nd Ave for a great view of the island and Manhattan. You can take the red island bus for free or walk south to the park past the Smallpox Hospital. It's a great, quiet park, away from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank btr1976
Reviewed March 5, 2018

This is a gorgeous park that is apparently unknown to most people. Take the tramway from East 59th Street to Roosevelt Island. Comfortable walk to the south end of the island. Open air memorial to FDR commemorates his Four Freedoms speech that he presented in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank andy5sal
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Head to the south side of Roosevelt Island from the tram/subway to find this wonderfully peaceful and picturesque park with fantastic views of Manhattan.

Date of experience: February 2018
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RobertaK604
July 17, 2018|
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Response from RSam78 | Reviewed this property |
Rules for the park state the following regarding food: “Food and beverages, except water, are restricted to designated areas of the Park; coffee spills stain”, I guess using paints could fall into the same area as coffee in... More
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You can take the F line subway train. Then take the free shuttle bus. Or you can drive onto the Island and then park. There is very limited street parking and some parking garages (in the center of the Island). You will... More
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