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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 terms of possible staining. If in any doubt at all using the contact us option on the official website to put your mind at rest for sure
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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
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 still have a bit of a walk to get the Park (at the tip of the Island).