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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the cost of a subway ride take the Roosevelt Island tram to the island and experience a totally different vibe. During the tram ride enjoy great views of the iconic "feelin' groovy" 59th Street Bridge. Once on the island, walk South and take in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nontweeter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend a perfect fun day outside the hustle of the city. There are so many things to do on the island. Start by taking the tram over for an aerial view instead of the subway. Walk/run/bike along the East River, or around the entire island....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank A_Wanderluster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the Cable Car. Make your way to the Four Freedoms Park. Truly peaceful, could take a picnic. Learn about the Hospital. See Buildings such UN, from a different perspective

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank philip m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cable car to the island was great, superb views. The island is so calming after the busyness of the city.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Local_lass20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading a little about this island after a previous trip, we made it a point to visit on our recent trip. We took the fun Roosevelt Island Tramway from Manhattan (bonus: you can use your subway fare card) to the island and then back....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sarah F
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Almost forget I'm in NYC when I come to this island. The pace suddenly becomes slow here. The best season and also the most beautiful sea is the blossom season. The trees along the river are all cherry trees with a different breed. Some are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank li x
Reviewed August 13, 2019

Nice little island. It’s quiet, and peaceful insland, linked to Manhattan via a tram or the F train. There’s not really any traffic here either. I always loved the makeup of the island and the many parts of it. I encourage anyone to visit that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Serene little step away from the hubbub of the city. Accessible from Manhattan by tram or subway, as well as bridge and ferry from Queens. Four Freedoms Park on one tip of the island feels like little oasis from the frenetic motion of NYC.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MegFitzp
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Clean and great for a walk and beautiful pictures. The Tramway is a great experience for all. You can come by the water or train.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bogdan C
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Yes it a Wounderfull place to spend your weekend for a day.its easy to go with the boat ride from Brooklyn peir 6 it’s good for all ages including young kids there is bike rentals to bike around with out traffic with cars so it...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Freedom43038656738
June 20, 2019|
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Response from lydiar770 | Reviewed this property |
I only go to Roosevelt island with friends to explore the island, have dinner and for events they offer. I don’t have an answer for your question I didn’t even know the have an area for barbecue.
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aoifem1201
January 28, 2019|
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Response from YayeMama | Reviewed this property |
No restaurants but there is a supermarket on the island, in case you don't want to bring picnic-style food with you. There is a cafe where you can buy coffee as well.
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