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Reviewed February 17, 2019

A perfect location to get away from the noise. We walked from our hotel to the cable car and were able to enjoy the views going across and back. It was very peaceful and still covered in snow. The views of Manhattan were amazing, helped...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

A perfect location for jogging or cycling while barely hearing the noise from Manhattan and Long Island. It does not convey a sense of community with high rise condo and the Cornell university and tata center . A nice tramway back to manhattan. The 4...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Went over because we had heard about the views. Really peaceful and a nice break from the city. Wouldn't recommend if you are pushed for time but if you have a space in your day why not. Trams ok. Station near to Bloomingdales.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

This is a place to visit for sure, and yo don´t miss ! Price is included in transport tickets, and getting there is free as well. You must take the elevated tramway, and from the beggining the views are very nice. Once there, i suggest...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank AugustoN475
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Had read about this island and thought, yes must take a look. Took the cable car 🚠 which was great, the views back were amazing and reasonably priced. Had a look round the island which isn’t massive but the views back to Manhattan are the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

WOW, who knew this island even existed? After taking a quick tram ride (with great views) my husband and I were able to walk around the island. Definitely check out the small pox hospital and the Roosevelt Memorial. I would not eat on the island....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2018

Great place for a quiet time away from the hustle of Manhattan. Pleasant cable car ride to get there. Decent eateries and a little "village" style centre

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Visited Roosevelt Island to explore and see the lighthouse. Easy to get there on the F line. Great walking paths on both sides along the river that lead to Lighthouse Park. The whole island is rich in history, has some shops to visit and when...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Take the Tram from Manhattan to this hidden away little island with great views of Manhattan and Queens, walk around and enjoy the fresh air and FDR Park on the south side.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tedbodnar
Reviewed November 18, 2018

hard to get to, lovely when there, even have a museum! nice nyc views, lots of sea gulls!crowded at times, mostly tourists! they hold lots of events when weather cooperates!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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manitka87
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Response from Mo5Mo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anita, we went to Roosevelt Island by tram several times and never saw dogs... Maybe you can send an email Regards
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