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Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt IslandNew York City Subway9 min
Lexington Ave / 53rd StNew York City Subway11 min
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New York Catacombs by Candlelight

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Perfect for history lovers, this tour of the historical Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Lower Manhattan invites you into the catacombs, allowing you to see its pipe organ and venture to parts of the building that are normally closed to visitors. Beat the crowds on this tour and enjoy a personal encounter with this New York landmark.
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Willem K wrote a review Dec 2020
875 contributions131 helpful votes
While staying in a hotel in Queens, I always loop in the outer loop around the island as part of my run. Beautiful oasis in NYC.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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christopherbO9687MP wrote a review Oct 2020
Acton, Massachusetts265 contributions56 helpful votes
After taking the tramway over, consider using the nice walkway around this island to see the Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines and to watch the ferry & barge traffic on the East River.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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CasaHoffa wrote a review Oct 2020
Huatulco, Mexico10,071 contributions81 helpful votes
We took the tram to Roosevelt Island in the middle of the East River for to see the FDR Four Freedoms Park and the excellent views of Manhattan. Roosevelt Island is a residential community with beautiful walkways along the "river" (actually an ocean bight).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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neil102 wrote a review Oct 2020
Astoria, New York5,560 contributions859 helpful votes
I love coming here and walking around the Island. My favorite spot is the lighthouse at the north east part of the island. Walking or taking the shuttle bus is the best way of getting there. The other method is the ferry which is much more enjoyable. I did this from Astoria last November and had a cold but very pheasant trip. Yes, I would absolutely recommend that you take a trip to RI if you plan to visit Nyc.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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WesOrmond wrote a review Sep 2020
Ormond Beach, Florida174 contributions96 helpful votes
We took the tram over from Manhattan which was a fun ride and cheap. We had set up an account with Citibikes and checked out bikes at the tram station and round around the island. They have good trails that go around the perimeter and have constant water views so the breeze is cool and the views are great. Went to the lighthouse at the north end and the park at the south end. Good way to spend a couple of hours of good exercise but not much else to do
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Date of experience: September 2020
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