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“Excellent Choice”
Review of Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island
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$329.00*
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Circle Manhattan plus Statue of Liberty Jet Ski Tour
Ranked #94 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

It is cheap, maybe free if you purchased an unlimited MetroCard. Short, because it won't take more than 10 minutes and not as crowded.
The ride offers great photo opportunities from the cart or from the Island.

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

You can take the Roosevelt Island tram to the Island from 62nd St. and 2nd Ave. The tram ride alone is interesting and affords breathtaking views of Manhattan. Be sure to look for the United Nations building on the East River. Once on the Island you get a good perspective of Manhattan's skyline and the 59th St. Bridge (Koch Bridge). You can appreciate the view of Manhattan only from a distance, which you get when on Roosevelt Island. Many people don't know it, but you can drive onto the island from Queens. There is a bridge in the borough of Queens that accesses the Island. I would definitely plan a visit to the Island when visiting Manhattan. Enjoy!

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a delightful place -- in the east River, close to Manhattan, an easy commute. But lots of shops, neighborhood restaurants, a neighborhood feel to the place. Gets a little chilly when the wind is up -- but seems like a really nice place to live.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you're going to Roosevelt Island to sightsee, don't, there's nothing to see except the long delayed Franklin Roosevelt memorial at the tip of the island. Soon arriving, will be the Technical College of Cornell and the Technion from Haifa....they will house the East Coast Silicon Valley.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I really enjoyed taking the tram to Roosevelt Island. Super fun, and once we were there we receieved great views of lower manhattan. It was pretty awesome. A very quiet little community just minutes away from the hustle and bussle of manhattan. You can take a tram to get there which is part of the public transit. It is only about a 3 minute ride on the tram and you can see the beautiful skyline in the background and the ocean below. When we got there we walked around a little and had a drink at a little pub just seconds away from the tram exist. I forget the name of it but it was cute- very nice girl serving.

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