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“Lovely island”
Review of Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island
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$1,540.00*
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NYC Private Luxury Yacht Rental
Ranked #89 of 1,093 things to do in New York City
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely island”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Really just went to the Island do we could ride the Tram, which is covered by the MTA pass.
Views back to Manhattan were fab and we ate at the Diner, a two minute walk from the tram. Lovely good and nice staff.
After that we just went for a nice walk around the Island.
It was nice to just get away from it all for an hour or so and five minutes by tram and your back in the main city.

Visited November 2013
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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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“Great island”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

It is a small island, with all facilities, that you can walk the whole island in maximum 2 hours. I took a 10 min walk to the south end of the island and visited FDR Four Freedoms park. It was beautiful. The walk was peaceful with great views of the NYC skyline and the park was stunning. NYC amazes me with how many things there are to see and do at all expense levels. A must do for any traveler to experience.

Visited November 2013
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“Freedom park”
Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Take the Ariel tram and on arrival take a short walk along the river heading south, enter the park past the old ruin ( smallpox hospital ) climb the steps and the park opens up before your eyes. Really peaceful and a great place to relax, chill and get away from the bustle of Manhattan for a few hours, The views of the Manhattan sky line are great and a bit different.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Who Knew?”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

I have seen the Tram in movies, but I didn't really know this place existed. What a charming and beautiful place to visit within the big city. The tram ride was fun - very quick and little wait as well. And the island itself felt like a small village within the city of Manhattan. I took the island bus for only 25 cents and drank in the warm and friendly community atmosphere. After returning back to the visitor centre I took a 10 min walk to the south end of the island and visited FDR Four Freedoms park. It was beautiful. The walk was peaceful with great views of the NYC skyline and the park was stunning. NYC amazes me with how many things there are to see and do at all expense levels. A must do for any traveller to experience.

Visited October 2013
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Kitchener
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“Quite oassis”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

You can take the tram from 59th Ave and 2nd Ave or the F train gets you to and from Roosevelt Island. I had a 7-day metro card so I used that to pay the tram.
We didn’t have the time or energy to see the whole island but we walked 15 minutes from the tram to Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. The park is named after the four freedoms speech FDR made: freedom of speech and expression, freedom to worship, freedom from want and freedom from fear. The park is a tribute of FDR's life and work.
In this park stands Renwick Smallpox Hospital that was opened for 100 years and is now a ruin.
The view from the park is gorgeous. You wouldn’t think you were in New York City if it wasn’t for the skyline view of Manhattan on one side and Queens on the other.
The red buses go around the island all the time but we grabbed a regular city bus that goes to and from Manhattan to get us back to the subway.

Visited August 2013
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