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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
1  Thank tr8v2l3r
Reviewed 17 December 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 16 December 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
Thank Jezzmond
Reviewed 11 December 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 28 November 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 19 November 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
Thank Wallysfood
Reviewed 18 November 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 18 November 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
1  Thank Marilyn b
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Its amazing, Roosevelt Island is not that far from midtown Manhattan but it feels like another world. Come here (via tram or subway) for a break from NYC's craziness (and some amazing views of Manhattan and Queens.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank skywaker9
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Beautiful spot - Walked up to small pox hospital then definitely hop on the bus to see both ends of island. Had ice cream at Cornell.

Date of experience: October 2018
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aoifem1201
29 January 2019|
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Response from AugustoN475 | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! No, i would say no. There are places where to eat but not restaurants. You can have lunch leaving the “air train” to the right and walk along the river side till the end if the last building (400 meters) there you can... More
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manitka87
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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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