You can get some great shots of Manhattan from Roosevelt Island. Otherwise there's not much to do. See my videos of Manhattan from Roosevelt Island. They are my first ones, so hope you don't get sea sick watching them.Take the tram from TramPlaza at 59th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan. http://www.ny.com/transportation/ri_tramway.htmlOr if...more
This is sort of like a diner. Very popular with the locals as it has been the only real restaurant on the Island until recently. They have jazz on the weekends starting at 6 and you can sit outside right opposite the historic church. The burger was pretty good. A typical diner burger, which I love, but any health food freak would be totally...more
Getting to Roosevelt Island is easy. From Manhattan take the tram at the base of the 59th street bridge on the east side and pay your fare, a few bucks, sit back relax and take pictures. Or you may take the F train into Roosevelt Island. Make sure the train is heading towards Queens (uptown).more
From Roosevelt Island one can see the old Silvercup Studios Marquee. There is a lot of history here. Though the studios themselves are in Queens, NY.
Roosevelt Island is a surprisingly quiet place in New York. It is located on East River, and has wonderful views of Manhattan East Side, go to the south of the Island to watch United Nations and Lower East Manhattan. On The North end, there is a light house and that place has an amazing view of Queens, Harlem, Upper East Side, and Bronx.
The parking place on the Island is reasonable.
The F train stops on the Island making it very useful to commute to every part of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. IF you travel with a car, which is a pain in New York City, park it in Roosevelt Island, then take the tram or subway to commute.
Fondest memory: Most beautiful views of New York can be watched during the short tram trip to Manhattan Island. Tram stop on Manhattan is very central, close to shopping centers on 57 st street, Macys etc. dont forget to visit Katagiri( 52 st) for a snack of sushi sashimi or rolls with japanese beer