Roosevelt Island Travel Guide

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    Roosevelt Island main street
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    World Famous Silvercup Studios
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Roosevelt Island Things to Do

  • Take the Tram

    This would be kind of fun and you would get a good aerial view of the city. I haven't worked up the courage to do it myself. You can probably get some good photos from here too.

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  • Take Photos of Manhattan

    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...

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  • Enjoy spectacular views of Queens and...

    Lower Roosevelt Island has just opened up for visitors. The views from the lower part of the Island include western Queens, including L.I.C. and Manhattan's east side. The Island is situated on the Hudson River.

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Roosevelt Island Restaurants

  • This One Didn't Close

    Thank goodness this Starbucks wasn't on the list of the hundreds that did close. It is right near the metro station and nice to be able to go in there and sit and read or work on your computer. A younger crowd goes here than to the Trellis.

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  • Meeting Place For Roosevelt Islanders

    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...

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Roosevelt Island Transportation

  • Red Bus

    The Red Bus is the local Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. bus that will transport you from the metro or the tram to various locations on the island. It costs 10 cents for seniors and disabled and 25 for others.

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  • Metro Bus

    Once you get off of the Metro, you can use your metro card to transfer to a city bus to take you to the North end of the Island or even across to Astoria. Haven't taken it to Astoria yet so don't know where exactly it goes.

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  • The famous tram to Roosevelt Island

    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).

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Roosevelt Island Off The Beaten Path

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    World Famous Silvercup Studios

    by VinTolucci Written Dec 8, 2005

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    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.

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Roosevelt Island Favorites

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    by emrekarasahin Written Jun 25, 2006

    Favorite thing: 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

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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