Roosevelt Island

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Roosevelt Island

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Thanks to the boxy red tram that glides above the East River, Roosevelt Island may be one of the only spots in New York City that’s a joy to get to via public transportation. The area's attractions include tennis courts, ball fields and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, a tribute to our 32nd president, located on the island's southern tip.

Venue name: Roosevelt Island
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Address: Roosevelt Island
New York

Opening hours: Tram runs Sun–Thurs 6am–2am; Fri, Sat 6am–3:30am.
Transport: Subway: F to Roosevelt Island
Price: $2.75 per tram ride via MetroCard.

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Sanjoy K

Great place to visit.Although there is not much to do in Roosevelt Island getting there is half the fun!You take a tram that goes over the bridge (only takes a metro card swipe $2.75), it is kind of scary but at the same time pretty cool to go over the water.Once you arrive at the island, there is a “free” shuttle bus (you can give a small donation to ride) that takes you to the light house at the tip of the island.You obviously cant go inside but you can get the skyline of the city and its fun and relaxing.