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Roosevelt Island

Take the Roosevelt Island Tramway over the East River for a unique perspective on the City. Once closed to the public, today Roosevelt Island is home to a residential community and a number of parks and landmarks. At the island’s southern end, the Louis Kahn–designed Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park offers public programming and family-friendly events. Also in the historical vein: the Renwick Ruin, a former smallpox hospital; the Octagon tower, the remnants of an insane asylum; and, on the northern tip, a 19th-century lighthouse anchoring a park from where visitors can get wide-angle views of NYC.


Roosevelt Island Map

Map out Roosevelt Island and discover all that's happening in the neighborhood.

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