ROOSEVELT AND GOVERNORS ISLANDS

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Two islands of Manhattan quite unknown to tourists. They are quiet areas, whose main attractions are the parks and city views. If you have to choose, I prefer Governors, although neither of them is a must.

ROOSEVELT ISLAND

Runs in the East River between  47th and 86th streets. It can be reached by taxi by the Queensboro bridge, metro (Line F), or the most interesting and popular way, by cable car. You can take it nearby the entrance of the bridge, on the 2nd Avenue and 60th st. It costs the same as the subway or bus using the MetroCard ($ 2.75).

2013-09 Teleferico a Roosevelt Island
Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

All around it, there’s a walkway surrounded by green areas. The main attraction are the views of Manhattan.

2013-09 Vista del Upper East Side desde Roosevelt Island
Upper East Side view from Roosevelt Island
2013-09 Cartel de Pepsi en Queens
Pepsi billboard in Queens

At the southern end, the Franklin Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park was built.

2013-09 Ruinas de una iglesia cerca del F. Roosevelt Park
Ruins of a church near F. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

GOVERNORS ISLAND

You can only get there by the free ferry from Downtown terminal, operating only during the summer months. This island is constantly renewed and the intention is to create a large park and leisure center for Newyorkers and visitors.

2014-09 Parque en Governors Island
A park in Governors Island

Enjoy one of the best views of Manhattan skyline from Governors, and nowadays with few tourists.

2014-09 El Downtown desde Governors Island
Downtown from Governors Island

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