ROOSEVELT AND GOVERNORS ISLANDS

Updated on March 21, 2019

ESPAÑOL

Two islands in 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, Uber or on foot 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).

Roosevelt Island. teleferico tramway Nueva York New City
Roosevelt Island Tramway

The northern part is basically residential, with little interest for tourists, it is convenient to focus on the southern part. All around it, there’s a walkway surrounded by green areas. The main attraction are the views of Manhattan.

Roosevelt Island. teleferico tramway Nueva York New City Vista del Upper East Side desde Roosevelt Island
Upper East Side view
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Upper East Side and Queensboro bridge
Roosevelt Island. Cartel de Pepsi en Queens
Old Pepsi billboard in Queens
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Ruins of the old Smallpox Memorial Hospital

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

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View of the Park from the south end
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Another view of the 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.

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Park in Governors Island
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View of the Statue of Liberty from Governors Island

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

New York Nueva Downtown desde Governors Island
Downtown view from Governors Island, NYC
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