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Roosevelt Island

About

Technically part of Manhattan, Roosevelt Island feels more suburb than city. Best known for its iconic tramway, idyllic green spaces and riverfront lifestyle, this 2 mile long island with a population of 12,000 has transformed itself since the 1970’s when redevelopment of the island began. Luxury residential apartment buildings now dot the island and the growing population has resulted in a wave of new shops, restaurants and amenities, most of which are concentrated on the island’s appropriately named Main Street. Slip away to the northern or southern tips of the island however to walk on the neighborhood’s picturesque promenade, taking in jaw dropping views of NYC, or venture further off the beaten path to discover some of Roosevelt Island’s many historic landmarks such as 18th century Blackwell House, the lighthouse and abandoned smallpox hospital.

Places to eat & drink

Jora Restaurant & Bar

Yelp rating446 reviews

Bubble Cool

Yelp rating23 reviews