Roosevelt Island

551 Main St
New York, NY 10044
Price Range: $400,000 - $2,000,000

One of Manhattan's Best-Kept Secrets

Though technically part of Manhattan, Roosevelt Island feels a world away, adrift in the East River. It has something of a dark history, but Roosevelt Island has seen complete revitalization in modern times, with beautiful green parks, luxurious new housing, breathtaking skyline views… and a respite from the crowds. Just two miles long and 800 feet wide, Roosevelt Island is blissfully quiet, secluded, and almost free of traffic. A quick stroll around the island yields views of the Upper East Side, the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City, and the expansive Queensboro Bridge. Nearby Manhattan can be reached by subway, bus, or even the Roosevelt Island Tramway, if you’re looking for something a bit different. Here’s everything you need to know about Roosevelt Island.

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Roosevelt Island at a Glance

demographic information


11,000+ Residents

size of neighborhood


0.23 square mile
0.60 square kilometers

New York subway


Subway Stations: Roosevelt Island Station (F train)

neighborhoods nearby

Nearby Areas

Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Dutch Kills, hunter’s Point

Living in Roosevelt Island

queensboro bridge from roosevelt island

The Community

Though quiet and largely residential, Roosevelt Island has more than a few gems to discover and explore. Four Freedoms Park is a favorite both for its unique design and for its community events, like yoga, book readings, kite flying, public talks, music, and more. North Point Lighthouse is another must-see, a historic Gothic-revival lighthouse dating back to 1872. The Octagon, another remnant of the past, has been revitalized into high-end housing and now boasts an art gallery and other amenities.

inside of a modern condo

The Homes

Roosevelt Island is home to many significant architectural landmarks and styles, but many of its homes are new high-rise buildings. Divided into separate master-planned areas, Roosevelt Island offers many options for luxury apartment and condo living. Some of its newest developments include Rivercross and Eastwood, Riverwalk, and the restored Octagon.

Things to Do Near This Manhattan Neighborhood

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