New York, NY 10044
Roosevelt Island Real Estate
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
0.23 square mile
0.60 square kilometers
Subway Stations: Roosevelt Island Station (F train)
Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Dutch Kills, hunter’s Point
Living in Roosevelt Island
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.
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.
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