"The Roosevelt Island Experience" Roosevelt Island by VinTolucci

Roosevelt Island Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 42 photos

Roosevelt Island One of many New York City Islands

Roosevelt Island recently slipped into our cultural consciousness. Spiderman was filmed here. The river flows smoothly into NYC harbor, perfect for swimming.

Northernmost tip of Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island is tiny. Once you reach the northern end of the Island you will see Queens county on the right, Randalls Island to the north, and Manhattan to the left. And in the middle of it all the gentle waters of the East River, not a true river by the way but an estuary.

Climactic Scene filmed here!

This is the bridge and tram as seen in the first Spiderman movie.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy to get to, Manhattan skyline from a different perspective
  • Cons:You can't spend the night here
  • In a nutshell:Perfect for taking pictures of NYC
  • Last visit to Roosevelt Island: Nov 2005
  • Intro Updated May 15, 2012
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  • Oct 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    VinTolucci commented that Roosevelt Island was situated on the Hudson River. This is incorrect. Roosevelt is on the east side of Manhattan and is on the East River.

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    Sep 28, 2007 at 4:17 AM

    hello, hello! good birthday? i hope so! hugs from rhonda!

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    Aug 30, 2006 at 1:52 AM

    ohh, I`m here the first!!! Nice pics :)

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