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NYC to Roosevelt Island Visitor’s Guide: How to Travel To and From Roosevelt Island

May 17, 2023

Offers a uniquely quieter and charming escape from the bustling streets of New York City, it’s easy traveling to and from The Octagon but when friends and family come to visit, here’s a quick travel guide to help navigate to and from The Octagon on Roosevelt Island.

By Tramway

The Roosevelt Island Tramway provides a scenic and convenient way to reach the island. You can access the tramway from Manhattan by boarding at the tram station located on 2nd Avenue between 59th and 60th Streets. Enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline as you glide over the East River, arriving at Roosevelt Island’s tram station.

By Subway

Roosevelt Island is also accessible by subway. Take the F train to the Roosevelt Island station, located on the island itself. From Manhattan, you can catch the F train from various stations, including 34th Street-Herald Square or Rockefeller Center. Upon reaching Roosevelt Island station, you can explore the island on foot.

By Ferry

Another option to reach Roosevelt Island is by taking the Astoria Route of the NYC Ferry. Depart from either the East 34th Street Ferry Landing or the Wall Street-Pier 11 Ferry Terminal and enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the East River. Disembark at the Roosevelt Island Terminal and immerse yourself in the island’s beauty.

By Walking or Cycling

If you’re already in the vicinity, you can access Roosevelt Island by walking or cycling across the Roosevelt Island Bridge. The bridge connects the island to Long Island City, Queens, offering a pleasant way to reach the island while enjoying picturesque views along the way.

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