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Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island is a long, narrow island in the East River in New York. It was earlier named Blackwell's Island, then renamed Welfare Island and devoted to hospitals and asylums.
In recent years the island has been developed as a residential community with a number of high-rise apartment buildings; the long-term care facilities remain at the southern end of the island.

Roosevelt Island is connected to Manhattan by subway and aerial tramway, and to Long Island City in Queens by a short bridge and by subway. The Roosevelt Island Tramway, although also interesting for tourists, is claimed to be the only aerial tramway in North America directed mainly at commuters.

The Tram to Roosevelt Island
60th. & Second Ave. Manhattan;
Phone: 212- 832-4540.

Spectacular views from tram linking Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. Visit the island’s historic landmarks. Parks/recreation, waterfront promenades, sculpture center.

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