For too long, Roosevelt Island has lived in the shadow of the New York City island, Manhattan, but that’s all about to change thanks to a new ferry stop and Cornell Tech’s recently opened campus. This two-mile-long (3.2 kilometers) stretch was once the home of prisons and insane asylums but now boasts an aerial adventure, a contemporary art gallery, and much more. Discover the best things to see and do on Roosevelt Island, New York City.
We know, we know: we’re meant to be discussing Roosevelt Island, but we couldn’t help but notice the panorama! From Roosevelt Island’s west side, you’re afforded a front-row view of Manhattan’s Midtown and Upper East Side, not to mention one of the most famous skylines in the world. So, snap away—the island will understand.