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For too long, Roosevelt Island has lived in the shadow of the New York City island, Manhattan. Yet, that’s all changing thanks to a new ferry stop and Cornell Tech’s campus here. This 2mi (3.2km) stretch was once home to prisons and asylums but now boasts an aerial adventure, the RIVAA contemporary art gallery and much more. Discover the best things to do on Roosevelt Island, New York City.
We know, we know: we’re meant to be discussing what to do on 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.