Photographer's Note

Roosevelt Island is a narrow island in New York City's East River, within the borough of Manhattan. It lies between Manhattan to its west and the Queens, to its east.

Running from the equivalent of East 46th to 85th Streets on Manhattan, it is about 2 miles (3.2 km) long, with a maximum width of 800 feet (240 m), and a total area of 147 acres (0.59 km2).

It had a population of 11,661 as of the 2010 United States Census.

Lying below the Queensboro Bridge, the island cannot be accessed directly from the bridge itself. Vehicular traffic uses the Roosevelt Island Bridge to access the island from Astoria, Queens, though the island is not designed for vehicular traffic and has several areas designed as car-free zones. Several public transportation options to reach the island exist. The Roosevelt Island Tramway, the oldest urban commuter tramway in the U.S, connects the island to Manhattan Island's Upper East Side. The Roosevelt Island station carries the F and trains of the New York City Subway. The NYC Ferry also maintains a dock on the east side of the island. On-island transport is provided by the Red Bus service (you can see one in the photo).

The place is great for a stroll and have good places for photos. I took lots of photo there and always I visit NY we must go there. I took this photo from inside the tram.

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