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Living in Roosevelt Island New York

Roosevelt Island is the 165th most walkable neighborhood in New York with 11,608 residents.

Roosevelt Island has world-class public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Long Island City, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Greenpoint, Blissville and Theater District.

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Walk Score of Roosevelt Island, New York, NY

Roosevelt Island is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Sabrina

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Duane Reade Store Roosevelt Island

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Roosevelt Island New York.

Roosevelt Island is the 165th most walkable neighborhood in New York with a Walk Score of 77.

Find apartments in New York's most walkable neighborhoods: Little Italy, NoHo and NoLita.

Roosevelt Island Neighborhood Ranking

Compare Roosevelt Island to other New York neighborhoods.

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Population

163 New Dorp 77 64 57 9,709
164 Eastchester 77 73 50 6,715
165 Roosevelt Island 77 90 77 11,608
166 Fresh Meadows 76 68 64 16,304
167 Rosebank 76 63 52 11,111

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Eating & Drinking

There are about 27 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Roosevelt Island.

People in Roosevelt Island can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for SabrinaA perfect spot for a picnic after a leisurely stroll on #RooseveltIsland. You will be joined at the back of the Octagon by Sabrina, the patron saint of Amherst College in Massachusetts

Stefanie Van Steelandt
on Sabrina

Transit Score of Roosevelt Island, New York, NY

Roosevelt Island is a Rider’s Paradise

World-class public transportation. Find Roosevelt Island New York apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Roosevelt Island has world-class public transportation and about 1 bus and 1 subway lines passing through it.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Roosevelt Island on public transit.

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Roosevelt Island has about 3 car shares from Zipcar.

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Photo of Sabrina in Roosevelt Island, New York

Sabrina

Photo of Duane Reade Store Roosevelt Island in Roosevelt Island, New York

Duane Reade Store Roosevelt Island

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Southpoint Park

Bike Score of Roosevelt Island, New York, NY

Roosevelt Island is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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Photo of Southpoint Park in Roosevelt Island, New York

Southpoint Park

Photo of Southpoint Park in Roosevelt Island, New York

Southpoint Park

Photo of The Octagon in Roosevelt Island, New York

The Octagon

Photo of Roosevelt Island Tram in Roosevelt Island, New York

Roosevelt Island Tram

Photo of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in Roosevelt Island, New York

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

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The Marriage Of Money And Real Estate

thumbnail for Duane Reade Store Roosevelt Island#RooseveltIsland's very own Duane Reade in the hub of the town. It's right next to the tram and centrally located near all the apartment buildings. There is also a Starbuck's and several restaurants nearby.

Stefanie Van Steelandt
on Duane Reade Store Roosevelt Island

thumbnail for Southpoint ParkThis park at the most Southern tip of #RooseveltIsland encompasses both the smallpox hospital and the FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Stefanie Van Steelandt
on Southpoint Park

thumbnail for Southpoint ParkThis iconic place on #RooseveltIsland used to be a smallpox hospital in the mid eighteen hundreds. It has been looking a little ghostly since it closed years ago, but rumor has it this might become a visitor center for the FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Stefanie Van Steelandt
on Southpoint Park

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