F Train on W Rd.
Roosevelt Island Tramway between W Main St. and E Main St.
Neighborhood Fun Facts
Roosevelt Island is a Manhattan borough community of 14,000 residents spread over the small area of only 2-miles, located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens.
Having carried many different names, varying from Minnehanonck by the Lenape, Varkens Eylandt (Hog Island) by the Dutch and Welfare Island for its many hospitals in the 1920s, the island was finally renamed Roosevelt Island in 1971 after Franklin D. Roosevelt.
The island with its dire history and rapid modernization in the 2000s has attracted many notable guests such as Charles Dickens in 1842, and later residents such as Kofi Annan, Michelle Bachelet and Sarah Jessica Parker