Roosevelt Island Pictures

June 23, 2008

In the middle of East river between Manhattan and Queens lies a little island called Roosevelt Island. One way to reach this island from Manhattan is a tramway, one of the few in the US.

Here’s a brief account of our trip to this nice getaway. All pictures were taken by me…feel free to compliment me on my photography skills.

<Updated: Pictures lost in the move from WordPress>

South point on the island gave me something that i havent encountered often in Newyork – Silence. Its like a little oasis of desolation right in the middle of one of the noisiest cities in the world.

I also shot a video on the way back. Watch out for the shiny Newyork lights, traffic on FDR Drive, the nicely lit Queensboro bridge, and loudly talking Newyorkers. Alas, i didnt make any noise so you wont catch me there ;)

How to get there: Tram Station on E60th street and 3rd avenue. Your metro card gets you a ride.

Roosevelt Island is a prime spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks. Get your tickets here

Here’s more pictures of the trip on this unique mode of transportation.


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14 Responses to “ Roosevelt Island Pictures ”

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  2. Jennifer on June 23, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for posting this. Video is amazing. Though I prefer to visit natural wonders, this is one man made wonder that allows you to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of a city of manmade wonders!!

  3. amreekandesi on June 23, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Welcome to my blog Jennifer, and thanks for the mention on DP. Glad you liked the post/video :)

  4. amlistening on June 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I still cannot forget the moments spent standing on a stone at the southmost point of the South park in Roosevelt Island, facing the effusive waters of East river! No wonder it was a wedding gift..i read in its history

  5. siir on June 24, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Wonderful pictures.. Thankings

  6. amreekandesi on June 24, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    welcoming Siir!!

  7. aju on June 25, 2008 at 4:12 am

    You’ve a nicely done site with lots of effort and good updates. I would like to welcome you to submit your stories to and get that extra one way traffic to your site.

  8. Lekhni on June 26, 2008 at 8:10 am

    All I have seen is the subway station on Roosevelt island. Didn’t know I was missing so much !

  9. amreekandesi on June 26, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Aju, Lekhni – Welcome to my blog!

    Lekhni – if you are in the Newyork area you must take the tram ride. It is certainly a unique experience!

  10. blogging tips on February 20, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    looks good.this is the first time iam hearing of such an island.

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