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Quiet and secluded, Roosevelt Island is perfect for families.
Studio / 1 BR
51% Complete
2 Bedrooms
80% Complete
3 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4 Bedrooms
0% Complete

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals


What's around
  • 13 Restaurants
  • 1 Grocery stores/markets
  • 1 Banks
  • 1 Nightlife options
  • 4 Fitness options
  • 17 Shops




Roosevelt Island has a below average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Roosevelt Island LIKE?

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Roosevelt Island is a quiet, relaxed, mostly-residential neighborhood on its own sliver of an island in New York's East River. It's a relatively easy commute into Midtown Manhattan (via bridge, subway, or aerial tram) or into Queens but other than for work, it's a self-sufficient 'hood with its own grocery stores, fitness centers, schools, restaurants, and recreation so you won't need to leave often. This is not the place to come for excitement, but if you're looking for a suburban vibe in the middle of New York City then this island fits the bill.

You'll find a mixed group of residents here across different incomes and age groups. While there is affordable housing here, more recently a number of luxury high rise apartments have been developed, affording stunning views of the city.

There are plenty of family-friendly amenities here, including athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a community pool.

Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Technology have partnered on a USD $2 billion campus for computer science on the island.

Roosevelt Island is bordered on all sides by the East River.


Wall Street: 9 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 4.5 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 13.5 miles / 45-100 minutes by car / 45 minutes by transit

Roosevelt Island New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Roosevelt Island LOCAL schools

The Child School
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.17 mi
Ps Is 217 Roosevelt Island
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.22 mi
Ps 183 Robert L Stevenson
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.39 mi
Ps 76 William Hallett
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.49 mi
Lycee Francais De New York
Parent Rating:
Distance:0.51 mi


Local Flavor   Roosevelt Island Local Flavor

Riverwalk Bar & Grill
Riverwalk Bar & Grill 425 MAIN ST, ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY 10044 MAP

Casual bar and restaurant with American grub, TVs for sports fans and views of the Queensboro bridge.

Fuji East
Fuji East 455 MAIN ST, NEW YORK, NY 10044 MAP

Japanese bistro with a sleek, clubby vibe serving sushi, teriyaki, udon, soba, and tempura.

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