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Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

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Address: 147 W 35th St Ste 1505, Roosevelt Island, New York City, NY 10001-2110
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+1 212-204-8831
09:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Fabulous view of Manhattan and a lovely park

The FDR memorial is very well done, and the park is lovely and has a scenic view of the Manhattan skyline.

Reviewed 4 days ago
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The FDR memorial is very well done, and the park is lovely and has a scenic view of the Manhattan skyline.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a memorial to America's longest sitting president and his articulation of basic human rights in a 1941 speech to Congress. It's situated at the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, a narrow island that lies parallel to Manhattan in the East River. You can access the island via subway, but I would strongly... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the southern tip of Roosevelt island. The tram or the F train will get you to the island.. and then it's a 10 min walk down. Beautiful views of manhattan on the one side and Long Island city on the other.

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Kent, Washington
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I walked down to this after taking the aerial tram. The views of Manhattan and the east river were pretty and the park is relaxing.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

We went over to Roosevelt Island via the tram from 59th & Second (a hoot in itself) for a charity event. The glorious views of midtown Manhattan blew us away. That is an added bonus to the uncrowded, sere park

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This memorial is definitely off the beaten path for most tours, so if you are just looking for NYC highlights, keep moving. Take the tram from 60th/2nd (you can use your MTA card) or the F train. Walk south to the tip of the island and learn a bit about Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was New York governor before he... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Open, clean, great views. This is probably one of the best, and most underused parks in NYC. Maybe it's the best because it's underused - I went about 15 minutes without seeing another person at one point. There's also a very impressive derelict Smallpox Hospital near the entrance.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

​ Beautiful park with modern architecture celebrating the four human freedoms (speech, worship, from want, from fear) identified by President Roosevelt, hence the name of the park. Great views of Manhattan's east side skyline any time of the day but the best time for photos is between morning and early afternoon.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The FDR Memorial Park is exquisite in its simplicity, a magnificent tribute to FDR and a beautiful park to enjoy. Located on Roosevelt Island in the middle of the East River, the park requires some effort to get to. The best way to reach the island is by tram that leaves from 60th Street and Second Avenue, The ride takes... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Nice park on the tip of Roosevelt Island with some of the best views of Midtown Manhattan you can find!

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