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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
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09:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Nice views of Manhattan

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kent, Washington
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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Floral Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The park is definitely stunning visually. You get world class views of midtown and lower Manhattan. The only issues are the Roosevelt Island shuttle doesn't get you very close and no rest room facilities in the park. The park is next to a city park, Southpoint Park, and there are rest rooms there. The FDR park literature says arrangements can... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

On the tip of Roosevelt Island in NYC, The Four Freedoms Memorial is still being built and although not completed, the meadow, park-like setting is relaxing and good walking. The promenade is lined with cherry trees to be spectacular in spring and provide shady resting and viewing places in the summer heat. The granite memorial has a wonderful view on... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Sleek beautiful serene park to remind us the freedoms many often take for granted. I was there in the morning so that the softer morning sunlight would be behind me when taking pictures of midtown. Nice place to enjoy the scenery quietly. Easy access: I have come here twice, via (1) the tram (gondola) on 59th St & Second Ave;... More 

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