President Franklin D. Roosevelt's stamp is all over New York, including on his eponymous island that makes for a quick escape from the city.
Roosevelt Island is situated between the East Side of Manhattan and Long Island City, Queens, and is surrounded by the East River on all sides. Named after the 32nd president in the early 1970s, Roosevelt Island today features several expansive parks, waterfront views and architecture from the 1800s.
Here are our top picks for touring Roosevelt Island, which is just a tram ride away.
Get an aerial view from the tram
Order an Indian curry omelet at Wholesome Factory
Swing by the Smallpox Hospital
Go for a run along the East River
Savor some sushi at Fuji East
Explore the historic Blackwell House
Take the obligatory lighthouse selfie
Take a peaceful break at FDR Four Freedoms Park