Roosevelt Island Commerce & Culture
While limited (relative to other NYC locations), Roosevelt Island has great dining options. Local restaurants can be found along Main Street, joined by the occasional takeout chain. Roosevelt Island offers plentiful sightseeing spots across its two miles. Specifically, there is Four Freedoms Park, a four-acre memorial dedicated to President and island namesake Franklin Delano Roosevelt, found at the island’s southern tip. Remnants of the island’s past remain, such as the Gothic Revival ruins of the Smallpox Hospital, the only ruin in the city to be designated a New York City landmark. Toward the island's northern end is The Octagon, formerly the entrance to an asylum, now incorporated into an apartment complex. Generally speaking, you can easily catch views of the Manhattan and Queens skylines from various angles on this island, including a rooftop hotel bar.