April 15, 2015

New York – Roosevelt Island / Four Freedoms Park – 1

It’s likely one the least visited but most interesting urbanist experiences accessible from Midtown Manhattan – and most affordable too.  Just swipe your Metrocard to get on to this:



Every 15 minutes the aerial tram, in operation since 1976, spans the East River to drop up to 110 passengers on to Roosevelt Island – a project from the early 1970s that houses close to 10,000 people in a mixed-income, mixed-use project that still serves as an interesting case study in (mostly successful) urban renewal:


In addition to the views, there’s another recent reason to visit the Island: the completion of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park at the southern tip:



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