Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, New York City

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Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park is a four-acre (1.6 ha) memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union address. It is located adjacent to the historic Smallpox Hospital in New York City at the southernmost point of Roosevelt Island, in the East River between Manhattan Island and Queens. It was originally designed by the architect Louis Kahn in 1974, but funds were only secured for groundbreaking in 2010 and completion in 2012.

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  • We headed over to the park on the tramway and had a great morning - the views back to Manhattan are excellent and it is a unique way to see New York.  more »
  • It is just a pleasure to have places, and green spaces that are open and accessable for us all; even if we don't get to enjoy them daily, its wonderful to know that on the occasion when we do have...  more »
  • Took the Roosevelt Island air tram across from Manhattan for the first time and was absolutely blown away by how worth it it was. Probably one of the most underrated places to visit in NYC. There's a ton of history and views of the city are amazing! Id recommend the air tram but you can also take the subway if you prefer, both cost the same, use your metro card. I'd spend a day or at least a few hours walking through the Four Freedoms park to the South then walk up along the west side of the island along the water then back down through the Main St and little area where there are some parks and little shops. You can also take a nice little picnic out there and lay out on the beautiful hills on a blanket and enjoy some great weather and views. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  • What a unique park. The granite is immaculate and so are the linden trees lining the paths to the southern tip of the island/monument. Would make a great skateboarding area (don't).

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