Time  3 hours one minute

Coordinates 1016

Uploaded November 27, 2015

Recorded November 2015

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near Hunters Point, New York (United States)

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Round trip from Long Island City - Vernon Boulevard, New York, to Roosevelt Island; Full return to the island, passing through the Franklin Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, and return.

The march begins at the Gantry Plaza State Park, located in Long Island City, on the banks of the East River, just in front of the United Nations building, in the area where until recently the large Pepsi Cola factory was located. At present, it has become a highly valued New York residential neighborhood.

Following Vernon Boulevard, we arrive at Queensbridge Park, a small urban park from which you can contemplate a close and excellent view of the Queensboro Bridge. At a short distance, we reach, on the left, the detour to the Roosvelt Island Bridge, a small drawbridge that crosses one of the branches of the East River and allows pedestrians and vehicles access to Roosevelt Island.

Once on the island, we took the east sidewalk, which is not particularly nice, having views of some factories and warehouses in Astoria, Queens, but arriving at the northern end of Roosevelt Island, there is a small park, the Lighthouse Park, with green area and a picturesque lighthouse.

We rounded the corner of Roosvelt Island, and followed the side walk on the west side of the island, much more careful than the opposite, overlooking the central area of ​​Manhattan.

During the tour there are some small gardens, sculptures and an original viewpoint over the river, shaped like a ship's bow.

Towards the middle of the island there is a metro station, and a funicular that connects Roosvelt Island with Manhattan, and whose route is parallel and close to the Queensboro Bridge.

On the other side of the bridge, we continue the side walk of the island, in an area with numerous cherry trees, that accompany us to the ruins of an old hospital, and the entrance of the Franklin Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park.

Franklin Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, located at the southern end of Roosevelt Island, is a small park, built in a location with privileged views of Manhattan and the East River, although the whole is cold due to the abuse of large marble surfaces and granite, as if in its design someone had tried to emulate the construction of a kind of mausoleum. Only the sunset over Manhattan and the beautiful views of the United Nations and Long Island City, allow to compensate for the coldness of the environment, which has a lot of stone, and many trees are missing.

Already back to Gantry Plaza State Park, the evening over Manhattan gives us beautiful images of the Empire State Building and other buildings, with night lighting.
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Vista del edificio de Naciones Unidas, y zona central de Manhattan, desde el Gantry Plaza State Park, en Long Island City

View of the United Nations building and central Manhattan, from the Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City
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Queensbridge Park. Queensboro Bridge

Queensbridge Park. Queensboro Bridge
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Único puente de acceso a la Roosevelt Island

Único puente de acceso a la Roosevelt Island
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Lighthouse Park

Lighthouse Park
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Paseo por el lado oeste de la Roosevelt Island

Paseo por el lado oeste de la Roosevelt Island
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Mirador en forma de proa de barco

Mirador en forma de proa de barco
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Cerca del teleférico que une Roosevelt Island y Manhattan

Cerca del teleférico que une Roosevelt Island y Manhattan
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Queensboro Bridge y teleférico

Queensboro Bridge y teleférico
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Paseo con cerezos

Paseo con cerezos
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Smallpox Hospital. Ruinas del viejo hospital.

Smallpox Hospital. Ruinas del viejo hospital.
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Franklin Roosevelt Four Fredoms Park y vistas

Franklin Roosevelt Four Fredoms Park y vistas
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Vista del Roosevelt Island Bridge y del Queensboro Bridge

Vista del Roosevelt Island Bridge y del Queensboro Bridge
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Vista nocturna del Empire State, al regresar al Gantry Plaza State Park

Night view of the Empire State Building, upon returning to Gantry Plaza State Park

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  • Photo of Gonzalo Guerra

    Gonzalo Guerra Oct 27, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Nice through the city.

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