The word Roosevelt, I instantly think I stayed at The Roosevelt hotel in New York and Hollywood, or what they are named after President Roosevelt. I've walked up and down past 60th Street, many times and the word Roosevelt caught my eye. There was a sign for "tram to Roosevelt Island". It stated £2.75 with Metro card. My thoughts were "how do you get a Metro card" ?. I imagined I needed to get a subway, to get a Metro card.
When I wrote up my New York plans and didn't add Roosevelt Island to my list, as you don't hear people talk of Roosevelt Island. I try to see a few new things each trip to New York, so Roosevelt Island was on my mind if I had spare time.
My first day New York tradition is always wandering around Times Square shops. It's something that has always been nice to see, after getting up at 4am UK time and spending 7 hours on a flight. This time I flew to New York, with a group of 6 people. Once we arrived at the hotel, everyone headed to a bar on Times Square. 3 nights in New York isn't a lot of time, so I managed to make it an excuse to head on my own to Roosevelt Island.
I headed up Fifth Avenue, turning right on 60th Street and followed the road to Queensboro Bridge. There was a huge queue for the tram, so went across to the machine and got a Metro card. My first ever New York Metro card, so I was a little excited haha.
I swiped my Metro card feeling like a proper New Yorker. Then the fun began crossing the water, seeing the ciews from above. It only took a matter of mins to cross the water, to Roosevelt Island. I walked out of the tram feeling like I landed back in the UK. There was roads, but not a car in sight. The only ways I could tell I was in New York was, how HOT it was, the Roosevelt red bus going around and looking over to Manhattan, seeing the skyline.