Roosevelt Island Movers

Roosevelt Island Movers

Compact Roosevelt Island, at just two miles long and 800 feet (that’s right!) wide, is located in the East River between Manhattan and Queens. The southern third of the island, directly across from Midtown East, consists of Southpoint Park and Cornell Tech. The northern two-thirds, across from Lenox Hill and the Upper East Side, features housing, businesses, parks, and recreation. Roosevelt Island has only about 13,000 residents, is far less dense, and has a more low-key vibe than other Manhattan neighborhoods. With gorgeous views, plus easy walking and biking, Roosevelt Island offers unique island living in the middle of New York City.

The only Roosevelt Island bridge access is on the northeast side connecting Queens, so the lack of direct driving routes makes moving to Roosevelt Island a serious test for DIY movers. The Movers NYC are expert Roosevelt Island movers who can take care of all the challenges involved in relocating to, from, or within Roosevelt Island so you can concentrate on other aspects of your move. Our Manhattan moving company is fully licensed, insured, and bonded which means your possessions are fully protected. From a same-day emergency move to full-service relocation, you can count on a safe, efficient, and stress-free relocation when you move with The Movers NYC!

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What to Know Before Moving to Roosevelt Island

Considering life on this small island? Learn more about this cozy slice of NYC before you move here:

Transportation and Walk Score

The Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge, AKA the 59th Street Bridge, spans over Roosevelt Island but doesn’t provide access. However, the Roosevelt Island Tram parallels the bridge and provides one of the major, if not most unique, forms of commuter transit to and from the island. It connects Roosevelt Island to the Upper East Side at 59th Street in a mere five minutes. Heads up – the tram only accepts MTA MetroCards. Although there isn’t a bridge on the west side of the island to connect to Manhattan, the Roosevelt Island Bridge, on the northeast side, provides access to and from Queens.

The NYC Subway F Train Station and the NYC Ferry terminal are within easy walking distance from most of the island. Because you can run most of your errands on foot, Roosevelt Island earns a walk score of 88 out of 100. The transit score is 100. Traffic around the island is minimal because most residents live here without a car; the Red Bus is free and travels between all the main points on the island on a regular basis.

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The Roosevelt Island Tram connects the island with the Upper East Side. The ride from one end to the other is about five minutes.

What to Find on Roosevelt Island

You’ll find gorgeous views, parks, historical landmarks, and a major tech campus, however, housing and businesses are rather limited.

The southern third: Recreational facilities, two parks, and the Cornell University technology campus are located south of Tramway Plaza, in the southern third of the island. Cornell Tech is the impressive 2 billion-dollar technology, law, business, and design campus of Cornell University. Southpoint Park features paths that wind through native plants and flowers, leading to the 1856 Smallpox Hospital, an ivy-covered gothic ruin, and Strecker Lab, the first lab in the nation dedicated exclusively to pathological and bacteriological research. Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park, accessed via Southpoint Park, pays tribute to FDR’s policies. The park’s Pride Flag Stairway honors the LGBTQ community’s continuing fight for human rights. Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and Sportspark Complex are located close to Tramway Plaza.

The northern two-thirds: Using Tramway Plaza as the demarcation, the northern two-thirds of the island contains residential housing, businesses, historical landmarks, parks, and additional recreation. The Roosevelt Island Visitor Center, subway station, ferry terminal, and a Citi Bike station are located near Tramway Plaza. On this small island, restaurants and cafes are limited, but still, you can find the usual Starbucks, fast food, and pizza, plus seafood, Japanese, Chinese, Indian, and Italian cuisines. Lighthouse Park, with picnic, barbecue, and fishing facilities, is located on the island’s northern tip. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the lighthouse was built in 1872.

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Roosevelt Island offers a unique perspective of Manhattan.

Building Types

There are only a few pre-war buildings and historic single-family homes on the island. Instead, most housing is in modern mid- to high-rise buildings with attractive amenities such as doormen, riverfront terraces, game rooms, fitness centers, bike storage, yoga studios, party lounges, and on-site managers. Some have pools and roof decks. A few buildings have income requirement restrictions to meet affordable housing standards. While the majority of buildings are rental apartments, there are some condos and co-op buildings as well. In total, there are approximately 5,500 housing units on the island and the majority of residents rent their homes.

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A view looking back at Manhattan from the tram that takes riders to Roosevelt Island.

Roosevelt Island’s Trusted Moving Company

A move to, from, or within Roosevelt Island is best managed by professional movers. The Movers NYC is Roosevelt Island’s best and most trusted moving company. Our decades of experience in the moving industry give us the ability to conquer all the challenges of a Roosevelt Island move. Whether you’re planning to store some belongings or move locally, cross-country, or internationally, our expert moving teams will manage your move with skill and efficiency. Customer service is our priority; we can help you customize your move with the following services:

  • Local, long-distance, and international moves
  • Specialty moves: art, antiques, pianos, white-glove services, and more
  • Residential and commercial moving services
  • Last-minute and same-day moves
  • Full-service moving and packing options available

Why try to manage your Roosevelt Island move by yourself? You’ll save time, stress, and aggravation when The Movers NYC efficiently and smoothly handles your move. Get your free quote now!

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