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888 Main Street, Apt 213
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,535
No Fee
By Fernando Julian Forero, 20 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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888 Main Street, Apt 434
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$6,850
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By Fernando Julian Forero, 20 hours ago
3 Bed
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2 Bath
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888 Main Street, Apt 643
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$5,823
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By Fernando Julian Forero, 20 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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888 Main Street, Apt 814
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$3,066
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By Fernando Julian Forero, 20 hours ago
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1 Bath
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$3,160
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By Kikelomo Kendall, 4 hours ago
Studio
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1 Bath
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500 Sqft
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River Road
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,950
By Joseph Merrill, 6 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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930 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$6,164
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By Sheniqua Simon, 5 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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998 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,545
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By Kikelomo Kendall, 5 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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607 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,758
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By Kikelomo Kendall, 5 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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590 Sqft
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888 Main Street, Apt 434
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$6,850
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By Devin Graham , 10 hours ago
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3 Bed
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2 Bath
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$7,999
No Fee
By Ingrid Hrobuchak, 3 hours ago
3 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,316 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$3,066
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By Julia Cordova, 4 hours ago
Studio
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1 Bath
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500 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$7,999
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By Katrina Massey, 2 hours ago
3 Bed
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2 Bath
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1,316 Sqft
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888 Main Street, Apt 212
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$3,663
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By Devin Graham , 10 hours ago
Roosevelt Island Expert
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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1040 River Road & Main Street ...
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$6,500
By Valeriya Rojas, 7 hours ago
3 Bed / Flex 4
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2.5 Bath
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River Road
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,950
By Elizabeth Pak, 3 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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930 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,758
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By Emilia Sadowska, 3 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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590 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,607
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By Emilia Sadowska, 3 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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561 Sqft
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River Road
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,950
By Emilia Sadowska, 4 hours ago
2 Bed
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2 Bath
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930 Sqft
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Main Street
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
$4,545
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By Rashmika Patel, 6 hours ago
1 Bed
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1 Bath
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607 Sqft
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Roosevelt Island

While not a traditional neighborhood, Roosevelt Island sports an eclectic collection of apartment complexes, landmarks, parks, and even some bars and restaurants. Resting in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, Roosevelt Island marches to the beat of its own drum.

Roosevelt Island Apartments
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Roosevelt Island

While not a traditional neighborhood, Roosevelt Island sports an eclectic collection of apartment complexes, landmarks, parks, and even some bars and restaurants. Resting in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, Roosevelt Island marches to the beat of its own drum.

Fun Facts and History of Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island in the 1600’s and 1700’s was largely private property that would change names depending on who owned it. One of the last private landowners of the island was Jacob Blackwell, who built the Blackwell House that still stands today as the 6th oldest house in NYC.

New York City bought the island in 1828 and used it for various purposes like hospitals and prisons. One of the many historic projects that’s still standing is the Blackwell Island Light, a lighthouse marking an end to the prison and asylum construction. The last inmate left the island in 1935.

Access to the island was improved in 1930 when bridges connecting Manhattan and Queens finally added exits for cars and trolleys. Bridges opening in 1955 continued the trend. The island was named for Roosevelt in 1973, which prompted the city to fund residential properties on the island. Now, Roosevelt Island is a fun, historical place with a healthy number of residents.

Roosevelt Island Buildings

There isn’t much uniformity to the structures here. The apartment complexes are mid to high-rise, there are a ton of historic sights and hospitals, and even abandoned buildings still haunt the island.

Atmosphere of Roosevelt Island

The vibe of Roosevelt Island is unique. It encourages tourism, yet it isn’t a tourist trap. People live here, but it’s not your traditional residential neighborhood. It's almost as if the island is a historical preservation sight that people are allowed to live in.

There’s not much of a nightlife here unless there’s an event on the island. There are several restaurants and bars, but even then, things are quiet by ten or eleven. The island is almost never crowded, which is a big plus for the residents here, who are mostly younger professionals.

Family Score for Roosevelt Island

The crime rate on the island is incredibly low. There’s even access to schools and a large hospital here too. That said, families might want to look elsewhere if they want an island home. The apartments that are here aren’t built for larger families. It’s a great spot for people to visit. However, families living here might be left wanting more.

Notable Schools in Roosevelt Island
  • PS/IS 217 Roosevelt Island
  • Cornell Tech
  • The Child School and Legacy High School

Notable Residents of Roosevelt Island
  • Michael Brodsky: Novelist
  • Sarah Jessica Parker: Actor
  • Mike Epps: Comedian

Transportation Options in Roosevelt Island

The New York City subway provides access to Roosevelt Island via the F train. The island is also accessible via the Roosevelt Island Tramway and Ferry.

Biking is not very popular here. The island is very walkable, so it’s not really necessary.

Driving is not recommended on Roosevelt Island. The island wasn’t designed for cars, and many locations simply don’t allow driving.

Landmarks and Neighborhood Treasures of Roosevelt Island
  • Roosevelt Island Lighthouse
  • Queensboro Bridge
  • The Smallpox Memorial Hospital

Act Like a Local in Roosevelt Island
  • Head to any of the parks here on a nice summer day! To the south is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, featuring The Smallpox Memorial Hospital.
  • To the north is the Lighthouse Park, home to the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse!
  • There are some great restaurants on the island as well. Places like Granny Annie’s Bar and Kitchen make the island a fun destination for any occasion.
  • The bar scene on the island is fun too. The Panorama room, for example, makes delicious cocktails that you can sip as you stare at the skyline.
  • Seeking something more artistic? Check out the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association, an eclectic gallery that always has something interesting!

Read About Roosevelt Island

Learn More About Roosevelt Island
For those interested, Roosevelt Island currently has 83 residential listings advertised on the market for rent. From data that we've compiled, listings range from $3,869 in the lower quartile to $6,252 in the upper quartile. Generally speaking, the median rental price is $5,594 or $70 / ft². For those interested in renting a listing in this search area, there are currently 8 studio, 23 one-bedroom, 28 two-bedroom, 21 three-bedroom, and 3 four+ bedroom properties available for rent.
For your convenience, we've included a more detailed breakdown of rental pricing by median bedroom sizes here:
Bedrooms Rent Rent / ft²
Studio $3,220 $74
1 BR $3,798 $82
2 BR $5,721 $80
3 BR $7,184 $63
4+ BR $6,500 N/A

We make sure to refresh our rental listings every hour in order to provide you with the newest and most up-to-date inventory available on the market.

Roosevelt Island is located within New York County, New York. This area currently has 1,634,989 residents in 753,385 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 36.7.

When looking at residents older than 25, 12.55% have graduated from high school, 31.80% have a bachelor's degree, and 28.64% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 62.9% and the median income in this county is $75,513.

At least 76.86% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 31.4 minutes.

Geographically, New York County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.

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