Roosevelt Island map

Where to live and stay

I’m​ ​Only​ ​Visiting

  •  The​ ​link​ ​above​ ​is​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Cornell​ ​travel​ ​portal​ ​(you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​a​ ​Cornell​ ​NetID​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​portal).
  • In​ ​addition,​ ​see​ ​below​ ​a​ ​list​ ​of​ ​hotels​ ​with​ ​reasonable​ ​rates
  • Please​ ​check​ ​hotel​ ​rates,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​may​ ​fluctuate​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​the​ ​time​ ​of​ ​year.
Area HotelAddress
(in​ ​distance​ ​order​ ​from​ ​Cornell​ ​Tech)
By​ ​the​ ​Cornell Club​ ​/​ ​C2CThe​ ​Algonquin​ ​Hotel59​ ​W​ ​44th​ ​St
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10036
(212)​ ​840-6800
**Ask​ ​about​ ​the​ ​Cornell​ ​Corporate​ ​Rate**
The Roosevelt Hotel45​ ​E​ ​45th​ ​St
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10017 212-661-9600
Courtyard​ ​by​ ​Marriott​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Manhattan/Times​ ​Square114​ ​W​ ​40th​ ​St
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10018 212-391-0088
Courtyard​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Manhattan/Fifth​ ​Avenue3​ ​E​ ​40th​ ​St,
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10016 212-447-1500
By​ ​the​ ​Tram Station​ ​in​ ​NYCRenaissance​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Hotel​ ​57130​ ​E​ ​57th​ ​St
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10022 (212)​ ​753-8841
By​ ​the​ ​F​ ​Train​ ​-​ ​1 stop​ ​into​ ​NYCThe Gardens Sonesta ES Suites New York215​ ​E​ ​64th​ ​St
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10065 (212)​ ​355-1230
Loews​ ​Regency​ ​New​ ​York540​ ​Park​ ​Ave
New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10065 (212)​ ​759-4100
By​ ​Queens​ ​-​ ​Long Island​ ​CityRavel​ ​Hotel8-08​ ​Queens​ ​Plaza​ ​South Long​ ​Island​ ​City,​ ​NY​ ​11101 (718)​ ​289-6101

I​ ​Want​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Islander!

The​ ​House​ ​at​ ​Cornell​ ​Tech​​ ​on​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​is​ ​our​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​housing​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​Cornell​ ​Tech students,​ ​faculty,​ ​and​ ​staff.​ ​Apartments​ ​are​ ​fully​ ​furnished,​ ​offer​ ​great​ ​views,​ ​and​ ​promote​ ​a collaborative​ ​living​ ​and​ ​learning​ ​environment.

Short​ ​Term​ ​Stays/RentalsLong​ ​Term​ ​Stays/Rentals
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Roosevelt ​​Island​​ Neighborhood​​ Guides: ​​​Nestseekers​,​​​

No-Fee​ ​apartment​ ​rentals:​ ​​Related​ ​Properties​​ ​​and​​ ​​Naked​ ​Apartments​​ ​offer​ ​properties​ ​with​ ​no fee​ ​payment​ ​to​ ​a​ ​real​ ​estate​ ​broker.​ ​Check​ ​for​ ​fees​ ​when​ ​browsing​ ​and​ ​selecting​ ​​​listings​ ​on these​ ​and​ ​other​ ​apartment​ ​listings​ ​sites.

Unfurnished​ ​apartment​ ​rentals​ ​are​ ​available​ ​through​ ​companies​ ​who​ ​own​ ​and​ ​manage​ ​entire buildings,​ ​through​ ​their​ ​leasing​ ​offices,​ ​or​ ​through​ ​brokers/real​ ​estate​ ​agents​ ​who​ ​handle private​ ​apartments.​ ​The​ ​latter​ ​charge​ ​a​ ​hefty​ ​fee​ ​for​ ​their​ ​service.

Consider​ ​the​ ​commute​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Cornell​ ​Tech​ ​campus​ ​when​ ​choosing​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​live.

Potential​ ​areas​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​for​ ​more​ ​reasonably​ ​priced​ ​options:

  • Long​ ​Island​ ​City
  • Queens​ ​(especially​ ​anywhere​ ​on​ ​the​ ​F​ ​line)
  • Manhattan​ ​between​ ​110th​ ​Street​ ​and​ ​Harlem
  • Brooklyn​ ​(preferably​ ​near​ ​the​ ​F​ ​line)

How​ ​Do​ ​I​ ​Get ​To​ ​&​ ​Around​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island?

The Subway​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​easiest,​ ​fastest,​ ​and​ ​cheapest​ ​way​ ​to​ ​get​ ​to​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island.

  • Take​ ​the​​ ​F​ ​train​​ ​to​ ​the​ ​“​Roosevelt​ ​Island​”​ ​stop.
  • Current​ ​one-way​ ​fare​ ​is​ ​$2.75.​ ​An​ ​Unlimited​ ​Ride​ ​MetroCard​ ​is​ ​$121.00​ ​for​ ​30​ ​Days​ ​and​ ​$32.00​ ​for​ ​7 Days.​ ​Single​ ​ride​ ​tickets​ ​are​ ​$3.00.

The​ ​​Tram​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​fun​ ​way​ ​to​ ​travel​ ​to​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​from​ ​Manhattan.

  • Take​ ​the​ ​Tramway​ ​Car​ ​at​ ​59th​ ​Street​ ​&​ ​Second​ ​Avenue​ ​Station​ ​(travel​ ​time​ ​is​ ​4-5​ ​minutes).​ ​Exit​ ​at Tramway​ ​Station​ ​on​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island.
  • Current​ ​one-way​ ​fare​ ​is​ ​$2.75.​ ​An​ ​Unlimited​ ​Ride​ ​MetroCard​ ​is​ ​$121.00​ ​for​ ​30​ ​Days​ ​and​ ​$32.00​ ​for​ ​7 Days.​ ​Single​ ​ride​ ​tickets​ ​are​ ​$3.00.
  • ​Tram​ ​Schedule​ ​(pg​ ​1)

The​ ​​Astoria​ ​route​ ​of​ ​the​ ​NYC​ ​Ferry​​ offers​ ​a​ ​great​ ​new​ ​transportation​ ​​​option for​ ​commuters.

  • Current​ ​one-way​ ​fare​ ​is​ ​$2.75.​ ​A​ ​30-Day​ ​pass​ ​is​ ​$121.00.
  • The​ ​route​ ​connect​s ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​to​ ​Astoria,​ ​Long​ ​Island​ ​City,​ ​Midtown​ ​East,​ ​and​ ​Wall​ ​Street.

The​ ​Red​ ​Bus​​ ​​operates​ ​in​ ​and​ ​around​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​and​ ​is​ ​FREE​ ​to​ ​ride

The Q102​​ ​MTA​ ​Bus​ ​(Roosevelt​ ​Island,​ ​Manhattan,​ ​Astoria,​ ​Queens)​ ​is​ ​another​ ​option​ ​within​ ​the​ ​Island​ ​and​ ​from other​ ​boroughs.

Driving​​ ​is​ ​another​ ​way​ ​to​ ​and​ ​around​ ​the​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​find​ ​​Parking​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Motorgate​ ​Garage​​ ​located on​ ​688​ ​Main​ ​Street,​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island.

The​ ​Island​ ​is​ ​2​ ​miles​ ​in​ ​length,​ ​so​ ​​walking​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​option​ ​for​ ​getting​ ​around​ ​the​ ​Island.

Roosevelt​ ​Islands​ ​Ins ​and Outs

Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​Guides

General​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​Info

RIOC​ ​(Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​Operating​ ​Corporation)’s​ ​website​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​resource​ ​for​ ​all​ ​things​ ​Roosevelt Island

Eat​ ​&​ ​Shop


  • Gristedes​​ ​-​ ​686​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Supermarket
  • Wholesome​ ​Factory​ ​Market​​ ​-​ ​530​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Organic​ ​groceries,​ ​deli,​ ​bakery,​ ​and​ ​pizza​ ​counter


  • Cornell​ ​Tech​ ​Cafe​ ​-​ ​2​ ​West​ ​Loop​ ​Road​ ​-​ ​On​ ​campus​ ​dining
  • Riverwalk​ ​Bar​ ​&​ ​Grill​​ ​-​ ​425​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Lunch​ ​dinner,​ ​full​ ​bar,​ ​deli,​ ​brunch​ ​on​ ​the​ ​weekends
  • Neapolitan​ ​Express​ ​(Food​ ​Truck)​​ ​-​ ​Main​ ​St.​ ​usually​ ​near​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​Subway​ ​Station
  • Piccolo​ ​Trattoria​ ​-​ ​455​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Italian​ ​cuisine,​ ​pizza​ ​with​ ​gluten-free​ ​options
  • Fuji​ ​East​​ ​-​ ​455​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Japanese​ ​cuisines​ ​including​ ​sushi,​ ​teriyaki,​ ​udon,​ ​and​ ​tempura
  • Subway​ ​-​ ​513​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Sandwiches​ ​and​ ​Salads

Coffee​ ​Shops

■ Starbucks​ ​-​ ​455​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Coffee,​ ​lattes,​ ​teas,​ ​beverages,​ ​and​ ​pastries.


  • Duane​ ​Reade​ ​-​ ​425​ ​Main​ ​St​ ​-​ ​Drugstore​ ​/​ ​Pharmacy

Sports​ ​and​ ​Recreation

  • The​ ​​Sportspark​​ ​on​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island​ ​offers​ ​a​ ​swimming​ ​pool,​ ​basketball​ ​court,​ ​ping​ ​pong​ ​room,​ ​and​ ​low cost​ ​fitness​ ​classes.

Banks​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Immediate​ ​Area

Roosevelt​ ​Island
  • Amalgamated​ ​Bank​​ ​-​ ​​619​ ​Main​ ​St,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10044​ ​(On​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Island)
Manhattan​​ ​-​ ​near​ ​“Lexington​ ​Av​ ​-​ ​63​ ​St”​ ​the​ ​first​ ​stop​ ​off​ ​of​ ​the​ ​F​ ​Train​ ​into​ ​Manhattan
  • Chase​​ ​-​ ​​770​ ​Lexington​ ​Ave,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10021
  • Bank​ ​of​ ​America​​ ​-​ ​​1107​ ​3rd​ ​Ave,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10065
  • Citibank​​ ​-​ ​​757​ ​Madison​ ​Ave,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10065
  • HSBC​​ ​-​ ​​131​ ​E​ ​57th​ ​St,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10022
  • Capital​ ​One​​ ​-​ ​​502​ ​Park​ ​Ave,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10022
  • TD​ ​Bank​​ ​-​ ​​500​ ​Park​ ​Ave,​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​NY​ ​10022

General Travel

Cornell​ ​Travel​ ​Info

  • Cornell​ ​Travel​ ​Info​ ​(policies,​ ​foreign​ ​currency​ ​conversion,​ ​mileage,​ ​per​ ​diem,​ ​etc.)​​ ​​​-​ ​you’ll​ ​need​ ​a​ ​Cornell net​ ​ID​ ​to​ ​access​ ​this​ ​info
  • Cornell​ ​Travel​ ​Tips​:​ ​Be​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​read​ ​this​ ​before​ ​you​ ​travel​ ​–​ ​your​ ​reimbursement​ ​may​ ​depend​ ​on​ ​it.

I​ ​WANT​ ​TO​ ​VISIT​ ​THE​ ​MOTHER​ ​SHIP​ ​(That’s​ ​Cornell​ ​in​ ​Ithaca​ ​☺)

  • ●  C2C​ ​Bus​​ ​–​ ​It’s​ ​the​ ​big​ ​red​ ​bus​ ​that​ ​goes​ ​to/from​ ​NYC​ ​and​ ​Cornell​ ​in​ ​Ithaca.​ ​It​ ​has​ ​pick-up/drop-off​ ​at​ ​the​ ​​Cornell Club​​ ​and​ ​​Weill​ ​Cornell​ ​Medicine​​ ​in​ ​NYC.​ ​Second​ ​stop​ ​at​ ​Cornell​ ​Ithaca​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​Sage​ ​Hall,​ ​right​ ​near​ ​the​ ​Statler Hotel.
  • ●  You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​take​ ​a​ ​​Shortline​​ ​bus​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Port​ ​Authority.
  • ●  There’s​ ​the​ ​​Statler​ ​Hotel​ ​​located​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​and​ ​run​ ​by​ ​hotel​ ​students.
  • ●  Other​ ​​Ithaca​ ​accommodations​​ ​-​ ​Most​ ​of​ ​these​ ​places​ ​have​ ​preferred​ ​rates​ ​and​ ​direct​ ​bill​ ​to​ ​Cornell​ ​Tech.
  • ●  Back-up​ ​Child​ ​Care​ ​in​ ​Ithaca,​ ​NY
    Cornell​ ​NYC​ ​Tech​ ​employees​ ​are​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​Cornell​ ​Child​ ​Care​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​emergency​ ​back-up​ ​care​ ​when they​ ​are​ ​located​ ​in​ ​Ithaca​ ​with​ ​their​ ​child(ren).​ ​Employees​ ​must​ ​be​ ​on​ ​university​ ​benefits​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​center.Care​ ​is​ ​available​ ​for​ ​children​ ​6​ ​weeks​ ​through​ ​5​ ​years​ ​of​ ​age​ ​at​ ​a​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​$40/day.​ ​Each​ ​staff/faculty​ ​member​ ​is eligible​ ​for​ ​10​ ​days​ ​of​ ​care​ ​at​ ​this​ ​subsidized​ ​rate.​ ​Pre-registration​ ​is​ ​required​ ​and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​done​ ​online.​ ​Once pre-registered,​ ​specific​ ​days​ ​of​ ​care​ ​may​ ​be​ ​requested​ ​online.​ ​To​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​the​ ​center​ ​and pre-registration,​​ ​​view​ ​this​ ​flier​.While​ ​space​ ​is​ ​generally​ ​available,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​not​ ​guaranteed.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​exploring​ ​other​ ​child​ ​care​ ​options, please​ ​contact​ ​Eileen​ ​McCoy​ ​Whang,​ ​Dependent​ ​Care​ ​Consultant,​ ​Cornell​ ​Human​ ​Resources,​ ​at​​ ​​or​ ​(607)​ ​255-1917.

For​ ​anyone​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​revisiting​ ​Chelsea,​ ​the​ ​following​ ​is​ ​a​ ​link​ ​to​ ​our​ ​archived

How​ ​to​ ​get​ ​along​ ​in​ ​NYC​ ​-​ ​Chelsea​ ​Edition”: