Roosevelt Island was once the prison and hospital island of New York. It is a slender island within the East river. Even if there is a metro station on the island, there isn’t much to see – except a nice park at the southern end. But the island is also great for watching the skyline on sundown.
When I was looking for a hotel in New York City, I had few criteria in mind: it should be (a) close to a subway station, (b) located at the center of Manhattan and it should (c) have a roof terrace because of the hot summer awaiting me. The Hudson is a nice boutique hotel fulfilling these requirements.
The John F. Kennedy International Airport is the most important airport of New York City, United States. It is located in the southeast of New York, 24 km away from Manhattan in a quarter called Jamaica, a part of Queens. The airport has been built in 1942 and handles 53 million passengers a year.