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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212 832 4555
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Ranked #54 of 858 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Neath
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Had come across the tram when researching our trip to New York and this stood out as being different. Commanding views over the East River, surprising how high you go, our tram was packed and it wasn't so easy to find an ideal picture taking spot as it was so busy. Works off the metro card, easy to use. Unlike... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

As we were staying in LIC we decided to take the tram from Roosevelt Island to Manhatten. Great views and inexpensive got some great photos.

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Markham
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

$8 per trip, it will around 10 minutes, you can pay extra $8 for round trip. Worth to try, if you want to experience tram, and lot of local use it as one of transportation. I saw people carry their bike to take tram as well.

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Quebec City, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great ride. Inexpensive with a metro card. Beautiful park on Roosevelt Island overlloking Midtown and the UN building. Around 60th street near East River.

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charlotte, nc
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The tram is cool- short ride, but with great views, and for the price of a subway ride- you use the same payment card. People in the visitor center were very knowledgeable and the structure itself is is an old heavily decorated subway entrance with a Guasavino tile roof. Easy walk to FDR park and great views of NYC from... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Fantastic view of Manhattan from above this time . The park with the cherry trees is beautiful to walk through and it's a great place to take pictures of the city ! Very relaxing .. Visit the old hospital and Roosevelt monument I don't recommend the bus tour, there is not much to see around the island .

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the tram to Roosevelt island. What great views of the city from the tram. I liked that you could see the "other" view of the city. People's roof top gardens, etc. When on the island, great views of both Manhattan and Queens. We were amazed at how much quieter it was, and how fast we could walk a... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is nice trip to a different Island and very cheap. Wonderful view. You will enjoy to visit Roosevelt Island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a simple trip , if you're in the city and have time this is a must do. This will not fill your day, add this trip to another.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Only a two minute tram ride from the upper Eastside, Roosevelt Island is well worth the detour. The 'tram' (actually a cable car) itself is clean and comfortable and wheelchair accessible, you can use your MTA card to pay, and the views back to Manhattan are wonderful. The whole of Roosevelt Island is wheelchair friendly, and offers lovely views of... More

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