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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

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Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212 832 4555
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Nice ride for a different view of NY

you can get the tram with a MetroCard ride - dont wait for any major thrills, its a regular and slow ride, but quite nice specially for you to see the streets from the top (the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MirelaTamaoki
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Sao Paulo, SP

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

you can get the tram with a MetroCard ride - dont wait for any major thrills, its a regular and slow ride, but quite nice specially for you to see the streets from the top (the tram is actually quite close to the street) - once you land in Roosevelt Island theres very little to do - but there is... More 

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vancouver
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want to do something different and happen to be in the area, ride the tram to the island. The island has a really nice park and some great walking paths with really good views of the city. (great for photos). The tram itself is really neat and one of the operators has worked there forever.

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Turin, Italy
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you want to enjoy the view over Manhattan and the skyline from an inusual place, I suggest to take this tram. You will "fly" over Manhattan and arrive to the nice Roosvelt Island just paying a metro ticket!

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san francisco
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you don't like heights don't do this even though it's a fun ride with great views it freaked me out at how high up I was and I was quite nervous looking at the drop below. If you're ok with heights then go for it as you will enjoy it. You can buy a ticket at the machine before... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rode this for the tram ride so it was fun but Roosevelt Island doesn't have much going on in January - most of it seemed to be under construction.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For the cost of a bus, you can ride the aerial tram and view NYC from a new perspective. It is a nice break from walking and a great neighborhood.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

my husband did a race on roosevelt island so we went on the aerial tram it was great i didnt even know it was there so it was a good surprise . its really cheap and so different to any other transport ive been on . its worth a trip on just for the experience its so good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brief ride, but you will see nyc from a different view point . Specially if you have guests who want to see something different from Times Square. Best thing is that you can use your metro card for ride. I took this tram from Roosevelt island , there is a Starbucks near to the tram station ,... More 

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palm harbor, florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a nice ride over to the island , you can use your METRO CARD, but when you get to the island and want to come back, the card will not work, it says you just used it ,so you have to wait until the driver comes round to the gate to let you back on, it happened to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tram is a brief ride, but you will get to see terrific views of the city and enjoy the thrill of going up high in the air over the river! I haven't seen the spiderman movies, but apparently there was a big fight scene that took place on this tram, so if you remember that it will be even... More 

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