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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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I don't know whether I enjoy riding the tram more than I enjoy walking around Roosevelt island. Both are a great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't know whether I enjoy riding the tram more than I enjoy walking around Roosevelt island. Both are a great experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very odd, and little-known, Manhattan attraction. We got up early one day and took this cable car across to Roosevelt Island just to see what was there. Nothing much, but a little coffee shop and a few blocks of apartments. But it is still worth doing just because of it's quirkiness, not something you imagine to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had to go to a meeting at one of the hospitals on Roosevelt Island and wound up dropping off books at the library. Decided to take the tram. It was a bit inconvenient (buses do not run that frequently and most involve another fare). But the experience is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's worth visiting Roosevelt Island for a quick walk although it's definitely not a first-time-in-NY destination. The tram, however, offers a breathtaking 10 minutes of aerial views of midtown east, the Queensboro Bridge and the East River.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a must do in NYC! Smooth ride across the traffic and the river. I did it at nighttime and could see all the lights of Manhatten. There are a couple of restaurants on the island to enjoy a drink or food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to have a friend showing us New York, and he shared some of the little known pearls of the city, such as the tram that took us to Roosevelt Island. Great little ride,with a spectacular view of the Skyline from the other side!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go see the Roosevelt Memorial. Then walk across the bridge to Queens to see the Noguchi Museum and the Socrates outdoor sculpture garden. Take a bus to Astoria for some Greek food. Perfect day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to get a different perspective on the city. Frequent cars mean that you do not have to wait long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went over on a Sunday morning early and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!! The views of the east side of Manhattan are exceptional. The Four Freedoms park is done really well and I would definitely go back when the weather is warmer!! A real oasis of peace and tranquility in an otherwise busy city. Do it!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just did the tram ride there and back to see this views over the river. It was busy on the Island with familys and is very popular.

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