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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 #58 of 861 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great way to see a different perspective of NYC. A short ride. Very organized. Inexpensive ($2.50 each way). Must do it at least once!

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Indian Shores, Florida
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85 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

If you are looking for a way to see Manhattan from the air this is a very cost effective trip. It's a short ride but the views really are spectacular. When you arrive on the island there is the free 'Red Bus' that will take you around. There is not much to see as it is mostly residential. The Roosevelt... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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96 reviews 96 reviews
26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The tram is a lot of fun and a stroll on Roosevelt Island along the East River is a lot less crowded than the High Line. Don't just take the tram to and from the island, get out and walk along the river!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Operator tried to tell us about some sights but it was too noisy to hear. Good views! Ride over and hop back on :)

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Lodi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Take the short ride to Roosevelt Island and back. Great views of the city and a fun ride. Uses same metro card as the subway.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Worth the ride for the view. The trip is quick and was not too crowded. We took the trip art night and the city lights were beautiful!!

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Zagreb
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26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stumbled on it somewhere on the web and decided to try it. The waiting was short, and we had weekly pass, so it was free. The ride is short, but the view is spectacular! There were some tourists but mostly locals who were going home or wherever. So, there was a feeling: we found something unique not everybody knows about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Lots of history and lots to see on this "little" island in New York. A good place to visit and see local culture!

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For $2.50 of the fare you get a million dollar view of the City! It had spectacular view. The tram was quite roomy so it fits several bikes easily. Once you get up there you can see all the traffic below you, amazing view.

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

wife and I took the subway to roosevelt island...toured the island for awhile, and then took the tram across to manhattan....we had gotten weekly metro pass, so it was good for the tram also...took the tram back to Roosevelt island, and took the subway to another place we wanted to visit....the tram offered some good views of the east river,... More

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