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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 #33 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Other
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The only interesting part was the tram ride itself. There are some ok views down the avenues and as you are going across the river. Once on the island we didn't take a single photo as the views of Manhattan aren't the prettiest. There are some nice apartment blocks if you turn right from the tram and a few shops.... More

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were looking at experiencing a different type of view of the city so we choose to take this tramway and boy was it worth it! For $2.50, although we had an unlimited metro card, you will get a view that is just beautiful. It really portrays NYC in the truest sense. We watched cars rushing and all the movement... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Even if you don't spend much time on Roosevelt Island itself, the tram ride is totally worth it. Not for those with vertigo though... Fantastic city views and a very smooth few minutes each way, I could've happily gone back and forth several times! Wheelchair/stroller accessible, a great way to see the city from the air! We went early afternoon... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This was a great find. For the cost of a subway ride ($2.50) or a swipe of your unlimited metro card you get some fantastic views of the city. I'm not one for heights so I was pretty relieved that it was a quick journey! Well worth the free ride if you have the pass but I'm not sure I'd... More

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A great experience which was free with our metro card therefore great value. Brilliant views of Manhattan and no waiting...

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Hampshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A friend recommended this and so glad they did. It's not on any lists of things to do in NYC and so we would have missed it. 5$ for a round trip on the cable car taking you over the river to Roosevelt Island. The views are fantastic, the trip only takes a few minutes but it feels like you... More

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Clendenin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The tram was a pleasant ride, and the view of the city and river was great. Well worth doing, and wish it had been longer.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We took the tram to Roosevelt Island and we were able to see the marathon runners on the bridge below and it was amazing. The view of everything from the tram was great and we had a clear sky and could see a long way off.

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had been on this before many years ago. Took some friends on their first trip and it was as enjoyable as the first time. Great views, you can walk around the car and get great pics. We stuck around and visited Freedom Park and it was a pleasant hour or so out of the hustle and bustle of NYC. You... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really good value trip over to Roosevelt Island using your Metro card. Great views as you rise up over the streets and alongside the bridge. We stayed on Roosevelt Island until dusk to see the lights of Manhattan come on with great views of the Chrysler building across the water. Travelled back with views of the city at night giving... More

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