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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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Do not even hesitate! It doesn;t take too much time and seeing NYC from above is an unique experience. Once on Roosevelt Island, go in the park to take wonderful pics of the Upper... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Do not even hesitate! It doesn;t take too much time and seeing NYC from above is an unique experience. Once on Roosevelt Island, go in the park to take wonderful pics of the Upper West Side, it is wonderful and the ride is great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram provides inexpensive way to see a small slice of the city from a very different angle. The journey is inexpensive, and allows easy access to the island. On the island itself, there is a picturesque river walk, and the park at the South end is quite nice to meander through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A wonderful little tram ride for the cost of a subway ticket (using card) great views from a different angle would have been better if not raining so heavy steaming up the window.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Taking a ride on the aerial tram was great. I have worked in NYC for 35 years and only went on the tram for the first time last month. My husband and I took a ride over to Roosevelt Island, walked around and took the ride back to Manhattan. It was a beautiful day so we got a great view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We visited the Roosevelt Island last May ! We took the Cable car or Tramway that leaves from the 59th street . We paid the trip with the metro card. The trip is so short but it is so nice! When we arrived at the Island we did a bus tour around it ( it is free). We took a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

As a resident of Roosevelt Island, I often tell tourists to stand near the door facing south for the best view. Why sit and miss the skyline views of the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and United Nations Building? Look out below for boats on the East River. When you arrive, walk 10 yards to the cream-colored Visitor Center kiosk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The tram connects Roosevelt Island, a small thin island between Manhattan and Queens, to Manhattan. It is a short ride, but there are some great views as you go up, across and down. "Landing" in the middle of Manhattan from the air is good fun. I went on a rainy day so it was hard to take pictures through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This ride provides a good opportunity to get an aerial view of the city (well, a section of it at least). You can ride the tram with a regular metro card. There's not much to do on the island itself because it's primarily residential (Kofi Annan and Sarah Jessica Parker used to live here). But you can walk around or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a great way to see the East River. It's only a 4 or 5 minute journey to Roosevelt Island but totally worth it to be able to look straight up the avenues with almost uninterrupted views. The island itself is very quiet and almost feels like a huge visitors centre but its stark contrast to Manhattan is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Start wwith a short tram ride where you can take smashing photos then have a quiet walk round the island, with the park a lovely place to sit relax and watch the sorld go by, A visit tothe information kiosk is a must.

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Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212 832 4555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown

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