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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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Something different; good views of the water and city

The price of a Metro card swipe and you get a good view of the water and the skyline plus your on a unique form of transportation (at least for New York). Nice break in the day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Lutherville, MD
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Lutherville, MD
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The price of a Metro card swipe and you get a good view of the water and the skyline plus your on a unique form of transportation (at least for New York). Nice break in the day.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great way to see the view of the city. You can use your metrocard, so it is a very cheap way to get up in the air over NYC.

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is epic!, It really is something different, the views are great and its included in the metrocard so there's no excuse not to go!

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Franklin Square, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great Views from Tram. You will love the soft nice ride. A+++ method of getting back and forth onto the islanu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I decided to get this from Roosevelt Island over to Manhattan. The car was frequent and the views were great. It's a shame it's such a quick journey but being able to use my 7 day unlimited Metrocard made this point irrelevant as I could keep going back and forth if I wished. Favourite view has to be as we're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's a nice little aerial trip that you shouldn't miss. You can use your NYC metro card for it and enjoy some awesome views plus walks on the island!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

After visiting New York on several occasions I am always looking for something new. I can't believe in all those years I have missed these. For $2.75 each way, you use your metro card. you get the most amazing views over the city. It's very quick and the queues are minimal depending on what time you get there. We just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Take a ride on the cable car to the island - it was raining when we went so it was a great way to spend a couple of hours. Friendly staff who helped with buying tickets. Great views -well worth a visit.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

What a neat experience! Definitely a great way to see the New York Skyline with terrific views of the river and bridge too. Going to the island try to sit up front and to the left or in the rear to the right for great views. At only 2.50 a ride (you can use your subway card) - it's a... More 

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Beaver Bank, N.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you're over on the East side take a walk to the Roosevelt Island Tram. Metro cards work and within a few minutes you'll be over on Roosevelt Island. The day we were over the sun was out and we enjoyed walking along the water with no one around. There are a few coffee shops and stores but it's mostly... More 

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