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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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This is an awesome alternative to taking the subway to Roosevelt Island. You can use your metro card. The whole ride only takes about 8 minutes with outstanding views. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome alternative to taking the subway to Roosevelt Island. You can use your metro card. The whole ride only takes about 8 minutes with outstanding views. The only negative is that it doesn't have air conditioning and in late July, when full, the ride can be quite claustrophobic and stuffy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Get great views of Manhattan from this tram. Nice thing to do in the afternoon after a little shopping in Bloomingdales.

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Dunnville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The view from the tram up the river provides for unique pics. It is an inexpensive and fun adventure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Easy way to get out of Manhattan to catch moment with great view of Manhattan...busy at commuting hours. Great short break to rest your feet after Bloomingdale's dhopping and non-stop pace of midtown Manhattan. Bring a real camera for photos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Although most people take this tram because they live on Roosevelt Island and commute to Manhattan by this mode of transportation, it is nice to just go on the tram for a break, and to take awesome photos of Manhattan's East Side. There is nothing else like it in the city, and you can give your footsies a rest for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We've been coming to NYC for 20 something years already and this is the first time we have done that. The view is amazing and all you need to have is your metro card or just purchase it there. Roosevelt island offer a great relaxed atmosphere and a great walk. There are a few nice restaurants to eat in ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Having come to New York for the past 15 years this was the first time we took the tram what a wonderful experience. It was nice that your metro pass was able to be used on the tram. The elevators weren't working our day so it was a bit difficult one of our friends. I would recommend doing this at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Tram leaves from 60th st and 2nd Ave and you pay with subway pass. Get on a corner for photos and switch sides on the way back. It takes you Roosevelt Island where there is not much to see. You can get right back on to come back. Complete trip is about 15 min. Beware it's very hot during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

In the sky from New york city to Roosevelt Island.Some people who live on the Island use this as their primary mode of transportation to the city.Visitors can enjoy the ride as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

very easy and convenient, beautiful views, using your MetroCard. Steps away from Dylan's Candy Bar and Serendipity.

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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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