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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Upper East Side)
Phone Number: 212 832 4555
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Ranked #46 of 1,619 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Trams, Transportation
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

What a steal! Leave the city behind for under an hour return trip, in the safety of a swiss built cable car, sit or stand and enjoy fabulous city views. Purchase a metro card, swipe your card, board the tram between 59/60th and 2nd Avenue, point your camera and enjoy the ride!

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Consett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Brilliant views both ways, & lot to do when you get there. There is a small visitors centre, with a stop for the free bus just over the road. You can get off & look round the many shops, or go to Northpoint, with the lighthouse. There is a park at Southpoint, but it was a bit cold when we... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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49 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Many people who come to NY usually don't know about this nice short trip. For the same price of a metro ticket (in fact, you must use your metrocard) you'll enjoy an aerial view of the city. The tram goes back and forth between Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. It's a peaceful place, where you can relax and see the city... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

$2.75 each way Great view of double decker bridge & all around Takes 6-8 mins each way Well worth doing

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

In a clear day you can have wonderful view on the city.The trip is too short but defenitely worth it😃

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great attraction to experience NYC (well, at least a part of it) from above, and it only costs a Metro return ticket. One way only lasts 5 to 8 minutes, but you enjoy every second and it is a good chance to have a break on an exhausting walking day. It is close to Bloomingdales, and if you like candies,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The kids loved this little trip across the river. It was a nice, slow paced chance to have a look over a different part of the city, take some photos and just experience something different.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A great way to spend a day in the city is to catch an aerial tram and reach a most peaceful place in Manhattan. You can take a red bus to visit the island or better still, walk along the East River toward Four Freedoms Park (Roosevelt Memorial) at the south end. Best in the spring when cherry trees blossom.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Too bad it's such a short trip - the view is absolutely gorgeous! Going to the Island during the nice weather is a good idea as it safe to walk to either end. The vantage points are magnificent

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

For the price of a subway ride, you can ride across the East River and see inside people's windows of their apartments! There's not too much to see over on Roosevelt Island, but it's just a fun way to see the view of New York!

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