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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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When you finish visiting Bloomingdales walk along 59th St and jump aboard the tram that flies you to Roosevelt Island. Great views,great photo opportunists are available ,both in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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DURHAM ENGLAND
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

When you finish visiting Bloomingdales walk along 59th St and jump aboard the tram that flies you to Roosevelt Island. Great views,great photo opportunists are available ,both in the sky and when you land on the island. Make sure you get off the tram and walk South along the riverside. You get great views of the UN and I other... More 

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

If you have enjoyed all the usual and better known attractions this is certainly worth a visit. It's only a short trip but it will give you another, lesser known perspective of the City.

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london, england
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Fly across the East River on a cablecar for amazing views! When you reach the island take the FREE Red Bus service which takes you through the residential community's buildings and parks, again with superb views over the river. Sadly, this is one of New York city's hidden attractions.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Great views over the city but be quick with the camera as the trip is only a few minutes. Once there check out 4 seasons park where there are more excellent views to be had.

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This tram is actually a cable car, connecting Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. It is a very nice experience to swing over the Hudson and watch Manhattan upper town from this privileged viewpoint

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's a great ride from Roosevelt Island into the city, you arrive at 2nd Ave. and 59th street, perfect for Bloomingdales and uptown stores. If you're going to Roosevelt Island, this is better than the subway, over the river, beautiful vista of Manhattan and Long Island City and it leaves you near the FDR memorial which is a lovely quiet... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

For the cost of a subway ride and "free" if you have an unlimited metro card, this was a fun ride to do with DD. We went during non rush hours so there wasn't a huge crowd and we boarded the first gondola to arrive at the station. We enjoyed the views as we approached Roosevelt Island. We spent some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Metro card can be purchased from vending machine before you get on the tram. It is a very short 5 minute ride but worth $3. for the amazing views . Try to go off peak hours because it is used by people who commute back and forth for work. You won't get a view if the tram is packed. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was a great way to see the East side - some unique view of the Manhattan skyline near that area. Best of all it's free with an MTA subway pass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

For the price of a subway fare (by the way, a similar attraction in Jackson Hole, Wyoming costs over $30 round trip) you can get breathtaking views of NYC. For those who complain about "nothing to do" on Roosevelt Island: I guess you don't follow the philosophy of "it's about the journey, not the destination." Highly recommended.

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