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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212 832 4555
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Ranked #49 of 831 attractions in New York City
Type: Trams
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

For the price of a subway ride, you can take an aerial tram ride across the east river to Roosevelt island. The trip itself takes about 5-6 minutes but it's quite different from anything in NYC. While on Roosevelt island, visit fdr park on the southern tip of the island and catch some pretty unique views of manhattan and one... More

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Nicolet, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I absolutely recommend to do this great activity that brings you to Roosevelt Island, a small island located besides Manhattan. You just need to buy a single ride ticket in the automatic vending machine (2.75$) then you are on your way. There is an elevator for disabled people. You will enjoy the view of the city and the Queensboro Bridge!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were so happy we did this little gem. It cost very little money. We travelled to Rooservelt Island (at night) and could see Manhattan from across the river. It was so peaceful! We had read reviews about how beautiful it was to watch he sun set from the island but we were unable to do this. Next time we... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a great warm weather thing to do. The tram ride is exciting the first time you do it, and I'd recommend immediately taking the cheap local R.I. bus around the island. Take it again, or walk north to places to eat and a lovely park at the northern tip of the island. You can take the tram back,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a MUST when I have tourists visiting the city. The view from Roosevelt Island is classic NYC view. The new park they have created at the southern tip of the island is wonderful. And the ride! It's fun, has amazing views and only costs the price of a subway ride. DEFINITELY a unique surprise in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Wonderful views of NYC. It was a short and pleasant ride over. I think about 10 minutes. Bring out your cam and film as you ride along. Went on a Sunday, and no crowd. Maybe only 20 riders each way.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I have always been vaguely aware of this tram, but it was only coming up to my recent trip that I actually looked into it and made a point of using it. I’m so pleased I did! The tram is actually a gondola style carriage that crosses the river alongside the Queensboro Bridge to Roosevelt Island from 59th Street in... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Well maintained modern tram, part of MTA, to take you across to Roosevelt Island in minutes. As it was chilly that day we just walked the block when we got to the Island when we got there and left shortly thereafter as didn`t want to wait for the Red bus.

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Wimbledon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a worthwhile short trip over to Roosevelt Island. Nice to walk around and have a look at the derelict buildings. Tram journey was interesting as you get to see a different view of Manhattan. Tourist office very friendly. Didn't walk round the whole island but saw the old hospital which was really interesting. Worth a visit. Also, you... More

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

If you go very early morning like 7 a.m. you can be among two or three people in a tram to go to Roosevelt Island and coming back with many commuters to Manhattan. Being a tourist going and a local commuter coming back would be a good experience and you need to pay US$ 5 for a round trip. Highly... More

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