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“Way cool for kids and adults” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram
59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212 832 4555
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Ranked #32 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Trams, Other
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Greenville, SC
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“Way cool for kids and adults”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This inexpensive easy and unique adventure is great for kids and adults. Especially for those who have seen King Kong! Bikes can be taken across if you rent from a private dealer or one of the many CitiBike rentals around town.

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“Unique way to travel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Where else can you glide majestically over congested city streets in a cable car? Great views up and down the avenues, of the East River, and of the Queensborough Bridge. Even paying full fare, definitely worth $2.75. Once on the small Island you can explore, or just sit under the trees and look at the Manhattan skyline.

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Atlanta,GA
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“Fun short ride”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

3 1/2 stars is more accurate. If you're in the area the tram is a short fun crossing of the East River. Good, could be better. The operator could at least say " if you look out the south window you will see ...." They say nothing other then " jam in the corners". There is no A/C or fan and we we're there during the heatwave. When we got to RI mid morning on a Saturday the visitors center was closed. It was nice to walk around a bit but not helpful to have no visitor center to help direct you on what there is to see and do there. It makes no sense to have a VC closed prime time on a Saturday. Welcome to NY.
Close to Dylan's candy store. A must stop if you have children.

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“Actually It’s A Cable Car … Not A Tram !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

However, it’s a novel way to get across to the island (the kids will love it), and it’s free if you have a weekly Metro ticket.

Once there, we took a bus ride around the island (20 cents each I think) and then walked to the new Roosevelt Memorial Park (which is almost finished).

It’s a great place to take a few photos of the Manhattan skyline (and the squirrels running around the park), before catching the “tram” back and alighting just one block from “Bloomingdales”.

VERY convenient according to my wife!

Visited June 2013
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“Enjoy the view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I can't think of an easier and better way to visit Roosevelt Island. And the view you get coming and going is great.

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