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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

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Upper East Side
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Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212 832 4555

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At sunset, my friends and I took the tram ride to Roosevelt Island. It was pretty exciting to travel above NYC and the river. We had a walk by the park overlooking Queens, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jo R
Rutigliano, Italy
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Rutigliano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

At sunset, my friends and I took the tram ride to Roosevelt Island. It was pretty exciting to travel above NYC and the river. We had a walk by the park overlooking Queens, and then admired the NYC skyline.

Thank Jo R
Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was recommended by a local New Yorker. A fun inexpensive gondola ride across the river with fabulous views. We bought the world's largest mango at a fruit stand on Roosevelt Island, took a walk in a park and watched some local Kickball players for a bit. It was lovely. No crowds. No lines.

Thank radicalkate
Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A fascinating little trip over the East river with a good view up and down the river. New York at its best!

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The Hague
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes the Tram is a great method for going to Roosevelt Island, and has a couple of good views while on its way. The biggest issue however is that for a tourist there really is no reason to ever go to Roosevelt Island. I would not go out of my way to get a trip on the tram on my... More 

Thank Ravnoss
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on this tram for an Aerial experience ant the views. It cost $3 per person per trip and you could not buy a return ticket. I was rather disappointed with it as it was so packed that you could not really see to appreciate the views. We went during the day and I would say it would have... More 

Thank corrinae2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Usually you will find this kind of transport in mountain areas so it is nice to see something like this in a city like New York. Although you can visit Roosevelt Island by subway, this is definitely much more interesting giving you a unique view of the city.

Thank Marcel K
Akron, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great way to see a wider view of the city. The location on Roosevelt Island is just a little bit up from the F line. It was a great to see the lights of the city from the air, and so easy to do so since it is part of the Metro.

Thank hercush
Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled beneath this tram, on a boat ride, we decided to pay it a visit. Our 1st surprise was the ride being included on our Metro Subway passes. We'd caught the subway over to Roosevelt Island, relaxed watching the squirrels in a quiet little park and headed back over using this tram. The views were cracking and the tram... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A little out of the way from the more traditional site seeing locations but worth the trip. Amazing city, bridge and river views. You can get on using your metrocard. Once you get there you can walk around. More great views or take the free bus if u want to travel around the island more extensively.

Thank sheldon d
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little adventure in New York. Although the island itself doesn't offer much to see, the tram is a unique way to see the East River. Worth the trip.

Thank Jeff S

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