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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

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Upper East Side
As featured in NYC Off the Beaten Path
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Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212 832 4555

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Excellent view , pay just for a bus ticket and you will not be sorry. Do not leave NY without doing this

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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent view , pay just for a bus ticket and you will not be sorry. Do not leave NY without doing this

Thank gezegen1967
Memmingen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fun ride at no cost if you have a Metro Card. Nice ride across the East River. Get on last or first for the best photo Position.

Thank rockefeller2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'd been planning my trip to NY for months but hadn't even heard of the tramway until the week before we went. We managed to squeeze it in during our last day or two and it was well worth the effort. You'll need a Metrocard - which you can use on the bus and subway systems - to get on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I first saw this on a tv show called White collar back him in Scotland and wright away I knew It was a must . It's not far from central park probably a 15 minute walk . We arrived and got in line as the yanks say lol. To get on u need a metro card . The view was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this side trip with my family. Just a subway fare you get great views of the city. Perfect for taking photos.

Thank john d
Trinidad and Tobago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the fact that it is very cheap, there are still reduced fares for seniors and children. Access is well organised and straightforward, from purchase of your ticket to egress. In the 11th most expensive city in the world it is one of the best bargains for a truly spectacularly ride, short as it may be. Top that off with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tram provides an interesting perspective of NYC. It was a cheap thrill and I thought it was fun, and worth it. Lotsa tourists were on board when we went, as evidenced by the fact that when they got there, they turned right around and took the tram back (as did we).

Thank TravelMan1234567
Nimes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great, often overlooked way to see the city under a dfferent light. A must for locals and tourists alike.

Thank Franswa212
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stay on Roosevelt Island at times so I frequently take the tram. Oh and I'm sacred of heights lol but for some reason I'm super relaxed on it! Do it!!

Thank LikeetaRose
Crestwood, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tram to Roosevelt Island and then road the free bus around to see the sites. Very quiet and nice restaurants.

Thank libby c

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