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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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In the Middle of Midtown right before the beginning of UES you get to experience a Tram Ride that goes along the Queensborough Bridge and arrives into Roosevelt Island. Nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the Middle of Midtown right before the beginning of UES you get to experience a Tram Ride that goes along the Queensborough Bridge and arrives into Roosevelt Island. Nice experience, really pretty view. I wouldn't recommend as an everyday attraction unless you live there but nice to experience it once.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The idea is great and the fact one can use their metcard is awesome, but boarding the tram and being packed to the rafters is not ideal. It was so busy we couldn't actually enjoy the view, so it was rendered a waste of time. I enjoyed wandering the island itself and catching the aerial tram way back seemed like... More 

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Potton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It doesn't take long to get over to Roosevelt Island, but there didn't seem to be much to do once there. We had a little wander, but headed back within half an hour The tram itself was good, great to see the two layers of the Queensborough Bridge

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LHR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can use your Metro card to board the tram, lovely views there and back. We had lovely weather and spent some time on RI walking by the water. Very calm place after the madness of Times Square.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The wait for the tram was much longer than the actual ride. The views are pretty good and it's a nice change of pace if you're in the area. Roosevelt Island is a nice place to stroll. If you have an unlimited MTA Subway pass then the ride on the tram is free, which is a big plus.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday, was very nice to look over Manhattan and to be over the ocean. It's also cheap, paying with a metro card the same fare as paying for a train.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was fun to travel in, inexpensive, and provided some great photo opportunities of parts of manhattan and Roosevelt island.

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Rutigliano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Staunton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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