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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-832-4555
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Best trip to see the east river

Definitely take this tram if you want to get a birds eye view of Manhattan. It's the price of a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
neil102
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Astoria, New York
Fun to visit this tramway/gondola/ropeway

If you want to visit roosevelt island this the best way to go and cheapest way(just 2.75$/pp using... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kuwaronline
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New York City, New York
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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely take this tram if you want to get a birds eye view of Manhattan. It's the price of a subway metrocard. On the other side is Roosevelt Island, a quiet oasis in the city. The tram is an excellent experience and I took my...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want to visit roosevelt island this the best way to go and cheapest way(just 2.75$/pp using metro card). The views are really awesome from this tramway and its fairly clean but watch out for crowd, specially on weekends its get pretty crowded.

Thank kuwaronline
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were glad to do the Tramway so we know where it goes and the island it serves. It seems a lot of families were taking their kids for a ride!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At $2.75 per journey this is a really fun thing to do, you get a fantastic view of this part of the city from high and it runs alongside the beautiful Queensboro Bridge. If you walk from Central Park, a midway stop to Dylan’s candy...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a city lover or NY lover ... please dont miss it. There is construction going on now... Please check on the schedule. You can use a metrocard (It can be bought in the tram station itself)to ride the tram. There are free...More

Thank Ramachandran R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tram ride is included with the 7 day pass. It’s a very short ride with great views of New York City. Roosevelt island is a peaceful place to wander and chill. There are also great views of Manhattan from the Island.

Thank Sct10
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way of getting to Roosevelt Island. Choose non peak hours. And when you get to Roosevelt Island make use of the free bus and visit the Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Khan.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow the experience is mind blowing, the view is sensational, you see the ols, the new NYC and you think about all the experiences that would have occured over all those years ago

Thank 567perry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So you find your way to 59th Street/Lexington and then about 200 yards to the tramway entrance. About $5 return (although our weekly Subway tickets were accepted) Just a 4 minute ride to the other side then you have a nice park to sit in...More

Thank Mister J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tramway takes you from Manhattan over to Roosevelt Island. The tram is wide and thus quite stable; it also goes slowly. Great views, although it's crowded and so it's sometimes hard to get a good view out the windows. Once on the island, take...More

1  Thank michaeljyd
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oceanlaura
May 16, 2018|
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Response from Brianimated | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking near the Tramway station. I would imagine that there is a parking garage or parking lot in the vicinity considering its relative proximity to the United Nations.
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helentraveller1976
March 18, 2018|
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Response from Elaine P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can as it is part of the Metro system. Enjoy - lovely views
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helentraveller1976
March 18, 2018|
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