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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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59th Street and Second Avenue Tramway Plaza, New York City, NY 10022
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Lexington Ave / 59th StNew York City Subway5 min
59th StNew York City Subway5 min
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UNpeacekeeper wrote a review Dec 2
New York City, New York123 contributions45 helpful votes
We lived on Roosevelt Island before and usually took the tram across to Manhattan. It is a scenic ride. It was quicker than taking a bus to Astoria and another to Manhattan. The only other ways off the island are on the F train to Bryant Park or via car/taxi. Although, my elderly parents were a bit spooked when the tram seemed to wobble or stopped midway and when a tram worker jumped on top of it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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christopherbO9687MP wrote a review Oct 2020
Acton, Massachusetts260 contributions56 helpful votes
Great views of both Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines plus the barge traffic on the East River as you take the fairly brief ride to Roosevelt Island. While Roosevelt Island has a nice pedestrian walkway that circles the island (also with great views), there isn't that much to see on the Island after you get off the tram. A good way to spend ~1 hour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Portia M wrote a review Oct 2020
Lake Ridge, Virginia22 contributions24 helpful votes
Loved the scenic views!! Quick, clean and well priced ride. It has always been something I wanted to do in NYC and now I have.. :)
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Date of experience: October 2020
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hrobinson1114 wrote a review May 2020
Hopkinsville, Kentucky1,582 contributions93 helpful votes
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A fun, cost effective way to see more of the city and to visit Roosevelt island. The island is also accessible by train, but the views on the tram are better! You can only pay with metrocard, which you can buy onsite. The cost is around 2.50-2.75 (you do have to pay both ways). It’s a fairly brief ride, but you get a cool view of the city and the river. I had plenty of room because rides were limited to 13 people while I visited due to COVID 19, but from what I understand, it can get fairly crowded. The trams run every 10-15 minutes, more often during rush times. Definitely worth taking a ride.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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WednesburyRoad wrote a review Mar 2020
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Took this brief trip on the tramway mainly because it's there. Would liked to have had a walk around the island but it was pouring with rain and I wasn't suitably dressed. Very smooth and efficient service and a great thing for the island.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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