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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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a different NYC experience

It seems like a bit of a folly as it a bit out of keeping with the rest of the city's transit... read more

Reviewed today
MrThomas1981
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Fun fun fun

This is very unusual form of transportation… To me it’s a great place to take tourists... friends... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Faye F
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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
Upper East Side
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Reviewed today

It seems like a bit of a folly as it a bit out of keeping with the rest of the city's transit system - small, local and short. There are two cars, crossing at regular intervals with large capacity so waiting is minimal as is...More

Thank MrThomas1981
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is very unusual form of transportation… To me it’s a great place to take tourists... friends ...family… Because it’s just a super view as you cross the water… It doesn’t matter what you do once you’re over in Roosevelt Island… We just went to...More

Thank Faye F
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Reviewed yesterday

We found that we had some spare time after pre-booking lots of things to do in NYC so we decided to take the Roosevelt Island tram. We used our MetroCard which made things nice and easy. The tram can fit lots of people so wait...More

Thank Terry H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Something different to do and see. Worth a visit and go over onto Roosevelt Island and grab a drink/snack at university cafe and sit on a seat along the Hudson River and just enjoy the view. If buying tickets with cash at machine when boarding,...More

Thank Debbie_W4321
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Roosevelt Island Tramway is situated on the Mid-East side of Manhatten and brings you over to The Roosevelt Island with a really wonderful and different view of the city. You can use you MetroCard to take this ride. I would recommend that you combine...More

Thank Runar L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Use your metro card to travel on the cable car/ tramway across to Roosevelt Island. Short journey, but lovely change from the subway. Super views up the East River. Great short trip for kids.

Thank BM200910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our experience of using the Tram to visit Roosevelt Island. It is a must for photographers, providing some unique opportunities for taking photos. After exiting the tram, a stroll along the western Promenade will give you some fabulous unobstructed views of the East side...More

Thank Travel50StatesUSA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have friends in Roosevelt island but we used to take the subway or to drive in. This time we did not have a car and took the tram. Great nighttime experience! You can see the city like if you were a bird for the...More

Thank Lucybelle1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cable car to Roosevelt Island. Kids loved it. There is not a lot on the island for tourists as far as I can tell. A small visitor centre with cold drinks (very welcome)! Some nice views across to NYC. It’s not overly “touristy”. If you...More

Thank Jonathan G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the tram is a great. way to see the east side of new york city ( queens ) and get to the four freedoms park on roosevelt island

Thank George Y
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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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Response from Travelgirl10028 | Reviewed this property |
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