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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-832-4555
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worth the time

if you are new to the city, take this tram to see the beautiful east river and eastside buildings... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2016
Shanghai, China

We've been to NewYork a few times now and hadn't travelled on this cable car / what a mistake. It's... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2016
Irene P
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“metro card” (334 reviews)
“east river” (201 reviews)
“cable car” (94 reviews)
59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
Upper East Side
+1 212-832-4555
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Reviewed July 5, 2016

if you are new to the city, take this tram to see the beautiful east river and eastside buildings of manhattan

Thank kevinzhikangchen
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We've been to NewYork a few times now and hadn't travelled on this cable car / what a mistake. It's only a five minute ride but the photo opportunities are brilliant of NewYork .l should of asked his name but one staff member was so...More

1  Thank Irene P
Reviewed July 5, 2016

Great little ride over the Upper East side to Roosevelt Island. $2.75 each way or half price for seniors. You cannot stay on the tram to make a round trip but have to disembark and pay again. You can bring a bike or baby carriage...More

1  Thank Tripper10021
Reviewed July 4, 2016

This is a nice thing to do while in NYC. Take a trip on the Roosevelt Island tram. You can use your metro card. It's a nice ride, and the view is great. You go up, and see the skyline. I liked being on Rooseveld...More

Thank Claukoole
Reviewed July 3, 2016

One could take forever to discover everything that NYC has to offer. On our visits, we always use the MTA to get around via subway and busses, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover this tram system. It just takes a few minutes of your...More

Thank Abracadebra1
Reviewed July 1, 2016

The ride is only four minutes long but what a view! If you are using a MetroCard then it is one fare each way. If not you should!

2  Thank Guy H
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a great way to visit Roosevelt Island – – you can also go there by car from Queens. The view of the bridge above you, the city streets, the river, and the approaching island all change with the seasons and are endlessly fascinating....More

2  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is a must for anyone looking for a different view of the city. Inexpensive and offers a thrill to those who might be a little squeamish about heights.

1  Thank Michel S
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We enjoyed a scenic ride on The Roosevelt Island Tramway, an aerial tramway in New York City that spans the East River and connects Roosevelt Island to the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Though the 3 min, one way, short ride, offers scenic views there...More

2  Thank Arindam G
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Really nice to see NY on a different way. Instead of take the metro try this Aerial Tram and see Manhatan and Roosevelt Island from the top.

Thank IvanFuruya
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
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stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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when you get on can you stay on for the return or do you have to get off and get on another one? also is there an operator on board?
April 6, 2017|
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Response from angoct14 | Reviewed this property |
you do have to get off and reswipe your MetroCard but there was an operator on our tram.
Do you just ride and come back? or is there something to do on Roosevelt Island?
January 7, 2017|
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Response from 306smith | Reviewed this property |
It's just a ride and you can come straight back. Nothing much at the other end but we had a quiet walk on the river side and park
Frederick O
I am a 80 year old senion. When I purchase a ticket to use the nymta I purchase a $2.75 cents ticket which allows me to go and return. Do I buy this same ticket in order to ride on the tram?
December 1, 2016|
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Response from 536Mark | Reviewed this property |
You can buy a ticket mta card at the Tramway entrance.