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Roosevelt Island

New York City, NY
+1 423-923-4564
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New York City, NY
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Take the tram to Roosevelt Island and relax for a while with a great view of the East River and Manhattan. Get some pictures at night of the Queensboro Bridge.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're tired of the regular tourist stuff, take a little ride on the tram and spend a couple of hours roaming around the island. It has nice walkways along the water and offers great views of the city. It's a little city in the...More

1  Thank LitleDi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a lovely ride by ropeway to the Roosevelt island When in the car of the ropeway one can have a beautiful view of the city Do experience it though the Roosevelt island is all buildings but the ride is great

Thank anjdutta
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place 2-3 times but best experience we had when we visited in blossom season. Its the most beautiful thing you will sea. I will let my pic talk than words. The best thing you will get one of best view of Manhattan from...More

1  Thank kuwaronline
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't bother walking the whole island. Just get off the tramway and go South to the FDR Memorial. Then take the boat or the tramway back. Don't bother with anything north of the tramway/boat!

2  Thank TheGoBird
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Roosevelt Island is going to climb higher on essential NYC things to do, a bit off agenda now, but I think that'll change. It's a great side trip that will take a few hours to enjoy but worthy for many reasons, if only the amazing...More

3  Thank Ellenlyn
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nice escape from the madness and heat of Manhatten. We've visited NYC few times so it was nice to see something different. There is so much to do in Manhatten, so this wouldn't be top of that list, but it was a nice visit...More

Thank TheForce11
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

This review is more for the cafe (that’s not on trip advisor) but I want everyone to know about it. We arrived at Roosevelt island and was in desperate need of toilet and a beer and food. Information kiosk told us of the cafe @cornell...More

2  Thank smhill72
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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Take the tram or F train. Great place to walk, bike, or jog. Nice places to eat a casual lunch and enjoy the views

1  Thank Donald S
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Our large family recently had a chance to 'do New York' and I had seen reviews of Roosevelt that sounded appealing. It was! As our last thing before heading to hotel & leaving, we rode the tram to the island (awesome!), bought some Nathan's hot...More

1  Thank TeamK8
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Anita M
July 11, 2018|
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Response from anjdutta | Reviewed this property |
Sorry which tram r u exactly asking about
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Melanie H
June 16, 2018|
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Response from Mo5Mo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Melanie, it’s really easy to get to the Island and to walk around. I think you can do it by yourself. Regards
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DavenCindyChandler
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
You have to remember that the Tram is not a tourist attraction. It is a way that people who live on Roosevelt Island get back and forth from work (that and the subway). If you want to go the island and walk around, I... More
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