One thing that I haven't seen mentioned in this forum is the Roosevelt Island tram. It is 41/2 minutes of great fun! The tram rises 250 feet in the air and takes you to Roosevelt Island (which has an amazing history of its own). There is a little bus that will take you around the island for 25 cents.The cost of the ride is $2.00 each way. We haven't taken the bus..we just got back on the tram for the return trip. Great views of a great city!