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“Fun with a View”

Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram
Ranked #52 of 1,122 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Quick little ride that may be a bit out of your way if you are visiting for the first time and are only here for a few days.. It may add to the thrill if you remember that it has broken down before and people have been stuck for a very long time.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

We used our MTA weekly pass so the fare was free the views going over the East river were great and the views of Manhattan from Roosevelt Island were stunning would recomend this to anyone

1  Thank Alison B
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Ok Spidey never came to our rescue but we didn't need him.. The views up there are great... It would be nice for here to be some kind of information boards on Manhattan side of the 'tram' (which is actually a cable-car) to tell you something about he island.. As it was we just did the ride there and back .. It's just a few minutes each way and you public transport card takes care of the fare!

Thank leewot
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

We caught the subway train out to Roosevelt Island and caught the tram over and back again. You can use your Metro Card. Great views and smooth ride. We also caught the red bus and took a trip around part of the island which was only a quarter each way. Stopped off at the local Starbucks for a good coffee and then caught the subway back to the Village. A very pleasant half way and something a little different. If you get off on the other side there is a Bloomingdales!

Thank downunder2207
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Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

The tram is included in the subway pass and its a great way to get a ride above the streets of east New York. There's not much to do on Roosevelt Island but the views are good.

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