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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

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Upper East Side
As featured in NYC Off the Beaten Path
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Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
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+1 212-832-4555

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Amazing city and bridges view for $3

You do not need to spent your time waiting for a cabin, it runs regularly for about each 6 min, costs $3 (metro pass card) one way, For the pictures it's good time earlier... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You do not need to spent your time waiting for a cabin, it runs regularly for about each 6 min, costs $3 (metro pass card) one way, For the pictures it's good time earlier twilight - when you will be able to see city as over day time and street lightening. Lace of Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge is right beside... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended, especially if you have kids. This is a fun way to get to Roosevelt Island and see the view of Manhattan from the other side. Great, cheap, short way to get across and the ride is fun!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great way to get to roosevelt island! I loved being able to see over the city, and it arrived quickly.

Thank Holly C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take a train to Roosevelt Island and catch the tram. Pictures don't do justice to the views you'll get of the Hudson or just the city itself.Try it out at night or around sunset.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Roosevelt Island Aerial gives a cool view of manhattan and queens also in Roosevelt island have a nice view algo of New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the cost of a ride on the subway, you can take the tram over the river to Roosevelt Island. Lots of greenery there, has a small town feel and obviously amazing views. Bring your camera!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a nice visit to Roosevelt Island (recommended), this was a nice way to get to Manhattan. Enjoyable ride!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram was really cool. We had metro cards so that allowed us to ride for free. We were able to see some great views and it was a nice diversion when we were in that part of town. The trip over and back took about 15 minutes and it was really fun. We also met a... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can use your metro card for this, so it's well worth the experience. Roosevelt island has a lot of history, and the guy in the tourist office was very knowledgable. I didn't have time to look round the island as I needed to get to the airport, but the tramway ride was fun and provides some different views of... More 

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San Anselmo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Roosevelt Island was suggested in Lonely Planet. What a great place for a nice walk, good views and a bit of history. We took to tram over and then the free bus to the far end of the island and walked aback to the subway station. It is so close to the city yet so quiet and peaceful. It once... More 

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