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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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It's easy to go, a metro card ticket and you are on a little island in the middle of East river. I went till the lighthouse at the north of the island and I went through the park... read more

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marie rose g
Macinaggio, France
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Macinaggio, France
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's easy to go, a metro card ticket and you are on a little island in the middle of East river. I went till the lighthouse at the north of the island and I went through the park close to it. Very nice walk.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took a ride on the Aerial Tram simply for the view of Manhattan and it was worth it! The ride itself takes about four minutes and has a great view of the city, just make sure you get a seat at the back (city side) if you want to see the view.

Thank Louise C
Newtownards, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We travelled across the river on this tram and really enjoyed the views. A great chance to see NYC from a different angle and lots of photo opportunities. We did not explore Roosevelt Island as we visited here on the last day of our holidays and did not have much time.

Thank AndorraMadkow
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth finding this river crossing by aerial tram. It only takes minutes but the view is well worth it. It is exciting crossing the river on the cable car. On the other side spend some time on Roosevelt Island. Lovely walks and great views of New York from the east river.

Thank macleod2017
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and unusual way to see the city from above. Fun place for kids -- they love it. A short ride in both way.

Thank BCvisit0r
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the view while getting where you're going, if your travels take you to Roosevelt Island. Costs 1 ride on a metro card

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ride is simply fun to do. It's a short ride across the East River to Roosevelt Island where you can walk along the river to a the Franklin Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. You ask why is this park important ? Well how about the fact that it has rest rooms. Now that can be important. The tram ride will... More 

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New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A cheap little adventure over to Roosevelt Island. Fun and slightly scary views. The island is cute and not too big so you can walk it and then hop back onto the tram back into the city.

Thank SarahSesaw
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Little ones love the aerial tram, leaving from 59th and 2nd Avenue, and arriving a few minutes later on Roosevelt Island. There, you can play on the lawns, go to Starbucks, or just stroll along the East River.

Thank internationalvoyager
Jamesport, New York
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161 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aerial views from the tram are unique. You will need to have a Metro Card to access the tram. It is a great way to access the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Definitely worth the short trip.

Thank BDFD

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