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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

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Address: 59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
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Very cheap way to see some fantastic views, highly reccomend this activity. We only went over got off then got back on to see the views but worth it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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prestwich
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very cheap way to see some fantastic views, highly reccomend this activity. We only went over got off then got back on to see the views but worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

while on a boat cruise the Tram went over us as we were passing underneath! very nice to see.and another time we may have time to take the tram.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's only a short trip but you get great views. Well worth a visit. You need your metrocard to access the tram.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I took the tram to Roosevelt Island for the ride. While I was there I took the bus around the island. I want to go back with a bike on a warm day and ride around the island and take in the views.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a surprise to find this tram going over the East River! Great views of the streets, the river and the island.

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Rainhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this!! Cable car over the Hudson, cracking views, Roosevelt Island bus was great, its such a tranquil place amongst the bustle

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it's a short ride on the tram with good views of the river and most boroughs. Roosevelt island is pretty quiet so it makes a quick getaway from the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice experience with a georgeus view of Manhattan. You can use your metro card to ride. I reccommend it to all visitors, especialy to fans of the White collar serie.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A really enjoyable two-way trip across the East River. The tram travels in a sure and steady way and so permits wonderful views of Manhattan, the East River and Roosevelt Island. We took the same tram back for the return journey and the beauty of it is the fare is covered by your subway metro pass!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in NYC 'all over' and I am always happy when I get to go to Roosevelt Island and take the Tram. It is a view that is so beautiful and the experience of being on a tram is exciting to this jaded native New Yorker! Subway takes you back if you like but I never did it because... More 

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