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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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Great view!

What a fun thing to do! It's a short ride over to Roosevelt Island. Not a lot to do once you're... read more

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KB0968
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Great views

My daughter and I rode the tramway on a recent visit. It runs on the metro card, so if you have one... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
59ellenb
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Bear, Delaware
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Reviewed yesterday

What a fun thing to do! It's a short ride over to Roosevelt Island. Not a lot to do once you're on the island but you can take a quick walk and then take the subway or tram back. The view is spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KB0968
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I rode the tramway on a recent visit. It runs on the metro card, so if you have one it is one swipe to go over and one more to return. There is not much to do on Roosevelt Island, we walked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy stunning views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Queensborough Bridge for the cost of a Subway Ride. $2.75 takes you between 60th Street to Roosevelt Island and Metrocards are accepted. The tramway runs till 2am and is possibly best done at night, as the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank John O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you already have a metro card for your stay in New York, I would definitely work this into your plans! And if not- it's the best low-cost way to see views of NYC from the sky! The trip itself doesn't take that long- maybe...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank katherineweiss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get the tram to Roosevelt Island after sunset. You can experience beautiful views of Manhattan skyline!!! One of the must experience places in Manhattan!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank ckrajeev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in NYC for the weekend and happened upon the tram. The ride was fun and had a great view. This is not a destination activity but if you are around this area and need to kill some time go for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank elconquistador765
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came across the tramway and were happy to find that the cost of the tram was covered under our 7 day metro card. The views whilst riding the tram are fab but after finding Roosevelt island didn’t have much to offer for us personally...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find,just a few minutes walk from Bloomingdales,paid $3 each,the views were amazing,had to get off the other end and pay to come back again but glad we did it.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lewi126
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

And inexpensive too, probably faster than the interminable escalators to the subway, great view of the queensboro bridge and the river, you can even use the metro card!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took the cable car from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. You're charged the same price as a single journey on the subway. The views across the city are amazing. Once we had crossed over to Roosevelt Island, we wandered about exploring the island, before taking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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4 January 2019|
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It runs every 7.5 minutes, or sooner at rush hour. We really enjoyed the ride over and only wished we’d had more time to spend walking once over.
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You can find it on their website. I did soms too
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