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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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Win Some – Lose Some

WIN SOME – first the good news. Cost is the same as the subway – and if you have a subway pass you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
blackeldo
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Kiama, Australia
Relaxing way to view the city

This was recommend by a friend. We enjoyed the ride to/from. Nice way to see the city and Christmas... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CGAmos
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Calhoun, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 days ago

WIN SOME – first the good news. Cost is the same as the subway – and if you have a subway pass you can use it. This means with an unlimited trips pass the tramway will cost no extra. Pretty good deal – value wise...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was recommend by a friend. We enjoyed the ride to/from. Nice way to see the city and Christmas lights. You can use the metro card. Only issue - you have to get on and walk around to get back on if you don’t want...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can use your subway card on the Tramway!!! A nice and cheap non-touristy thing to do! A fantastic way to get excellent views of Manhattan!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Edmundyong
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$3 each way and so worth it! Loved the ride and the views from Roosevelt Island. Don’t miss doing this!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this on posts for trips to NYC and that it would be fun to do and added it to our bucket list. It was a lovely walk from the Rockefeller Centre after seeing the tree, TOTR and Sak's light show, it let's you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank PaquitaCiara
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't realize that we didn't have to pay (we had the NYC $33 metro card) but that was such a wonderful perk. Wish we had taken both ways...but by the time we figured it out, we were heading home. Go to the Island on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

99 percent of tourists never take the tram to Roosevelt Island, but on a nice day it’s a wonderful walk around Roosevelt Island with unexpected great views of Manhattan and the East River. Round trip on the Tram is less than $14. Also, plenty of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TheFlyingG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy access to Roosevelt Island; only thing was that the employees at the station were not too very helpful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank N3862PYeduardor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is just a fun thing to try. It definitely does not need to be at the top of any must see lists, but it's a fun item to cross off your bucket list if you happen to want something to do.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We rode the tramway in October, did a round trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cost (each way) is the same as a one ride on the subway and you can use your metro card for the journeys. You get a great view of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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oceanlaura
17 May 2018|
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Response from Brianimated | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking near the Tramway station. I would imagine that there is a parking garage or parking lot in the vicinity considering its relative proximity to the United Nations.
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helentraveller1976
19 March 2018|
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Response from Elaine P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can as it is part of the Metro system. Enjoy - lovely views
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helentraveller1976
19 March 2018|
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