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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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One of the Best Ways to Ride NYC - Uses Metrocard

Probably the ONLY way to realistically ride your way around NYC is by metro and the subway is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
This is not a tram - it is a very high cable car!

If you don't like heights you may want to avoid this. It is a large cable car which goes high above... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
Upper East Side
+1 212-832-4555
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the ONLY way to realistically ride your way around NYC is by metro and the subway is dirty, grimy, stinky, just overall nasty. This tramway uses the Metrocard (great for tourists and locals). A short climb up the tower, if you are coming from...More

Thank StoneFist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you don't like heights you may want to avoid this. It is a large cable car which goes high above the East River, giving great views especially of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. Contrary to what I've read elsewhere, you CAN use your MTA...More

Thank RichardA3246
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price of a Subway ride or on your MTA card get some great views of Manhattan and the river. Just 1 block behind Bloomingdale store. Nothing much to do on Roosevelt Island a couple of restaurants and a nice looking mini Mart.

1  Thank yogachef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great way to get a view of Manhattan at night for just the cost of a subway ride. Looking south, there is a spot where you can see the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building together. Take your photograph there.

Thank TomM1951
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ver good service, fast considering there was a lot of people. Comfortable also. I have already recommended it to my brothers who live in NY and never gone. Fun to do with kids!

Thank Maria Helena B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit Bloomingdales & Dylan’s Candy Bar and then head to the tram for a short ride, with big sights. Round Rio about 20 minutes ( you can use your metro card too)!

1  Thank lablife46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do something different since it was our first time in the city with our son. The tramway was quick, not expense and fun. It took us to Roosevelt island, which was a nice place to walk around. It was quiet and almost...More

Thank bheatley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Roosevelt Island cableway is definitely something I think you should do in your visit to New York, even if it is your first visit or you don't have much time. It doesn't take much time because there is usually not much queue (I went...More

1  Thank Mario_aero
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your in for something completely different try the tramway. It is part of the New York subway system. So it is especially nice if you have an unrestricted Metro Card. The tramway gives you a bit of the feeling like being on a skiing...More

1  Thank Kraut55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I suppose its not really hidden so much, but a really cool inexpensive way to get some really cool views of the city. There is also a little Irish pub near the entrance which is totally worth checking out!

Thank Cayce O
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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.
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
19 March 2018|
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