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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-832-4555
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This little tramway gives you a quick flight with nice views of the Manhattan skyline. Once on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dotsdashes2017
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add this to your trip for great photo ops

The Roosevelt Island Tram cost the same as a subway ride and is a great opportunity to get a view... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phyllis B
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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This little tramway gives you a quick flight with nice views of the Manhattan skyline. Once on Roosevelt Island there isn't much to do but there are a few restaurants and coffee shops. The FDR memorial park offers more views of the Manhattan skyline across...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Roosevelt Island Tram cost the same as a subway ride and is a great opportunity to get a view of the East River the Manhattan skyline and New York City from above. Excellent photo ops and a great experience. It's easy to access from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a different experience, take a ride on this air tram. It costs $2.75 each way and you will need to exit and re-board. But there is plenty of time to get right back on if you didn’t want to wait about 15-20 for the...More

1  Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hey, for 6 bucks round-trip, this has got to be one of the bargain rides in NYC! Get eye-level with the Queensboro Bridge - and see awesome views both upriver and downriver of the East River - and stunning vistas of the Manhattan skyline. Plus...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We take this tram whenever the kids are in town… You get a fabulous view of the East River… And it’s kind of exciting… Like being in an amusement park ride... High above the city…And it’s fun to alight in Roosevelt Island and do some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tram to Roosevelt Island is quick and easy and cheap (price of one subway ride)! It takes about 4 minutes and takes you up above and alongside the Queensboro Bridge for some marvelous views of the city skyline and the water below. Trams currently...More

2  Thank Bi-coaster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Roosevelt Island Tramway is one of the best tourists deals in town. For the price of one subway ride, you get some of the best views of the Manhattan skyline. The trip is short. Great views of the inevitably stalled traffic on the Queensboro...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my Air bnb hosts recommended this. Just use your existing Metro card which gets you over-great views of both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Would love to have had time for more of a walk around and a picnic but pressured for time. A great...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved going in the tranway because you get to enjoy the view of the city from a different perspective. I would most certainly take this route every time!

1  Thank Tania O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tramway gives perfect opportunity not only to visit the Roosevelt Island but to watch life on busy streets from above. Worth visit.

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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
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