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Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
+1 212-832-4555
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Nice way to get to and from the island

Not much to say! Some nice views, you can use your MetroCard which makes things easy. Be aware... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ShankillFalls
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Dublin
Gorgeous Views

Amazing views from the tramway. It’s just beautiful seeing the city from above. Not to mention you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jgavilon23
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Miami
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  • Average8%
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“metro card” (225 reviews)
“east river” (237 reviews)
“cable car” (99 reviews)
LOCATION
59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
Upper East Side
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not much to say! Some nice views, you can use your MetroCard which makes things easy. Be aware that there are some VERY noisy construction works at the moment which has reduced the frequency of the trams (one line is closed). If you're looking for...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing views from the tramway. It’s just beautiful seeing the city from above. Not to mention you get amazing photographs.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is something you should do while in New York as it gives a totally different perspective of the city . It doesn't cost that much and It really is a great photo opportunity , it is basically just a large cable car . The...More

1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes Aerial Tram to the Roosevelt Island has a fantastic view of Manhattan especially in the evening hours. Its worth every penny and its cheap ride. Take a seat in the front in order to take some nice pictures.

1  Thank Scallop15
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride is not long, but you can have an incredible view over Manhattan and the East River. It's a great experience and a very convenient way to get to the Roosevelt Island.

1  Thank ladyteex
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you take this short trip, be aware there is a free bus around the island. If you walk to the southern end of the island, there is a park and a nice view of the city across the water.

1  Thank kasey1945
Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome ride and great views of the city, would recommend taking this quick ride for anyone new in town!

1  Thank stacy857
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit, just for the views and at $5.50 return it has to be one of the cheapest things you can do in NYC

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the NYC subway system, the tram takes you from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island in the middle of the East River. The tram gives you a brand new perspective of NYC that can't be found any other way.

1  Thank F4489GRwilliamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Included in our 7 day metro card Loved the views Easy to use Wish it went further Keeps running till 2am!

1  Thank HelenHarvey24
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stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
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sarahkalatian
16 October 2017|
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Response from robot0123 | Reviewed this property |
2.75, same as any single subway ride. You can use your metro card.
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SunshineLollipop84
8 September 2017|
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Response from marie rose g | Reviewed this property |
I went there at 9 am on a week day and it was perfect.
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SunshineLollipop84
8 September 2017|
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Response from Jo V | Reviewed this property |
Late in the evening is good idea to see skyline
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