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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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If you're here for a weekend skip it. If you live here and have never been on it... what are you waiting for?

The tram is awesome. If you're riding for fun rather than utility, try to go when it won't be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jenforgash
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astoria, ny
Disappointing

Shame only one car was working. Meant experience was very slow and very crowded. Not much to see or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carole V
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London, United Kingdom
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“east river” (225 reviews)
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LOCATION
59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
Upper East Side
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tram is awesome. If you're riding for fun rather than utility, try to go when it won't be crowded (skip rush hour and busy tourist season times). If you're on the tram and it's packed and you're squished in the middle... well... it's not...More

Thank jenforgash
Reviewed 2 days ago

Shame only one car was working. Meant experience was very slow and very crowded. Not much to see or do.

Thank Carole V
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a fun and different way to experience the NYC view, the cost was approx $5/person round trip (Aug 2017), the ride lasts about 5 minutes. We strolled down to FDR park once on the island and took in the view from there too. There...More

Thank sussie20
Reviewed 5 days ago

The view of the city and river from the tram is amazing. Its definitely a must see for tourists although the ride on the tram only lasts about 5 minutes.

Thank ashni11298
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are tired of NYC noise and business take the cable car to Roosevelt island. It has nice parks and quiet walk ways. There is not much to see, but it is a nice ride over the river and quiet neighborhood once you get...More

Thank Gooki
Reviewed 6 days ago

Today my wife and I rode the Roosevelt Island Tram for the 4.5 minute ride for the first time in about 25 years It was a beautiful day and we could see for miles in all directions. There is not really much for tourists to...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 6 days ago

There aren't too many trams in New York City. When you take this one it gives you a nice view of the East River and Manhattan

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you already have a metropass, why not use it to get yet another great view of the NY skyline (and some cool apartments too)? Stroll around Roosevelt Island a little before your return trip. This is another really great bit of infrastructure that NY...More

2  Thank Chris_S_Travels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband, 3 kids and I took the Roosevelt Island sky tram from 59th St and 2nd Ave. We used our subway cards for the standard $2.75 fare. It provides a unique experience from an often "underground dependent" transportation experience. The wait was long, as...More

Thank BethAnn05
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favs - used to visit Roosevelt Island. The views are amazing. this is heated during winter as well so the cold weather is not an issue.

Thank Lolitha W
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Miao W
14 June 2017|
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Response from Henry S | Reviewed this property |
NYMTA Subway fare is $2.75 but due to go up. It is useable on Tram, subways, and buses. Get at ticket machines or at station booths.
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Prettigirl01
6 April 2017|
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Response from angoct14 | Reviewed this property |
you do have to get off and reswipe your MetroCard but there was an operator on our tram.
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cjfield1
7 January 2017|
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Response from Henry S | Reviewed this property |
Roosevelt is like a colony, a neighborhood unto itself. It is full of its own history, buildings and points of interest as well as views of Manhattan, Astoria and Long Island City and up and down the East River. It is... More
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