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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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Better Aerial view

Travelling to Roosevelt Island by Roosevelt Tram is the best option for better aerial view of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rajiv S
Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

OK, so you're going to be disappointed in Roosevelt Island as it turns out to be one big... read more

Reviewed 2 days 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 2 days ago

Travelling to Roosevelt Island by Roosevelt Tram is the best option for better aerial view of the area. Roosevelt Island itself is the best place to hang around with. And the cost for travelling is the same as Sub Way

Thank Rajiv S
Reviewed 2 days ago

OK, so you're going to be disappointed in Roosevelt Island as it turns out to be one big residential community and one tiny light house. The old insane asylum ruins have been completely torn down and new construction is now taking place on those grounds....More

Thank avie8tor
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great ride onto Roosevelt Island on the tram. Can use unlimited metro card. Great views of Manhattan and Queens.

Thank VanessaB_107
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a MTA pass you can ride high in the sky over the East River , walk around if you like on Roosevelt Island or just return. Great views from a different angle.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found the aerial tram while walking in the area - what a great find! For the cost of a sub-way ticket, it was well worth riding it. The views of the river & streets were great, great for photographers. Being the 4th of July when...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a cheap and fun way to set foot on Roosevelt Island. You get a nice perspective of the East River and on the return, the Upper East Side. If you have a fear of heights or water, don't do this. And don't do...More

Thank happytrails555
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We looked forward to riding the tram and getting to see the river and streets from above and while it was an out of the normal experience it wasn't anything too spectacular. We enjoyed the views from Roosevelt Island and sitting in the grass and...More

2  Thank raachmyers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only found about this through someone else and gosh I'm glad I did! For the price of a subway ticket you get to ride the aerial tram over the river to Roosevelt Island. The views are wonderful over the city and ride is so...More

Thank Debturn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice views. Nothing to see in the island though. We took the tram and then had a walk along the river. Came back in half-hour or so. You can use metro card to pay, and bring your bike.

Thank robot0123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is little to the tram. You ride across the East River and unless you live on Roosevelt Island, there is nothing to do but get back on the return trip. This is not an attraction but simply transportation. Save your money and enjoy watching...More

4  Thank Nicole R
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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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.
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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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.