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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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Travel to a quiet relaxing place away from the hectic pace of Manhattan on this alternate means of... read more

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The locals call it tramway but really it's a cable car which transports you up and over the East... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
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Reviewed yesterday

Travel to a quiet relaxing place away from the hectic pace of Manhattan on this alternate means of travel. You won't be squished in with a bunch of people if you go midday. As you glide across the river, the views of the Queensborough Bridge,...More

Thank Dickie515
Reviewed 4 days ago

The locals call it tramway but really it's a cable car which transports you up and over the East River. The views from a top are just amazing and it's so quiet above the bustling Big Apple. It's well hidden on East 59th along from...More

Thank paulogilvie1802
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tramway is one of New York's lesser known means of transport, you can ride using your metrocard, and the journey takes about 8 minutes each way (you have to get off at each end). it gives you some very nice views of the city,...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting NYC since the mid 1980’s but have never visited RI. It was a beautiful weather day and the tram ride to the island was so exciting!! The view was spectacular!! We didn’t have enough time to visit the entire island but...More

Thank RoseMariechicago_IL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tram has amazing views and I feel it is the best kept secret in nyc that shouldn’t be. You can use your MTA card to take the tram to Roosevelt island for BEAUTIFUL views of the city.

Thank DaynnaDayn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great unknown tram ride right across the city , which has great views. Its used mainly as a commuter tram so best to avoid rush hours. For the price of a bus ride you get a great arial view of Manhattan. Not...More

Thank Toni W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a quick, fun little adventure with beautiful views. We used out metro cards & got off and right back on. It was a nice quick ride that we enjoyed

Thank Mcrawfo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a fun little adventure. The round-trip will take less than 15 minutes and cost less than six dollars. BUT you must have a METRO CARD! Plus the card stations at the tramway (at least when we were there) only took cash to fill...More

Thank LLOJ29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow! This activity is the best kept secret in Manhattan. We visited NYC for eight days with friends and opted for the seven day metro card at $32 it was one of the best purchases we made. It meant we could use it...More

1  Thank MaddieH3663
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Honestly I did not know about this so called tramway (for me it is cable car!). Friend of mind told me about it. And I am so grateful for this info. If you have chance, USE IT! great view, and different point of view of...More

Thank chris n
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16 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.
18 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
18 March 2018|
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