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The Roosevelt Island Tramway

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What a great way to go!

What a lovely way to get to the Island. For the price of a subway ride, you get a smooth ride that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ontario, Canada
Fun Ride !

We had not planned this for our 5 day stay in NYC last month...however the hotel manager insisted... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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59th Street and Second Avenue, Mid town, New York City, NY 10022
Upper East Side
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely way to get to the Island. For the price of a subway ride, you get a smooth ride that offers amazing views of the city. The trams run steady so no long waits. We were there during a heat wave and we...More

Thank LitleDi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not planned this for our 5 day stay in NYC last month...however the hotel manager insisted that this is a good one to do and it does not take a lot of time. We walked our way from TSQ to the location to...More

Thank Ajithsworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Roosevelt Island Tram 🚊remains one of New York City’s coolest tourist attractions. The ride is a breathtaking 4 minutes in each direction, but offers exceptional views of the NY Skyline. The climate controlled glass tram cars are comfortable, particularly in midday and evening hours....More

Thank KosherTraveller2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely take this tram if you want to get a birds eye view of Manhattan. It's the price of a subway metrocard. On the other side is Roosevelt Island, a quiet oasis in the city. The tram is an excellent experience and I took my...More

2  Thank neil102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to visit roosevelt island this the best way to go and cheapest way(just 2.75$/pp using metro card). The views are really awesome from this tramway and its fairly clean but watch out for crowd, specially on weekends its get pretty crowded.

Thank kuwaronline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were glad to do the Tramway so we know where it goes and the island it serves. It seems a lot of families were taking their kids for a ride!

Thank TheGoBird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At $2.75 per journey this is a really fun thing to do, you get a fantastic view of this part of the city from high and it runs alongside the beautiful Queensboro Bridge. If you walk from Central Park, a midway stop to Dylan’s candy...More

Thank Keds-v
Reviewed 10 June 2018

If you are a city lover or NY lover ... please dont miss it. There is construction going on now... Please check on the schedule. You can use a metrocard (It can be bought in the tram station itself)to ride the tram. There are free...More

Thank Ramachandran R
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The tram ride is included with the 7 day pass. It’s a very short ride with great views of New York City. Roosevelt island is a peaceful place to wander and chill. There are also great views of Manhattan from the Island.

Thank Sct10
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A great way of getting to Roosevelt Island. Choose non peak hours. And when you get to Roosevelt Island make use of the free bus and visit the Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Khan.

2  Thank MarilynSouthsea
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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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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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