Roosevelt Island Tram New York
Roosevelt Island Tram in New York is a must-do! With this aerial tramway, you can cross the East River from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island in four minutes. Along the way, you can enjoy spectacular views of Manhattan, the East River and Roosevelt Island.
You can take the Roosevelt Tram for free with the Unlimited MetroCard. Otherwise it will cost $2.90.
Taking the Roosevelt Island Tram
The entrance to the Roosevelt tram is at 2nd Avenue and 60th Street. The aerial tramway resembles a ski gondola. Walk up and pay with your subway pass. If you have an Unlimited MetroCard, you pay nothing extra. (You can even buy a MetroCard before you travel to New York.) The Roosevelt Island cable car takes you to Roosevelt Island in four minutes. Roosevelt Island is a small island in the East River. It is a place where about 16,000 people work and live.
View of Manhattan
On Roosevelt Island, you can take a wonderful (and quiet) walk. If you want to do this, then walk to the river and then take a left. There are many benches and a nice view of Manhattan. Perfect for relaxation. You can use the tram again on the way back, but there is also a subway station just behind the tram between the first apartment buildings.
Another option is to take NYC Ferry. You can board on the east side of the island. It first stops at Long Island City and then continues to Manhattan. In 2002 the tram was the scene of the movie Spiderman. Want to know what to expect? Watch the film above the whole trip.
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