Island is one of New York City’s hidden
gems, and the best way to get there is the Roosevelt Island
- For $2.75 — the price of a subway ticket — the aerial tram
takes passengers 250 feet above the city.
- The incredible views make it a one-of-a-kind New York tourist
New Yorkers recognize Roosevelt Island as
one of the city’s best-kept secrets.
Sitting in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, the
narrow strip of land beckons visitors with quiet streets, peaceful
parks and gardens, and incredible views of Midtown skyscrapers.
The island is also home to a unique form of transportation —
the Roosevelt Island
Tramway. The aerial tram takes passengers back and forth
between the island and Manhattan, rising 250 feet above the city in
For $2.75 — the same price as New York subway or bus fare —
passengers get a front-row seat to some of the best views of the
city from a perspective most residents don’t typically get.
Opened in 1976, the Roosevelt Island tram is one of just two
aerial commuter trams in the United States. It transports 2 million
workers, students, residents, and curious tourists a year.
I took the tram last week and discovered why it’s one of the
best, and most affordable, tourist experiences in New York.
Here’s what it’s like to ride the Roosevelt Island tram:
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Yorkers are paying upward of $3,000 a month to live at the former
home of a smallpox hospital and an insane asylum, and a walk
through the secluded island only 250 yards from Manhattan makes it
Roosevelt Island is one of New York City’s hidden gems.
The narrow strip of land is nestled in the East River between
Manhattan and Queens. It’s just two miles long and 800 feet wide.
Residents and visitors consider the island a peaceful escape from
the bustle of city life.
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Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News
One of New York City's most affordable tourist experiences is a tram that takes you 250 feet above the city for the price of a subway fare