Roosevelt Island Tram

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City fun doesn't have to be expensive or involve long lines. Case in point: The Roosevelt Island Tram. Running every 15 minutes, the tram connects Manhattan with the cute little island. After renovations, the tram re-opened on November 30th, 2010. Now it's safer and faster to ride. Take in the views of the city as the tram chugs along at 16 mph. Part if the NYC public transit system, the tram rises up 250 feet above the East River an can be paid for with the iconic yellow metrocard.

All in the ride lasts but 3 minutes, but that's not the point. It's super cool. Once on Roosevelt Island grab an ice cream cone and walk along the sidewalk taking in the views--it's one of the few times in NYC you won't be jostled by folks rushing to get to work, meetings, etc. Each tram can carry 109 passengers at a time (and it does take strollers!) The Tram Station accepts Metrocards. Full Fare $2.25.

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Roosevelt Island Tram

Board at 59th St. at 2nd Avenue

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