Roosevelt Island:
New York, NY

by | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 comments

There’s nothing like seeing NYC traffic from above!

Roosevelt Island is a narrow two-mile-long Island in the East River of Manhattan located between Queens and Long Island.  The Island is on the outskirts of the City and can be accessed through an Arial Tramway.

The Arial Tramway station is near the FDR. The tram ride lasts just for a couple of minutes but is fascinating. When we rode the tramway, there was loads of traffic on the street below. We were enthralled!

The Island has various playgrounds to accommodate different ages. There is also a walkway alongside the river where you can ride bikes or take a leisurely stroll. The open fields are great for ball games or flying kites.

The Price of the Arial Tramway is very affordable since it is part of the Metro system. Up to three (3) children 44 inches tall and under ride for free on the Tram when accompanied by a fare paying adult.


Posted: August 3, 2017

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices

Tramway Station:

E 59th St & 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10022


(212) 832-4583


Sunday – Thursday: 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Friday & Saturday: 6:00 AM to 3:30 AM

Morning Rush Hours (M-F): 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Evening Rush Hours (M-F): 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM


To ride the Tram, you must use a MTA MetroCard. MetroCards are available for purchase at either Tram Station and at subway stations throughout New York City. Full fare: $2.50 per trip Reduced Fare MetroCard: $1.25 per trip

Approximate Distance from:

Monsey: 55 minutes

Brooklyn Bridge: 20 minutes

Lakewood: 1 hour, 30 minutes


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