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Roosevelt Island ( Aerial Tram)

  • Where/What is Roosevelt Island?
  • Attractions at Roosevelt Island?
  • How do i get there?
  • Where is Aerial Tram Located?
  • Tickets for Tram?
  • How long is the tram ride?


It is a Beautiful narrow island in New York city’s east river which lies in between Manhattan & Queens . I love Roosevelt island because it is different from any other area in NYC.It has a very friendly &  family neighbourhood with apartments,schools,shops,restaurants,parks,recreational areas and much more.It is not at all crowded like Manhattan,at parts it is so peace full with no people.


Main attractions were the Freedom park and the Light house. These two are exactly at the opposite ends of island so i would recommend taking a Bus ride for a quarter.These are the great places to just sit,read or picnic with family & friends.

Freedom park

Light house


Do you remember the scene from Spider-Man where he rescues people on tram???THIS IS THAT TRAM.  You can get to Roosevelt island either through Aerial Tram ride from Manhattan or by (F)train. I choose to travel by Aerial tram.


The tram station is located at the 2nd avenue of East 59 street, 10022.


The ticket for one side tram way is 4$ per person.If you have a Metro card then it cost one swipe each way


There are two trams running Back & forth but when i went there only one was working.So there was 15minutes wait time.

It is a 7-8 minute ride,during the ride you get to see a wonderful view of Manhattan skyline, Queensboro bridge & Roosevelt island over the east river.


I would definitely recommend to visit this place if you want to see NYC in a different perspective. It’s great for getting away from busy city life and taking peace full long walks.


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59 replies

  1. These are great photos of the park. Its a nice place to go in the middle of the day to watch all the action on the ground and in the air.

  2. This is the one place I did not go when I was in New York City! Really now wishing I had checked it out. Will for sure be going back so this is going on my visit list!!

  3. This looks like a great place to visit while there. When I get back to NY, I will have to make the trip.

  4. I’ve been to New York so many times and can’t believe I’ve never rode the tram to Roosevelt Island – that looks so fun! And I love the lighthouse end of the island.

  5. It’s amazing how even in big cities, there are small, quiet places like that. The tram looks like a ton of fun!

  6. Wow Roosevelt Island looks beautiful! I will definitely have to do a stop there the next time I’m in New York.


  7. This looks like a lot of fun! If I ever get out to that big city, I’ll have to check this out! Looks like a great way to see some of the city skyline!

  8. This looks like a lot of fun! Definitely looks like it would be a great sight seeing tour and way to see the skyline!

  9. That lighthouse is beautiful! I have a lighthouse tattoo, so they hold a special place in my heart 🙂

  10. I didn’t even know that this place existed. Shows how little i actually know about the city. I bet this would be a great little place to explore!

  11. Oooooo this is one place in NY that I haven’t had the chance to visit! Looks like I know
    What I’m doing next NYC trip!

  12. Sounds like a great place to visit. Your pictures are awesome and I’ll be sure to put this visit on my itinerary for my NYC plans this summer.

  13. These photos are stunning. What a beautiful city to venture in.

  14. Beautiful pictures. I love the fact that, you have added so many pictures.

  15. Oh, what a lovely idea for an afternoon. Should have known that while I was visiting. Well, maybe next time around 🙂

  16. This I’d love to go here! What gorgeous trees. It looks so peaceful.

  17. What a cute little place! Next time I take a trip to New York I just might have to visit Roosevelt Island.


  18. Roosevelt Island is beautiful to visit. I live in New York and have visited quite a few times. Love the photos you took.

  19. Roosevelt Island is a beautiful place to visit. I live in New York and have visited quite a few times. You took beautiful photos.

  20. We’ve been to NYC a few times, but we haven’t made it to Roosevelt island. We visit on our next visit for sure. The tram view is awesome.

  21. This looks so nice! I have only visited NYC once but I want to go here next time I visit.

  22. Roosevelt is very peaceful. It’s always nice to walk around the Freedom Park and just enjoy the quiet. The view is amazing as well.

  23. I don’t think I’ve never been to Roosevelt Island before! It’s so fun that you get to go there via a tram! That’s really a must visit!

  24. Wow, showed these photos to my kids and they know the place better than I do! We’ve never been anywhere near the US so their knowledge probably came from the books they read and videos they see.

    Thank you for this wonderful post.

  25. Ive never been that far east. This sure does look like fun though!

  26. I haven’t heard about this place before, but i definitely want to visit it 🙂

  27. I haven’t heard about this place before, but i definitely want to visit it

  28. Cool, I’ve never even heard of Roosevelt island but it looks like a nice place for an outing. There is too many places to see in NYC it’s hard to decide what you have time for when visiting.

  29. This looks like such a beautiful place! I have never been but this looks like a must see for me.

  30. I haven’t been there but it looks a nice place to visit and I really love the beautiful view

  31. I love the canals and tree landscape. We will have to add this to our travel list.

  32. I’ve never seen an aerial tram before! What an amazing way to see the city! I can’t wait to travel so I can see more places like this.

  33. I’ve never heard of an aerial tram before! What a beautiful part of the world, I can’t wait until I can travel more.

  34. Wow what an incredible day trip this would be to visit Roosevelt island and ride the tram. I need to put this on my to go list next time I’m in NYC

  35. Wow what an amazing place to go for a day trip! I love taking tram rides on the various places I visit because you get an amazing view of everything.

  36. Oh, how I miss Queens! I used to go on those trolly rides all the time.

  37. I live in NYC now and have heard about this place! I want to go see the Manhattan skyline!!


  38. All of your NYC posts are bringing me back-I miss living in NYC so much sometimes.

  39. These pictures are absolutely stunning! I would love to go there some day.

  40. So cool! I miss traveling, and I really need to get back out there!

  41. Oh wow i need to visit New York. This place looks beautifu, definitely putting this on my bucketlist.

  42. I took this once! There is definitely a great view from up there.

  43. I’m a New Yorker (born in Manhattan) and I’ve never taken a ride on the tram so … think it’s going on my to do list.

  44. The pictures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing this. We are currently exploring New York and we are constantly looking for new places to explore.

  45. This looks like a beautiful and fun place to visit. I will have to visit here soon.

  46. My husband and I have been trying to save up for a trip to NY. And it really isn’t to far from Virginia but making the time. I would love to be able to experience it like you have, such amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing and my husband and I will definitely have to put the tramway on our to-do list when we do go.

  47. All of the architecture is pretty cool. But the water and those beautiful trees with pink blooms would be what would draw me in to visit.

  48. These are beautiful photos of the park way too long since I’ve been in NY. Queens is such a fun place, great food awesome places to take pictures.

  49. That sounds perfect! A nice break from the craziness of the city. Thank you for sharing

  50. OMG! I’ve been to NY and have never seen it like this. I want to ride the Spider-man tram…looks so fun!

  51. I feel like any city in Spring is gorgeous! Those trees and the colors are so pretty. I have never done an aerial tram but it seems like an amazing experience.

  52. Beautiful photos! I have not heard of Roosevelt island till now. I have been to NY only once so I guess I would need to explore more the next time I get there.

  53. I have done this before and you can get amazing views, with this post I have remind that I have to come back to New York soon.

  54. Your pictures look amazing. I reall want to ride that tram.

  55. I’ve had some great times over there. The tram ride is fun if you don’t mind heights. The view at night is great.

  56. Good to know. I plan on a New York trip this year so I am definitely going to have to add this to the list

  57. Amazing pics! Love the scenic views. Roosevelt island looks like a great place to visit. Just pinned it!

  58. looks awesome. i’m hopig to get to NYC later this year. i’ll have to check this out while i’m there.

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