- 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?
ROOSEVELT ISLAND :
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.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
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.
TICKETS FOR TRAM :
The ticket for one side tram way is 4$ per person.If you have a Metro card then it cost one swipe each way
HOW LONG IS THE RIDE?
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.