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Thanks to the boxy red tram that glides above the East River, Roosevelt Island may be one of the only spots in New York City that’s a joy to get to via public transportation. The area's attractions include tennis courts, ball fields and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, a tribute to our 32nd president, located on the island's southern tip.
|Venue name:||Roosevelt Island||Contact:|
|Opening hours:||Tram runs Sun–Thurs 6am–2am; Fri, Sat 6am–3:30am.|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Roosevelt Island|
|Price:||$2.75 per tram ride via MetroCard.|
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Not gonna lie, I went to Roosevelt Island just to take the tram and pretend i was in "Spiderman." It costs a subway fare, you get an alright view of Midtown East going from the island to Manhattan. Worth it for a true NYC experience!
Great place to visit.Although there is not much to do in Roosevelt Island getting there is half the fun!You take a tram that goes over the bridge (only takes a metro card swipe $2.75), it is kind of scary but at the same time pretty cool to go over the water.Once you arrive at the island, there is a “free” shuttle bus (you can give a small donation to ride) that takes you to the light house at the tip of the island.You obviously cant go inside but you can get the skyline of the city and its fun and relaxing.