Riding Above The Chaos: Roosevelt Island Tram

Am I the only New Yorker that will walk by the Roosevelt Tramway plaza on a Saturday and say to myself, “Hey, I have a MetroCard. I should just jump on real quick and take a ride.” Maybe. But I’m ok with that, because there’s no better way to travel in the city. You’re not buried underground on a subway with nothing to look at other than your fellow passengers. Nor are you stuck in traffic on the bus stopping every two blocks as the lights change. On the Roosevelt Tram you’re flying above it all, enjoying a smooth ride that offers the most incredible skyline views you usually only dream about. Is it too late to build a Second Avenue Tram instead of a subway?

Smooth sailing over the East River. C. Nelson, 2012.

Smooth sailing over the East River. C. Nelson, 2012.

Skyline  Bridge Queens

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About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, writes for NewYork.com, tweets for NFT, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various small companies like Google (for a gig at Zagat and Google Maps). In my free time, I like to create projects like this: Chinatown Chow Down NYC. Feel free to drop a line at across106thstreet@gmail.com or on twitter at @across106th.
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2 Responses to Riding Above The Chaos: Roosevelt Island Tram

  1. soundbounder says:

    Nice post….I enjoyed this. How about a tram to the airports?

  2. Craig Nelson says:

    That would be sweet. I guess a subway/cab ride will have to do until the AirTram!

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