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?
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