Friday, January 25, 2013

Must See in NYC - Roosevelt Island Tram

In NYC not everything is free, but there are a lot of things that are almost free. The Roosevelt Island Tram is one of them. This Tram lifts people over the city streets into the sky 250 feet over the East River. The Tramcar has been using the Queensboro Bridge to take passengers across the river 3,100 feet to Roosevelt Island for over 30 years. Take it as the Sun is setting and get a even better ride! The New York Times has said that it is "the most exciting view in New York City!" In 2002 the first Spider-Man Film used the Tram for Spider-Man's battle with the Green Goblin. This is when Mary Jane Watson was thrown off the Queensboro Bridge. This was not the first time Spider-Man had saved the tram. The Comic book had used it many times as a way for evil doers to hurt the people of New York City. So for the swipe of a Metro Card one can go for this 4 minute ride and see the streets from above. Then once on the Island pictures can be taken of Manhattan's famous skyline. From there one can take the ride back over the water or find the Underground and take the F Train to the next exciting place in this the Greatest City in the World.

**Two cabins make the run at fifteen minute intervals from 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. (3:30 a.m. on weekends) **Bicycles are permitted on the tram.

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