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right up there with the staten island ferry, the roosevelt island tramway is one of new york city's little treasures. the 4 minute ride runs parallel with the 59th street bridge and offers panoramic views of manhattan.

the tram has been praised in the New York Times as "the most exciting view in New York City!" Over 26 million passengers -- including commuters, tourists, students and seniors have used the tram. Each cabin accommodates a capacity of 125 people, makes approximately 115 trips per day, and about 100 on weekends. At its peak it climbs to 250 feet above the East River.

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Thursday 10 March 2005

riding above the city on the roosevelt island tramway

10 March 05 @ 00:38
I love the tram and often take it just for kicks whenever I'm in that neighborhood. It's always on my list of spots for out of town guests and invariably they always say it was one of their favorite NY experiences (ironic then that so many natives don't know it). Thanks for the pix. I especially like #1 with the guy looking out the window.
10 March 05 @ 06:25
yeah, i like the tram as well. realy an amazing view onto manhatten. i like number 1 and number 7 the most. greetings, martin
10 March 05 @ 06:30
great capture of the people inside against the city and bridge outside! I love the red scarf on the bridge, next-to-last shot...
10 March 05 @ 11:02
Love 3rd and 2nd to the last. :) I never thought of NY as a touristy city, I mean it's not in my list of places I'd want to spend a vacation in but the Tram might be a nice thing to try.
10 March 05 @ 11:12
i really love the first shot. it really captures the tram experience. i don't need to go on this i can just refer to this series of pictures :D
10 March 05 @ 14:07
Awesome series. I love the mood you are able to capture. I have never taken the tram all this time I've lived in NYC. It's on my list of to dos when I get back.
10 March 05 @ 14:57
where does one get on the tram? how far does it go and how much does it cost? i would love to give it a whirl next time im in the city.
alyssa //

10 March 05 @ 16:18
nice ones, Rion. the tram is best enjoyed with a stop at Serendipities beforehand... mmm...
10 March 05 @ 17:45
first photo has great perspective..good job :)
10 March 05 @ 23:40
Great shots, I love the first one!
11 March 05 @ 11:23
i couldn't do it
13 March 05 @ 18:48
great serie! it tell's me about taking a ride on this tram and i loved like this. i am looking at your work for the last two months........and this is one of the most impressive one. big up from berlin chris-tian
14 March 05 @ 03:41
that first shot of the tram above the city reminds me of The Fifth Element, where in the future every car is air-mobile and cars roll right up to your 10th floor apartment window. :) i've been to manhattan a few times and have never heard of this! next time i go i will need to ride that thing.
Andrea //

15 March 05 @ 01:26
Thank you for this GIFT -- I will most definitely be taking this on my next visit to NYC :)
15 March 05 @ 01:47
i had no idea this was even there! the next clear day that i'm back in NY, i'm so doing this. thanks!
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