ADDITIONAL NOTES: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.