The Roosevelt Island Tramway is a low cost way to grab some nice ariel photos of the Upper East Side, Downtown Manhattan and Queens.
Price of admission is a swipe of a New York City MTA Metrocard. Similar to the Staten Island Ferry, once you arrive you must exit before taking the tram back to Manhattan. However, I would recommend you spend a little time on Roosevelt Island. The island has busses to get around but is also easily walked. Visitors can also bring their bikes on the tram for a quick ride around the island as well.
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