As my departure from New York City gets closer (yeah, yeah, June isn’t that far away!), I’ve started to find more and more things about the big city that I either already love and will miss, or need to find time to do in order to love and miss. Last night, while coming back from a holiday party with Shannon and another couple, we all caught glimpse of the Roosevelt Island Tram, all lit up for the holidays and calmly gliding across the East River. Seeing it, I decided that a round-trip ride on the gondola has to be elevated to the top of the need-to-do list; lucky for me, Shannon agrees, as did our friends, and it’s in the on-deck circle for the new year.


Funny you mention that; I was just in town this weekend to see my brother and my dad, and that’s exactly what we did. Sunday afternoon was a perfect day and we all agreed to take the gondola. Roosevelt Island doesn’t have a lot to offer (other than a great view of the city) but the experience of riding on that funny tram is worth far more than the $3.00 r/t they charge.

Enjoy! Have a great New Year’s Eve!

• Posted by: Steve Riden on Dec 24, 2002, 11:44 AM

Only rode it once, during the day. Sure isn’t much on the island (and now that there’s train service, it’s not even special anymore … but isn’t that the deepest station in the city?) Haven’t they done anything with the mental hospital YET? There was talk of a spectacularly imaginative mixed-use redevelopment 15 years ago.

• Posted by: Dan Hartung on Dec 25, 2002, 3:25 AM
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