Thanks to our friend Jessica, a resident of remarkable Roosevelt Island, Jeanne and I enjoyed riding The Roosevelt Tramway located just north of the Queens Mid-Town Bridge, aka the 59th Street Bridge, aka the Ed Koch Bridge. This Post contains nine random images from this past Saturday.
As usual, thanks for viewing, and comments are always welcome M 🙂
14 thoughts on “Roosevelt Island Tramway – New York City”
Love them all! I assume you had a wonderful time!
Yes, it was a wonderful evening, and enlightening experience to see Jessica’s lifestyle, living in the midst of one of the world’s most energetic and fascinating places. Thanks for the comment. M 🙂
Great pictures! You timed your ride perfectly with the sunset.
Thanks. I liked the transitional period of daylight thru twilight, bringing out the soft afterglow joined by the stiunning city lights.
Neat shots, it reminds me of the movie Night Hawks. 🙂
I’ll have to look for that. thanks for the comment. M 🙂
Stallone, Rutger Hauer, great movie for the 80’s 🙂
I watched it last night…. I’m gald I didn’t see it before going on the tram! But yes, you were right on with the similaruity between (particularly) first photo above and the movie. I actually am pretty sure I saw the film way back then…1981?? And that scene with the poor dead woman being thrown from the tram! Whooo! (SO many changes in 35 years, – the people, the lack of buildings on RI, and culture… and disco!!! ) Thanks for the comments, Ed.
This was a drive down memory lane. Had to show my boy these wonderful shots of Mom’s old stomping grounds. Funny that I crossed that bridge a million times and saw the tram but never rode it. Husband asks if it is pricey. No, right?
$2.75, one way with free bus and subway transfers . Kids under 44″, free! It certainly is a bargain considering the view. Marty 🙂
Not much for city living, but have to admit the setting offers great photo opportunities.
Indeed. Thanks as usual for the comment. M 🙂
What a fantastic Tramway …. love the first shot looking back. Wes
Thanks. It is a great ride, but in reality this is primarily a commuter service, each car having a capacity of 110 people.