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NYC | Tram to Roosevelt Island

May 3, 2014

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Remember the trip to NYC we took back in January? Guess what, it’s baaack.

Our short getaway to NYC concluded with us pondering a place we had not visited before and was also relatively nearby. I had recently read about Roosevelt Island — most notably about the penitentiary/insane asylum/smallpox hospital (I think I may have been reading ghost stories again) — Β and when I found out that you could get there by a tram it was a done deal.

We waited on the freezing cold and windy platform for what seemed like ages. When the tram finally arrived, everyone pushed their way towards the front and back windows to get the best views, me being one of those people. It was worth the hassle though — the views were amazing. I had never seen this city from this point of view and it made me look at it in an entirely new way. New York City seemed simultaneously ancient and more futuristic than ever dangling high above the East River.

On the other side there was not much to do with such limited time although I would have loved to explore the island a bit more to check out the ruins of the smallpox hospital. We walked along the waterfront and marveled at the city from this vantage point, visited the tiny gift shop and bought a magnet, then got in line to get back on the tram back to Manhattan. Our visit to Roosevelt Island was short, but we had to make sure we had enough time to get back to our hotel, pick up our things, and most importantly get pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s for our trip back home.

more from this nyc trip:

A WEEKEND GETAWAY
THE PICTURES THAT WE DON’T TAKE
THE VIEW FROM THE LOWER EAST SIDE
EATING, SLEEPING, SUNSET-WATCHING, SHOPPING, + EATING SOME MORE ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE
BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONSΒ 
TIMES SQUARE AND GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
NYC // ROOSEVELT ISLAND
EATS: NYC

**Note to my 3-5 blog readers: I’m going to do my best in the next couple of weeks/months to *FINALLY* get to all the photos “I have been meaning to post” over the last — gulp — years. Whether or not this is feasible, I do not know, but I want to try and tackle these so that I can move on with my next cycle of procrastination. Bear with me and apologies in advance for the onslaught of outdated photos.

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