Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cable Car

This cable car goes from 3rd Avenue and 60th Street on the Upper East Side to the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. Although there are better and quicker ways to get to the island, this is probably the most scenic route.

So have you ever taken the scenic route to work?

17 comments:

Babzy said...

wow ! i didn't know there were cable cars in NY !! I think you could take great shot from above !

Olivier said...

vue impressionnante. j'aime beaucoup faire une petite visite sur Roosevelt Island
Great views. I love getting a little visit to Roosevelt Island

valeria said...

It's so impressive, I had no idea there was a cable car there, it must be beautiful!
Oh yes, I surely have... back in Argentario, Tuscany, my drive to work was absolutely stunning and every morning I really enjoyed driving, listening to the radio...

Paz said...

I passed by this, the other day in a car, and wanted to take a photo but we passed by so quickly, before I could even pull out my camera.

Perfect shot!

Paz (who was once stuck on the tram before)

Shammickite said...

I had no idea there was a cable car anywhere in NYC, how exciting!
The scenic route? When I went to work, I had 2 choices of route.... the highway or the country roads. I chose the country roads. And sometimes the country roads were faster than the highway which would be jammed with cars if there was an accident or bad weather.

Katie cat said...

Cool! I work up the block from there. Have never been out to Roosevelt Island, but might take the scenic trip one day just for fun and some photo opps.

Daryl said...

Every morning when I ride the M104 vs the Broadway IRT 1 or 9 ...

Virginia said...

Me too. I' m clueless about cable cars in NYC. Are they for tourists or is that public trans. for some? I have no idea here. Enlighten us mighty Ming.
V

marley said...

I must do this next time I visit NYC!

Anonymous said...

On my NYC visit in spring, 2007, I took the cable car across to the island. Great views, interesting trip and on the other side a bus will take you all around the island and back to the cable car. Wonderful park areas with benches to stare out at the water and the skyline. I recommend it.

Doris

Hilda said...

Oh how wonderful! I wish we had something like this!

teahouse said...

I used to ride that car a lot to play tennis on Roosevelt Island. It passes creepily close to some high-rise apartments. I'd hate to live in them and have people going by on the cable car every 20 minutes looking into my window!

RI 360 said...

It's how many of us commute to work and school every day from Roosevelt Island.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/realestate/15comm.html

http://rooseveltisland360.blogspot.com/

Meg in Nelson said...

In New York City? Well, I never imagined!!

Gecko said...

What a way to get to work every morning! hehe!

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I gotta ride that one of these days!

Petal said...

Great blog. I have written about the cable car too, check it out:
http://unique-travel-experiences.blogspot.com