(GMT)09 MAR 2017 COLT333:
Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram
For the price of a subway train ticket you can get some of the best views of the city. It's a short ride, but the views of Manhattan are great. It's a regular fare on your Metro Card - no special tickets needed!
This is a wonderful and unique opportunity to see the East River and the surrounds of Roosevelt Island. Quick ride and pretty views around sunset and night time. The tram ride takes approximately 5 minutes and with views all around is definitely worth a trip.
NYC treats this as if it's just another bus ride. It's run by MTA, The Island is mostly residential now, it's largely used as a commuting bus by local residents but it's an unique tourist attraction!