After much debate with your cousins , you decided that the next stop on your 30 Plus Teams Tour of New York City is going to be Roosevelt Island .
You saw it as you all were on the Edward Koch 5th Street Bridge .
This bridge separates the boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.
The three of you are actually going to step foot on this island that sits on the East River between Manhattan and Queens .
This island is considered part of Manhattan .
You’re thinking that since it sits in the middle of a river , you should all dress warmly.
There are two ways to get to the island .
One of which is to take the Roosevelt Island tram, which the three of you can see flying high above you when you all were in the city .
The other way is by taking the F train , which does stop on Roosevelt Island .
Guess which one the three of you are going to take?
That’s right , you took the subway .
While the subway ride didn’t take long from your hotel, it seemed as though the elevator ride seemed to take forever .
There was a reason for that , though.
The Roosevelt Island train station is one of the deepest subway stations in the city .
It’s also below sea level .
When you finally get off the escalator and onto the street , you notice the red buses that say “Roosevelt Island ” all over them .
These buses take you all over the island , which gives you a clear view of the skyline of Manhattan across the river and the ride is only a quarter.
You can even see the buildings that make up the United Nations.
You really don’t want to see that much of the island because it really is cold, so the three of you grab some coffee from one of the food trucks and walk around to see what’s up .
The tram is coming in and the first thing you notice is that it’s bright red, just like the bus.
A ride on it looks exciting , but a tram going high up above the East River is out of the question , no matter how pretty it looks .
You can even use a New York City Metro Card to pay for your ride.
Nope, the three of you are just going to watch the citizens and other tourists of Roosevelt
Island get on the tram to the final stop, 59th Street and Second Avenue .
The three of you are going back to your hotel .
You’re taking the F train .