After a long wait...

November 30, 2010, The Roosevelt Island Tram Returns

David Stone
New Tram Lands on 2nd Avenue for the first time, 11/30/2010
New Tram Lands on 2nd Avenue for the first time, 11/30/2010
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

On a cool, cloudy November 30th, 2010, after a nine month halt in operations to overhaul and replace the breakdown plagued original Roosevelt Island Tram, the reopening brought live television, a crowd eager to board for the first ride and a ceremony so overblown it was comical. 

A band of children was assigned to play an heraldic theme as twin cabins, one packed with officials, simultaneously landed on Roosevelt Island.

See it and experience the first opening day ride by clicking below:

The Roosevelt Island Tram reopens.

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