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NYC Five Boro Tours

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Roosevelt Island and northwest Midtown

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EXPLORE THE NORTHWEST PART OF MIDTOWN, VIEWING IMPORTANT LANDMARKS ON MADISON AVENUE , THEN HEAD OVER TO ROOSEVELT ISLAND ON THE TRAM FOR SOME GREAT SKYLINE VIEWS ...

 


Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) and its growth over the years

SONY Tower

IBM Building (590 Madison Ave.)

Fifth Avenue upscale retail important stops - Trump Tower, Tiffany's

432 Park Ave. - the nation's tallest residential building

Central Synagogue

Bloomingdale's and the surrounding retail district (Serendipity, Dylan's)

Tram ride to Roosevelt Island:

  • Why does the tram exist in the first place?
  • History - Blackwell's Island, Welfare Island - hospitals, prisons, asylums
  • Great views of Midtown and Upper East Side skylines
  • FDR Four Freedoms Park
  • Smallpox Hospital ruins
  • Journalist Nelly Bly
  • North Point Lighthouse
  • The "Octagon"

 

NOTE: On this walk please bring a METROCARD, either an unlimited ride pass or with at least 2 fares for the Tram.    Visit a restaurant on your own upon return on 2nd or 3rd Avenues.

 

 

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Google maps - approximate route ...

 

 

 

 

 

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