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This week we decided to venture off our well-worn route up and down Manhattan and Brooklyn, our main focus over the last few weeks. Our friend Rease was in town for a couple of days and we took her to Roosevelt Island, a little sliver of an island between Queens and Manhattan in the East River. Even though the island is close to the Upper East Side, tourists don’t seem to make their way over to the island very often and while you can take the F train to get there, the way to arrive in style is by taking the aerial tram which leaves from Manhattan’s busy Lexington Avenue and offers magnificent vistas over Manhattan’s bustling streets, iconic skyscrapers and the East River. When our cable car made its way up into the air, we realized that getting up off the ground to see the streets filled with cars and yellow cabs from above is just the best way to take in Manhattan!