Four Freedoms Park, is a beautiful modernist tribute to FDR with great views of Manhattan (specifically Midtown, the Upper East Side with the UN and Chrysler Buildings visible) - However, what was even more enjoyable than the stark beauty of the park, was the Tram Ride over the East River followed by the Cherry Tree lined walk from the station to the park. The tram departs from Manhattan at 2nd Ave and 60th Street E and is easily accessible by a short walk after taking the subway to LexingtonAve/59th Street Station. The ride will cost your MetroCard the standard $2.50 each way, but thankfully you'll have a transfer credit on your card to use when you return to the subway station. The Tram carry's you aloft about 20 stories on its journey, which takes 5 to 6 minutes... half that time is spent gliding amongst tall buildings far above the streets below (amazing views in all 4 directions, savour it). After the departing the station, head west and walk along the East River to enjoy the views of the city, and... if you're there in Spring (late April) you'll be treated to about half a mile of blooming Cherry Trees, GO EARLY TO BEAT THE CROWDS.
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