A Gondola From Brooklyn To Manhattan Might Be Expensive And Impractical, But We WANT IT

“A lot of cities around the world have started implementing these because the technology for gondolas has changed substantially in the last 15 years,”

By Christopher Mathias - Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com
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A new plan would have New York City commuters riding high between Brooklyn and Manhattan, instead of sweating it out in cramped subways underground.

Daniel Levy, the president of New York-focused real estate search engine City Realty, wants the Big Apple to build a multi-million dollar, high-speed gondola that would connect various points in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

Levy argues that the already cramped trains between Manhattan and the quickly developing neighborhoods on the East River waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens are only going to get more crowded, and that building a whole new subway line would be prohibitively expensive. In a proposal called the East River Skyway, Levy describes a gondola system in three phases, the first of which would connect the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Williamsburg to Manhattan’s Lower East Side:

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The next phase links Brooklyn’s Greenpoint to Queens’ Long Island City to Roosevelt Island to midtown Manhattan near the United Nations:

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The third phase connects the Brooklyn Navy Yard to DUMBO to Manhattan’s South Street Seaport:

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