Sounds like a good idea to us, and its cheaper than expanding the subway lines:
A top real estate executive from Brooklyn is proposing a high-speed sky gondola between the Brooklyn waterfront and Manhattan — a back-to-the-future form of mass transit that could ease congestion on ferries, subways and bridges.
The so-called East River Skyway would be comprised of high-speed aerial cable cars, moving New Yorkers to Manhattan in less than four minutes. The cars could accommodate more than 5,000 people per hour in both directions.
“(It) would be a relatively inexpensive and quickly deployable solution,” said Daniel Levy, president of East River Skyway and real estate website CityRealty. “It is essential to adapt New York City’s transportation system to serve residents in these booming areas.”
Levy came up with the idea for the skyway while on a ski trip, he told the Daily News. He estimates that it would cost between $75 million and $100 million to build, including the cost of the stations — far less than a new or expanded subway line.
Head over to East River Skyway to see the potential routes.