The Roosevelt Island Tram left a bad taste in the mouths of New Yorkers, but Dale says that a gondola could actually work -- particularly if it stretched all the way to Newark Airport.
"The current experience of getting from Newark Liberty to Lower Manhattan is an infuriating and expensive odyssey of subways, transfers, commuter rails and people movers. Delays and missed transfers are constant. An urban gondola cable trip from Brooklyn to Newark would take around 45 minutes and would certainly be a more pleasant ride. Constructing and implementing such a link would be challenging, but it is technologically and economically feasible."