Sunday, May 27, 2012

nyc to do: roosevelt island.

yesterday was a muggy, humid, overcast day, & ben & i found ourselves
with some glorious free time in the afternoon. we decided to go exploring
& have a little adventure on roosevelt island. roosevelt island is right off
the coast of the upper east side & has quite an, uh, interesting past.

for most of its recent history, this tiny, tiny island has
been home to prisons, various insane asylums (which have
been burned down & rebuilt again several times - slightly creepy!)
 hospitals, & other morbid delights. now it serves as a quiet
haven away(ISH) from new york city....& we absolutely LOVED
it! we had a glorious walk around the entire
island, & there were at least 20 yards of green grass, which we
hardly ever see in the city. :) it was just a cute, quaint little
place, & so calming to get away from the noise of the city, even
if it was just across the river. we're totally planning on going back
for picnics, jogs, & bike rides. one of the best parts? taking the
sky tram over there - we had some absolutely amazing views!

vote for roosevelt island! it IS election year, after all.

1 comment:

  1. Photos are incredible! Makes me want to pack us up and move north :)



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