New Roosevelt Island Resident George Gurley wrote an article titled “On the Tram” appearing in the September 10, 2007 edition of the New York Observer. The above artwork accompanied the article.
I enjoyed the article especially the following excerpts:
“Bet this is my 43rd Tram ride and it still feels like a roller coaster. Still confident we’d survive if the cable snapped. Jump up in the air right before it hits the water, hold my breath, swim right through the broken glass, save a couple people, get called a hero in The Post.”
“So friendly and irony-free. No hipsters. Overheard some people on the Tram the other day laughing about Seinfeld. “Remember the one where Elaine was doing that dance”—like that would happen in the East Village. Guy was singing along earnestly to a Beatles song in the deli—like that would happen in Brooklyn. Only one deli on Roosevelt Island. One bar. One liquor store. One restaurant. One grocery store. There’s a Duane Reade opening up!”
“Taxis go to Roosevelt Island but they don’t leave.”
Check it out as it’s quite fun.