In response to yesterday's New York Times editorial that there isn't much to do on Roosevelt island the below letter was submitted and published today:
The View From Roosevelt I.
There’s more to Roosevelt Island than a tram ride to and fro.
There’s a quiet East River walk with spectacular views of Manhattan, highlighted by the United Nations and arresting river traffic.
A historic lighthouse opposite Gracie Mansion on the north end and preening cormorants on a rocky island on the south end. Traffic sounds are distant.
Occasionally there are lovers by the river railing. Seagulls seem tamer. And on a sunny morning Manhattan seems marvelously manageable.
Nov. 5, 2007
Thank you Robert! Why we did not write ourselves I cannot say but I am sure glad you did.