Two pieces today about Roosevelt Island on the Columbia Spectator website.
The first is a slideshow of their trip to the Island and the second is an article titled "Hanging Out with the Gangs of New York on Roosevelt Island".
I will admit I did not read the complete article as much of it has been stated before. It was pointed out to me, within the comments here, that the last line in the article reads as follows:
"Roosevelt Island will forever be a place of exile, a state of mind far from New York, a barge sunken beside a city it will never be part of, waiting for the tugboat Charon to carry its castaways downriver to Fresh Kills."
The Island has been insulted too many times to count but this writer is trying a bit too hard that the insult just comes out sounding stupid and as the anonymous commenter states the writer is probably writing the piece for a grade. I did try to leave a comment but the Columbia Spectator website is conveniently not accepting comments at this time. Please try to let the writer know your feelings at a later point if you can. I intend to.