Wednesday, February 13, 2008

One-Millionth as Picturesque ?

This Sunday’s New York Times Travel Section, February 17, 2008, is running a story about island hopping right here in New York City. The island’s visited include: City Island, Randall’s Island, Governor’s Island, Broad Channel and our own Roosevelt Island.

Pretty much all basic stuff about each location. I am doubting Roosevelt Island residents are going to up be up in arms about the comparison between our local scenery and that of the other islands featured but who knows I may be underestimating our civic pride. They do compliment the views looking off the island. The statement was:

“It’s only about one one-millionth as picturesque as City Island or Broad Channel, but the views of Manhattan (and the proximity to it) make up for that.”

One-millionth? How are they measuring that? Oh well. We like it here. That’s all that counts.

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