In an article posted yesterday on DC Metrocentric, writer Chris Loos posted the question whether their Roosevelt Island, currently federal park land, should be developed for residential housing? I am curious what readers of this blog have to offer as advice?
My personal opinion is that they should not give up the park space as it now stands. The pictures I have seen on Flickr show it to be a rare treasure in a City where most open land has XYZ national monuments etc. Except for the Teddy Roosevelt monument my understanding the space is baically untouched and accessible to the public.