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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Visit Roosevelt Island With Awesome 360 Degree Panoramic View From Google Maps - Pretty Neat!

Roosevelt Island's Southpoint and Lighthouse Park are not among the finalist's from last month's online poll seeking places for Google's Street View Trike to visit but New York's Central Park and Bronx Zoo made the final cut.

No need for Roosevelt Island residents to despair and feel our perpetual annoyance at being ignored or slighted by the outside world because Google Maps has taken some great 360 degree panoramic images of our little Island.

Starting at the Roosevelt Island Tram Station


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and continuing through Southtown's Riverwalk development with the East River and Manhattan Skyline in view


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heading past the F train subway station, Duane Reade, Starbucks and towards Main Street.


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Continuing on Main Street waving good-bye to the Trellis Diner, the landmarked Good Shepherd Community Center and what passes for Roosevelt Island retail shops


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Passing Main Street's Motorgate Garage, Gristedes and view of Manhattan Park.


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Also, Manhattan Park from River Road.


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Finally, the Octagon Luxury rental building/former Lunatic Asylum as well as great waterfront views


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It's too bad though that Southpoint and Lighthouse Park did not get the Google Map View but here's a great panoramic view from Southpoint Park and another from Lighthouse Park. Better enjoy the waterfront views from Southpoint Park now because they may soon be gone forever if the proposed Kahn/FDR Memorial Boondoggle ever gets built. Let's hope this project never gets started!

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