A Visitor's Love Letter To Roosevelt Island, What A Gem She Says- Hopes To Become A New Resident This Summer
It's interesting to learn how those unfamiliar or new to Roosevelt Island perceive life on our little Island. Here's a message I received yesterday from Haley H:
Hello there!Glad Haley has not had the Dark Water experience.
I have to tell you that over the process of about a week I have become infatuated with Roosevelt Island! I am currently a graduate student living in the East Village of Manhattan, and though I love the city and don't want to leave, I also love being by the water and having space that feels a lot like a community and isn't constantly crowded. Since my lease is up this summer on my apartment I have been looking for a new place and I decided to look into what Roosevelt Island was like because I hadn't heard much about it. It started with an internet search, and then more internet research, and then yesterday after work I just had to take a look and see the island for myself. I traveled by F and I have to tell you as soon as I surfaced on the island I knew it was some place I want to spend my time! I felt like I had time warped into Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. I spent the evening walking the perimeter of the island and walking through to check out what was available. As I read more of your blog over the past week I feel like there is a big community feel that goes along with the feeling of pure joy I felt as I stepped onto the island. I've seen so much about the history of the island and the misconceptions and judgments many still hold against it, but I have to say that I know I was only there for a few hours but I truly haven't felt that happy since my first day in Manhattan. Roosevelt Island is the best of both worlds!
Thank you for all the informative posts :)
Hope to see you on Roosevelt Island this summer Haley!