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Friday, June 21, 2013

Roosevelt Island Resident Remote Control Hobby Shop Manager Profiled In Today's NY Times - Do You Want To Take A Roosevelt Island Remote Controlled Air, Ground, or River Ride

Interesting article in the NY Times today about Roosevelt Island resident Bill Dickey.

According to the NY Times:
... Mr. Dickey, 35, is the manager of Pilotage Fun and Hobby, a Manhattan shop that sells remote-control versions of nearly everything.

Mr. Dickey’s enthusiasm is infectious. But when the shop opened in March 2012, it wasn’t immediately clear how warm a reception his products, more commonly associated with a previous generation’s suburban Saturday mornings on long driveways and deserted athletic fields, would find in Midtown.

“We’re adapted to the city,” Mr. Dickey, a Roosevelt Island resident, said. Hence the store’s focus on helicopters, which make the most of the limited footage (square and cubic) of city apartments. Planes, too, can be flown indoors. Mr. Dickey recommends lighter, highly maneuverable throw-launched craft that are gentle on walls and loved ones....
Click here for the entire NY Times article on Mr. Dickey.

So, are you ready to go out and buy your remote control vehicle for Roosevelt Island? What would it be, helicopter, plane, boat, truck or car?

Imagine one of these remote controlled copters

flying above Main Street or anywhere else on Roosevelt Island.