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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Roosevelt Island Is Part Of Manhattan Says The NY Times - Then It Must Be True

Image of Roosevelt Island's Main Street from Bridge & Tunnel Club

A reader points out a letter from the NY Times Metropolitan Diary feature yesterday which repeats the false notion that Manhattan has no Main Street. Happily, the NY Times editor correctly points out that Manhattan does indeed have a Main Street and that it is on Roosevelt Island which is part of Manhattan. According to the NY Times:
... In fact, Roosevelt Island, which is part of the borough of Manhattan, has a Main Street....
Now, if only the cab drivers believed that Roosevelt Island is part of Manhattan it would be much easier getting them to take fares here.

More on Roosevelt Island and other New York City Main Streets here.

Roosevelt Island 360 also noticed the Metropolitan Diary letter.


Anonymous said...

Some of the subway conductors do not know this fact either. It happened more than once that the passengers were told that the 63rd/Lex station will be the last stop in Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to convince a cab driver that he's going to another part of Manhattan when he has to drive into Queens to get here.

Anonymous said...

Home Depot's free Manhattan delivery policy does not recognize our status exactly for that reason.

Anonymous said...

Not just home depot. Pretty much every store that has a free Manhattan delivery procedure. We were lucky with one furniture store, though. The sales person determined the shipping costs by just looking at the telephone number. Since we have a 212 number we were not charged in the store. I think in the day of the delivery we were phone up and said that they made a mistake and we have to pay up for the delivery. We complained and they waived the fee. It's like crossing two bridges is such a big deal. The boundaries for free delivery are pretty much arbitrary anyway.

Anonymous said...

Inspect away Congestion! The city should toughen inspections for medical, psychiatric and vehicle reasons to cut down the number of congestion. This way, we will also get the voters against congestion pricing, who live in Bayside and Staten Island, to move away. Free health care means psychiatric care for all those angry talk radio white males!