Sunday, July 15, 2012

Scenes From Roosevelt Island

This weekend we walked to Roosevelt Island's South Point Park for the first time. That's the undeveloped  and very quiet — area near the southern tip of the island. They haven't completed a long-planned FDR monument there, but the parts that are open are quite pretty.

There's the view of Midtown...


...the geese...


...the ruins of a smallpox hospital (supposedly, New York City's only landmarked ruins)...


...and lots and lots of flowers: shown here with the U.N. Building and the World Trump Tower in the background.


Not bad for a part of the city nobody has ever heard of.