Wednesday, April 24, 2013

An Animated History of Roosevelt Island

Here's a neat video showing the history of Rosie Izzle (and its many name changes) since the 1600s. All in about a minute.

Brief History of Roosevelt Island from Joohee Marie on Vimeo.

It was produced by Joohee Marie, a student and resident of the island. Nice work.

I would have liked a mention of the vacuum-tube trash system (completed in 1976), but you can't have everything. (Hat tip: Roosevelt Islander blog.)