Janelle and I explored Roosevelt Island this afternoon. This was a mistake.
Don’t let those pictures fool you. Those pretty much capture the highlights of about two hours. The rest was a really depressing park, a suspicious number of birthday parties, general dilapidation and way too many buses for a tiny island.
On the plus side, the tram to get there (see above photo taken from a terrifying height) was neat, and there was a neat old (like 1800s old) mental institution and a sweet lighthouse I was determined to climb. Alas, once we finally got to it, it was gated off.
At least the weather was nice and we had a lot of things to make fun of. We honestly could not figure out why people live there. If you know, please share.
Roosevelt Island: 3/10, do not recommend.