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Friday August 22nd 2014, 9:50 pm
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(Jul 9) To kill some time before dinner with Preed, I finally returned to Roosevelt Island.

modern dinosaur
Out on Long Island, What is this scary thing?

awaiting a hotel no one wants
Destruction complete

its residents shipped off to a vastly suckier location
Over to Roosevelt Island, the shell of Coler-Goldwater Hospital

a total ghost town
Typical of work done by large contractors,

hurry up and do nothing
It’s the middle of the day, and no work in sight taking place

i saw a total of *one* vehicle behind the fence
This is why it’s going to take years,

what's the hurry, right?
Everything takes forever when you’re not actually doing anything.

cheaper than doing the right thing though
All this blocked off for the convenience of the construction that’s not taking place

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Sunday June 30th 2013, 11:56 pm
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(Jun 19) Roosevelt Island is about to get a large dose of change. It’s going to be change they won’t like one bit. It’s inevitable though. Underscoring this, it’s a Bruce Ratner project now, who will co-own the buildings, which come with free land, courtesy of the city. I can’t help but think the city is poor at selling itself to have to give so much away to those who will directly profit from this initiative. The idea that anyone has gotten a piece of Roosevelt Island free just seems scandalous.

the one and only subway stop
Arrival. Deep underground.

hello, manhattan
It is a beautiful place, with a view of the east side.

currently in working order
Aside from the subway, and a bridge to Astoria, the tram is the only other way on and off the island.

goldwater hospital
And then on the other side of the tram bridge… you’re there already.

catch it before it's gone forever
Now you see it… soon you won’t.

chrysler building
A familiar sight

renwick smallpox hospital
The old, and falling down

chisel me here
The new and unfinished

cause of the biggest traffic jams in manhattan
The UN-United Nations

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Thursday January 28th 2010, 2:29 am
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Back to the dentist, back to the city, and back to the place with no purpose.

cemetary
The dentist is about 100 feet from where I went to kindergarten.
That’s my old school on the other side of the cemetary.

east river
Pete wanted to go back to Central Park, so across the Queensboro Bridge we went.

queensboro bridge
I took no photos in the park this time.

ronkonkoma station
To and from this limbo I go.


Saturday August 22nd 2009, 10:55 pm
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(July 14) The rest of the trip to Williamsburg.

the river

subway on bridge
There’s a good view of the trains going across the bridge here.

water view skyline
The view of midtown

east river
The view toward Brooklyn

twilight empire state building
Twilight settles over Manhattan

williamsburg under the bridge
I love going to places with sidewalk seating

yes, i'm on it now

balloon loft
I’d love to have a place like this.

graffitti in progress
When I got back home, they were repainting this place


Saturday August 08th 2009, 10:30 pm
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(July 14) I decided to walk to Williamsburg over the bridge, at sunset.

delancey st.
I decided to start in Manhattan, so I took the subway to Delancey.

toward the williamsburg bridge
It puts you about a block from the bridge walkway.

the esb
A common sight on this site.

surrounding neighborhood
One of my favorite things about walking the bridges is the view of the neighborhoods.

across the river, toward billyburg
The view of Brooklyn in the distance.

the cage of boo!
Unfortunately, much of the view is defaced by this chicken coop.

spiral staircase
I wouldn’t mind taking photos from that staircase.

fdr drive
The Fucking Disaster Road Drive.

williamsburg bridge
Looking up at the bridge.



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