Roosevelt Island Turns Pink
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I was on Roosevelt Island recently, and was absolutely blown away by the blooming trees on the south-west side of the island, opposite the entrance to the Coler-Goldwater hospital. I’ll let this picture speak for itself:
Really, really beautiful. The petals were falling off the trees and amassing in these huge piles.
They were also piling up on the grass around the dandelions:
And I have to give this curb credit for having the most attractive gutter waste in the city:
Definitely worth a look if you’re in the area. On a related note, if anyone is wondering about the smallpox hospital ruins, you’ll be glad to know that the recent stabilization project was in full swing when I was there, with crews erecting scaffolding that will hopefully save this beautiful relic from falling down.
New Yorkers who have never ventured outside of Manhattan have at least probably seen this lit up from the FDR-North. Non-New Yorkers may recognize it as the final battle location in the first Spider-man movie.
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