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quadratdackel
05-27-2006, 12:26 AM
The "Little Apple", a skinny little island in the East River between Mahhattan and Queens, accessible by among other things, the tram. I'd love for the area around Parcel 25 (http://architecturalboston.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=50) in the Mission Hill flats to look like this, except with good integration with the rest of the city instead of the river views.

Token tram cam shot leaving Manhattan:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0177.jpg

RI over East River, Manhattan side:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0187.jpg

RI over East River, Queens side:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0189.jpg

Wilkommen! RI is very international, being near the UN HQ and housing many of its workers.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0221.jpg

A community bulletin board, something I don't see often in skyscraper land:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0219.jpg

Main street. RI is largely car-free.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0215.jpg

An open air theatre outside a big apartment building. This seems like a soap box moment waiting to happen.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0214.jpg

The building above the theatre:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0206.jpg

In a world without cars, density and nature can coexist:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0208.jpg

They must be publishing books here, because this is one very random house [/crap humor]:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f183/sethbaum/PICT0202.jpg

vanshnookenraggen
05-27-2006, 11:24 AM
This place is a good idea...but wait, all the stores went out.

Roosevelt Island is the most bizzar place in all of New York City. There really is no reason to go there if you don't live there and the place is rather depressing if you ask me.

Patrick
05-27-2006, 11:54 AM
random house lol.

nice pix.

quadratdackel
05-27-2006, 02:43 PM
Roosevelt Island is the most bizzar place in all of New York City. There really is no reason to go there if you don't live there and the place is rather depressing if you ask me.
I think the strangest place in NYC is Broad Channel (http://www.forgotten-ny.com/YOU'D%20NEVER%20BELIEVE/Broad%20Channel/channel.html):
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/YOU'D%20NEVER%20BELIEVE/Broad%20Channel/bchanel5.jpg
You are right about RI being kinda desolate and certainly no reason to go except to live there or (in my case) out of curiosity. This gives me pause when I think the Mission Flats area should get built like RI, but I think RI's desolate because of its geographical isolation, not because of its architectural style. I did see lots of kids playing there, so it probably does succeed as a good place to raise a family.