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August 16, 2018

Traveling via ferry is to experience New York City in all its glory. We get to observe from a distance, see the relationships of neighborhoods and boroughs to each other. We get to see that we are islands and shorelines connected by bridges, we are seagulls and barges and marshlands and old gantries and fishing piers. While we are a throbbing metropolis, we can also be stripped down to something more basic, more elemental, to something as natural and...

July 23, 2018

Itching to get off the Island, but not looking forward to taking a hot, sticky subway ride just to stand on line with tourists? We hear you. 

Whether you’re looking to entertain kids, spend some time on the water, or want to soak up some culture, Astoria’s waterfront has much to offer—and most of it won’t cost you a dime. The NYC Ferry ride from Roosevelt Island to Astoria takes only eight minutes and makes for a fun day trip. The Astoria ferry st...

March 11, 2018

Years ago, while studying biology in South Korea, Soogil Lim happened upon a sign outside a restaurant that read, “Make People Happy.” The simple command sparked a journey that would eventually lead Lim to culinary school in the US and through some of the most respected kitchens in New York City. 

In January, those many years of hard work and training at last paid off when Lim, a Roosevelt Island resident since 2010, opened his namesake restaurant, Soo...

December 1, 2017

With musical apples, edible slime, and 3-D printed s’mores, Sue’s Tech Kitchen isn’t your typical culinary outing with the kids. 

The temporary, interactive exhibit, located in Cornell Tech’s Bridge building on Roosevelt Island, is a kid-friendly celebration of all things geeky. It’s open only through January 1 and then, presumably, will vanish in a puff of liquid nitrogen smoke.

A 3D printers prints a chocolate design for s’mores. It can also print a h...

October 5, 2017

Uncrowded streets. Lazy strolls along the promenade. Expansive views of New York’s cityscape. Ahhhhhh – the beauty and splendor of Island living. And yet (insert heavy sigh) . . . where to eat? This is a daily dilemma facing those of us who call Roosevelt Island our home. And for those of us new to the Island, including myself (as of December), figuring out what to do when your stomach starts growling can be a downright traumatic experience. There are...

September 2, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or on one, as is the case for Roosevelt Islanders – you’ve probably noticed that the Queens beer scene is growing. From tiny micro breweries to hip neighborhood joints, there are some serious hops to try across the river in Long Island City. And with the Island’s new ferry terminal opening in just a few days, some of the best local brews will soon be mere minutes away.

Because we are always willing to accept a c...

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