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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Morning Commute, from Roosevelt Island

60th and 2nd Ave, nyc
Photo by myself around 60th Street and 2nd Avenue, on the Upper East Side.

On Wednesday morning, I was on the Upper East Side near the Queensborough Bridge. The tram was coming over from Roosevelt Island, filled to the hilt with passengers.

Roosevelt Island is a sliver of land in the East River. There are hospitals, apartment buildings, stores and schools there. One way to commute to and fro is the tram, the other is the subway. Cars are allowed access as well.

As you can see, the sun was out and it was very hot and humid. I had a routine doctor's appointment, then did a little grocery shopping. All the time, the 9/11 remembrance ceremony was being conducted in the background.

Everyone was tuned into the ceremony. Even if you weren't actively watching, you were probably thinking about it.

Related posts: The View from Roosevelt Island, The View from Downstream, and The Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, at Sunset.


Olivier said...

j'adore cette île (vu imprenable sur Manhattan) et prendre le telepherique.

s.c said...

Funny way of transporting a lot of people. It goes of course over water and must be much cheaper than a tunnel or a bridge but has a very limited load capacity. Only people folks. Didn't know that NY had a system like this. Thanks for showing Kitty.

biebkriebels said...

A very nice picture, I have never seen this transport in NY. Clever idea.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The island has always intrigued me Kitty, great image by the way!
I would imagine most of the world was was thinking of NYC on the 11th.