While in New York City I lived on a narrow strip of land in the East River called Roosevelt Island. It’s an interesting part of the city, a quiet neighborhood completely unknown to outsiders and mysterious even to most New Yorkers. Our defining image is the red cable car that connects us to Manhattan, but those of us who live here take great pride in its peaceful environment — a common expression among Roosevelt Islanders is, “Don’t tell anyone we’re here!”
One of the best parts of living on the island is the striking view of Manhattan. It is picture-perfect in any season, shown here by photos I took from my window throughout a year's time.