Not all neighborhoods fit all individuals. Two days ago one former Roosevelt Island resident, Michael Mulvey of the blog Daily Exhaust, expressed his relief in a post titled “Uptown Baby, Uptown Baby” about returning to Manhattan:
“Goodbye Roosevelt Island, hi Carnegie Hill.
I have to tell you, my wife and I feel great being back in civilization. We didn't realize how much we missed Manhattan. No more red bus, no more Tram. Do you understand how good it feels to take the 6 train straight to work with no transfers?”
Based on this text it would appear that it was more than transportation issues alone that fueled his gratitude for being off Roosevelt Island. Who knows but certainly in the coming years with the expected growth Mr. Mulvey will not be the only resident or former resident chafing at how to commute on and off Roosevelt Island.
It goes without saying that Main Street Roosevelt Island is not Madison or even Lexington Avenues but we do have our share of civilization. As for taking the 6 train over the Tram at least when I am sardined into the Tram I have a beautiful view.