Cool stuff: The 92nd Street Y/ Makor has a Roosevelt Island Hike this Sunday. As per the 92nd Street Blog, Roosevelt Island is more than just the decaying old hospital, the Island once had the "city’s main prison, a smallpox hospital, a disease research laboratory, an insane asylum, a fort and a lighthouse." There are some new development planned for Roosevelt Island (great midtown views!) but the movie Dark Water took the depressing approach to living there.
The event is at 11AM Sunday, March 19; tickets are $25. You'll be taking the tram over; the tram was the last holdout in the MTA that still used tokens.
Photograph by Jake Dobkin