Dan Dickinson let us know some interesting news from the world of anime. An upcoming Japanese anime series, RED GARDEN, will be set on Roosevelt Island. Apparently it's about kids who go to a high school on Roosevelt Island - and we guess hijinks will occur (we have a very poor understanding of Katakana - if someone who knows Japanese better wants to translate, we'd love that) - maybe they will involve stuck trams. As far as we knew, there is no real high school on Roosevelt Island - just PS/IS 217 which goes through the 8th grade (Roosevelt Island high schoolers go to Manhattan or Queens).
Anyway, the concept drawings are pretty cool - we can't wait to see how the actual animation looks!
And Dark Water, the Roosevelt Island horror film, was based on a Japanese film - maybe that's a connection to Red Garden?