Monday, August 31, 2009

Ruby Tuesday



Another Ruby Tuesday!

Yesterday we visited Roosevelt Island for the first time in our lives and we've lived in New York City ALL our lives!



Roosevelt Island Trash Can


Roosevelt Island Bus

Roosevelt Island, formerly known as Welfare Island (from 1921 to 1973), and before that Blackwell's Island, is a narrow island in the East River of New York City. It lies between the island of Manhattan to its west and the borough of Queens to its east. Running from Manhattan's East 46th to East 85th streets, it is about two miles long, with a maximum width of 800 feet, and a total area of 147 acres. The island is part of the Borough of Manhattan and New York County. Together with Mill Rock Island, Roosevelt Island constitutes New York County's Census Tract 238, which has a land area of 0.279 sq mi. and had a population of 9,520 in 2000 according to the US Census.

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We went to Roosevelt Island to see the Blackwell Island Light which sits at the Northernmost end of the island.



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73 comments:

toby said...

Wow - first! How exciting! I LOVE that trash can - I wish mine was that clean and sparkly :)

Robin said...

Very vibrant reds indeed. I've always thought that Roosevelt Island would be a great place to live.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Funny how you can live somewhere for a long, long time (you ARE at least 21, aren't you, Mary?) and not see all there is to see.

Impossible to miss that trash can...or the bus. ;-)

Rona Michelson said...

I love both the trash can and the bus. They are wonderful. Great pictures! Red is so vibrant and happy!

Bond said...

played some softball there back in the day...

Felisol said...

I admire your vibrant and shining red colors in all your pictures, and the knife-sharp takings.
I guess I envy you, just a little.
Most I get inspired and intrigued by all the interesting details and the grader view in the pictures you share.
Have a great Ruby Tuesday.
From Felisol

Thom said...

I love that rubbish bin and the bus is awesome too. Have a great RT. Wonderful photos :)

Norm said...

what a bright color of trash can and bus, so red perfect for Ruby Tuesday..

Patti said...

Interesting post, Mary. I had heard of Roosevelt Island but knew nothing about it.
You certainly found some nice bright reds there!

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Carletta said...

Hi Mary,
The trash can and bus are vibrant reds!
I love the lighthouse! Looks like the makings of another postcard. :)

I'm glad to be back this week with grandbaby pics.

Carletta said...

So sorry Mary. :(
I forgot to change my link. If you can please delete the wrong one.

Carolyn Ford said...

Your red is certainly red! Wow! Fun post!

Ralph said...

Much like the navigational aide under the GWB, I had not even considered a light in the East River! Roosevelt Island must be a treat, although I'd hate to stuck on the tram like a few years ago...a nice place, of the City but not necessarily in the city

Mojo said...

By NYC standards, I guess that's downright sparse population density.

There are places I've never been in my hometown despite living here for most of the last ahemcoughflurtmyty years and it's nowhere close to the size of NYC. So don't feel too bad.

Pretty cool little sandbar you have there!

Ladynred said...

I love that trash can and the bus. Very bright color easy to find!

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nicely done Mary. Happy RT.

Greyscale Territory said...

Some interesting, bright reds on Roosevelt Island! A very artistically shaped trash can and for some reason, I always find red buses are quite magical!

Auntie E said...

What a nice light house, I will have to make a trip to see it next time I am in NYC. Happy Ruby Tuesday. thanks for the New Post card. I Love it!

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

Well, it looks like they love red on Roosevelt Island! Sounds like my kind of place!!

bj said...

I've never seen such a cute red trash can!!

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

Look at all those beautiful reads. Nothing looks as good on my computer screen. I haven't joined your party yet ~ I don't think so make sure I did everything correctly and let me know if there is any problem.

~Just me again~ said...

Very nice rubies. I love the trash can!

SandyCarlson said...

I'm loving that red, Mary! Beautiful, clean, and lovely.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Red as red gets. Have a great week!

Dimple said...

Interesting post. I know what it is to live close to something and not actually go to see it-we lived within a 2 hour drive of Yosemite National Park for my whole childhood but we never went there until I was a teenager.

boliyou said...

I love the bus!

storyteller said...

Kewl RUBY trash can and public transport too. I don't think I've been to this island on any of my visits to New York, but your last view is lovely ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Becky and Gary said...

Marvelour reds Mary. Love them!
B.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh red is such a fabulous color - whatever shade! It can be soothing, vibrant and romantic all at the same time.
Happy Twirls

napaboaniya said...

hahahaha~ I'm laughing at what Toby had written :P

I once heard, in certain places in China. The cleanest place to look at is probably the trash can around city area!! *lol*

Marites said...

I like the trash can..so vibrant color! Roosevelt Island sounds like a nice place to visit. My RT is up now:)

Dora said...

Very auspicious colour! Happy RT. :D

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Connie said...

That is a nice red trash container.

moosh said...

Isn't interesting how when we are on vacation we go to all the sights, but negelect what is in our own backyard. At least I do. HRT

Melli said...

Oh, the bus is wonderful - but I LOOOOOOOOVE that trash bin! I don't know why... LOL! It's just a happy trash bin!

Tink *~*~* said...

Wow there's some VERY vivid red on Roosevelt Island! I don't think I've ever been there, and I was born and raised in NYC...

Tink *~*~*
Sticky Mickey °o°

Mary said...

Did you ride the big ruby red tram over?? I love Roosevelt Island, so many cool things to photograph!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

nothing like a nice brightly painted trash can to shine up a park or sidewalk.

JunieRose2005 said...

WOW!!


Love your Reds, Mary!

(Reds make me happy!! ;) )

I have something pretty in red this time!


Junie

Becca said...

Great pictures...what bright colors! I really want to visit New York again one day...there is so much to do there! Thanks for providing this great meme for us...I am playing for the first time this week.

Phoenix said...

What a fun time you must have had, it looks very exciting! I love the photos! :)

Gattina said...

Very interesting ! and it looks beautiful. Never heard of it either. I discover my own town when we have guests from abroad !

Terry said...

hi mary...i just love this picture of the red garbage pail.
when we were in calgary, we saw at a red bus stop, a red garbage pail and a red metal bench...it looked so neat but i still have to find it in the thousands of pictures that i took....oh it is such a big job
i stole some of benie's phone pictures for my ruby tuesday.
have a great day tomorrow...love terry

life's journey said...

The trash can is pretty like the color...Mine is ready also.

Mar said...

The trash can looks great! (and oh, so red!) Nice tour :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday!

luna miranda said...

gorgeous reds...especially the trash can.:P

Quilly Unshuttered said...

Now that's some wonderful red! You've just added something else to my list of places I want to visit!

4 Lettre Words said...

Love those captures!

P.S. This is my first time to play along!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wish our city would take pride in how it 'looks'....I love the red trash bin. No, really, I do.

My Ruby T is posted. It's all about turtles today. Have a great week ahead.

marian said...

Fab pics, Mary..wonderful memories of my first time visit to NY in May this year...what an AMAZING city!!! BTW i'm a newbie to RT and lovin' it! cheers, Marian from downunder :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm struck by how neat and clean everything is. As well as red!
BB

Euroangel said...

very red..beautiful! finally joined this wonderful meme..

http://www.rubybenz.com/2009/09/ruby-tuesday-1-lovely-roses.html

Pamela K H said...

Brilliant red colors on the trash can and bus. Great history lesson too. Thanks.
I submitted my first Ruby Tuesday post today. I hope you stop by and leave a comment. Til next Tuesday,
Happy Gardening!

Peggy said...

I tried something new - I posted early and scheduled it. Whenever blogger posts it, I'm there with my museum reds.

Linnea W said...

Love the bright red trash can....can't miss that!

Stephanie V said...

It's amazing how much neat stuff we miss in our very own cities. Nice to play tourist sometimes. I love the red trash container - so shiny.

Jew Wishes said...

What fantastic RT photos! The red is vivid and really gets our attention. How beautiful!

JonJon said...

Owh I love to see the color of the bus! Bright red. So attractive. Thanks for sharing!

Heidi said...

Holy Crap! that's a lot of people to cram into that size of an area!
Love the trash can picture. It's such a vibrant red.
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Askew To You said...

That was the fanciest garbage can I've ever seen in my life. :) That must have been a very interesting place to visit. All the history.

Regina said...

Great place and shots.
I miss being here.
Regards.
Regina

Jamie said...

Now I'm truly curious. Where do those 9,000 + people live?

Annie said...

Your photos so make me what to hop on a plane and fly to NYC. So much to see.

Janis said...

When I lived in Manhattan for Grad school I never visited Roosevelt Is. I also have never been to the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty. Nice shots!

tilden said...

i wonder what its like to live on an 800ft wide island!
great photos!

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Mary, your choices for ruby Tuesday are perfect!!!mine is ready.

Mimi said...

Mary, that is the prettiest thrash can I've ever seen.
The bus is lovely too -they like their red, don't they?

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

I love your photos... The bus is really a great shade of red.

The Cunning Runt said...

That is SO cool! So different from my hill-town environs, exotic yet oddly familiar.

Your Blackwell Island Light evokes my St. Luke's Stone Church in its simplicity and integrity!

EastCoastLife said...

That trash can is so cool! Does one have to pay when boarding the island bus?

Euroangel said...

My Blog Connections is joining for the first time!! would surely love this meme! great pix!

amanda said...

Boy you couldn't miss that bus if you tried it is Bright! And of course you found a lighthouse, very interesting looking Mary did you get to go inside? Have a great day!

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