Saturday, April 02, 2005
As part of a busy Purim last week, I read the Megilla at Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island. I found this plaque, tucked in a side room of the Jewish Chapel, particularly interesting. The island as a whole is an interesting place, loaded with history. And as Al Lewis once pointed out in a documentary about the "other islands" of New York, all the people overlooking the river on the East Side pay a fortune and get a view of Queens, while residents of the island pay much less and get an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.