To send Clay off (again) to China with his Sound of Music tour, Mauricio, Mavis, and I decided to celebrate with another trip to Roosevelt Island.
Our original plan was to meet at Columbus Circle at 1133, disguised in sunglasses and scarves, complete with password. However, to be more practical, this plan was modified to simply convene at the tramway at 3rd Avenue and 60th Street.
Clay, Mauricio, and I were coming from Morningside Heights. Mauricio instructed Clay and me to leave the apartment promptly at 1330, walk to the 125th Street station, and get on the first subway that comes, third car, middle door. Mauricio would leave the lab at 1330, walk to the 116th Street station, and wait for the subway at the middle door of the third car. (Strangely, this is typical for New York City.) Clay suggested that we could just walk to 116th Street and meet Mauricio there. “No, that’s too easy!” Mauricio replied.
Boarding the tram
The four of us rode the tramway over to the island. This time we were pros and had quarters ready to board the bus that took us up Main Street. As Main Street seemed to be the only street on Roosevelt Island, we mused that maybe it should just be called “Street.”
Clay appears sinisterly delighted that we’ve arrived.
We dined once again at Trelli’s. The restaurant features an absurdly expansive menu, featuring everything from sandwiches, burgers, and salads to pasta, chicken or fish entrees, and steak. We had…
- Mavis: Grilled chicken salad with roasted peppers.
- Clay: Quiche with side salad.
- Mauricio: Chicken topped with fruit and a couple sides.
- Jonathan: Philly cheese steak sandwich with onion rings.
We split some German chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert, along with coffee. Afterward we walked along the East River (not a river; actually a tidal strait) and admired the Manhattan skyline. (n.b., Roosevelt Island, though distinct from Manhattan Island, is part of the borough of Manhattan.)
Manhattan skyline with the Queensboro Bridge
Strange sculptures in the water
Pondering the strange sculptures
Ready to go home