Roosevelt Island

0CIMG8424Taken under the Queens Boro Bridge on Roosevelt Island.

The Queensboro Bridge, also known as the 59th Street Bridge, is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City that was completed in 1909. It connects the neighborhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. It carries New York State Route 25 and once carried NY 24 and NY 25A as well.

Roosevelt Island, formerly known as Welfare Island (from 1921 to 1973),[1] 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.

0CIMG8425Living in New York for more than two decades, last Sunday was my second time on the Island. The view of Manhattan is spectacular. The Roosevelt Island Racquet Club has 11 har-tru indoor courts, rates varies fm $44 to $66 per hour for member and $68 to $102 for non-member. I have been playing out door and at USTA, feel the bubble structure bit too low and airless; and the lighting isn’t great either.
But I know when it’s come to the game, I am not the most discriminating person on earth.
Sadly but it’s true. I’ll play anywhere.
I don’t have much preference over the surface, hard vs har-tru, the American’s clay. Many players would say the green dirt is easy on the aging knees. Many courts in my town are har-tur, cost $70 per year – little over decade ago, it was only $35 per year. I haven’t played at home for a long time due to 9am starting time. Well, there are few courts that starts at 8am.

Oh heaven, it’s a magnificent day out there today, feeling like autumn. Let’s go to play!


The above two was unintended .. but looks pretty seamless ..

Those following two are not because the skies differ few shades


The bottom one works better ..

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