Ed Driscoll

Meeting Across The River

Speaking Of FDR, the tram that helps to connect Roosevelt Island with just-over-the-East-River-Manhattan reopened at 6:00 AM on Friday after being closed five months for repairs. Purely through synchronicity (not the least of which was an invitation from a friend who was covering it for a local newspaper), I happened to be on it. It was a classic New York-style media event: based on my very, very rough estimate, I’d say the first car across had three “civilians” being interviewed as they crossed the river by about 18 journalists, cameramen, and a television reporter from the local Fox affiliate in a very sharp navy pinstripe suit.

(I have no idea if I appeared in the background of any of the coverage, sort of Zelig-like.)