New York City, Roosevelt Island paper map cut

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New York City, Roosevelt Island paper map cut

65.00

Roosevelt Island is almost a forgotten part of New York City. It rides the East River between Manhattan and Queens, a needle strip of land used and reused throughout its history. Pinned in place by the Queensboro Bridge it was known as Blackwell's Island and Welfare Island, home to an asylum, hospital workers, and prisoners. The ruins of the asylum still sit at the south side of the island. It has the only cable car in the MTA network and the best views of the city for being just outside it.

I created this map because my quick visit to the island was inspired by the fact that it had a single station on the MTA map and I had never heard of this island in the river. There were parks and the ruins of an asylum and it felt like the island was in the present, but also a place out of time. I took the cable car out in the middle of a glorious crisp blue spring day and I remember the length of Manhattan stretched before me and the UN bound tightly to its side. This map is die-cut, signed and titled.

Paper: 160 gsm acid-free archival quality paper.

Backing: Black mountboard (unaffixed)

Dimensions: 12'' x 12''

Framing: I recommend a shadow box frame, or dual glazed frame (where the back and front are either acrylic or glass) to allow the map to cast shadows and come alive on the wall.

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