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On The South End, A Walk Through Autumn

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Take a walk through autumn on Roosevelt Island’s south end. Visual thrills are everywhere. Here are some personal favorites from a sunny and mild November day.

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

In no special order, a walk through autumn on the south side of Roosevelt Island

When establishing a technology campus on Roosevelt Island, Cornell and Technion took down old growth trees on the abandoned grounds of Goldwater Hospital. But they replaced them with new trees aligning Main Street. Above is the east side, and on the west, Cornell Tech planted double rows of cherry trees.

In Southpoint Park, a red splash accents a small slope of low growth trees and shrubs.

Technology merges with colorful nature as a ring of trees hosts a campus landmark. Originally, it was the Bridge Building, connecting tech, business and government, but now, it’s the Tata Innovation Center. A sponsor plunged millions into making it thrive. In the meantime, growing trees slowly match up with the solid structure.

Perfect for a walk through autumn, a shoreline of trees stretching from the Tram to the Meditation Steps and Rivercross Lawn.

On a mild, autumn afternoon, along a lane past the Bloomberg Center, meeting over coffees and lunch outdoors at the Cornell Tech café.

Blending built structures with natural grace…

Hudson-Related rooftop lounges feature landscapes and skylines.

Irresistible lounging at the community intersection with university culture because all are welcome. The blend is perfect as autumn provides the accent.

Quieter and less visible, one of many leafy groves inside Southpoint Park.

But sometimes a walk through autumn finds a splash of red singing solo in the meadow.

Finally, an old growth tree in a flourish of red from trunk to crown.

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