From Milan to Roosevelt Island, a family of four’s big move

From Milan to Roosevelt Island, a family of four’s big move

When Diego’s job with Eataly brought a move to New York, his family picked Roosevelt Island as their new home. For an article in Brick Underground, wife Margherita explained why.

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

A reader saw the article, Why we moved from Milan to Roosevelt Island: To live near Manhattan and enjoy a close-knit community, and thoughtfully let me know about it.

“A close-knit community” brought them from Milan to Roosevelt Island…

When Diego took a job as Senior Manager/Culinary Director and Head of Culinary Art for Eataly North America at the end of 2019, they were ready to go. But the pandemic stalled their move until February, 2021.

Even so, they showed off some quick New York skills. For their new home in Manhattan Park, they quickly ordered furniture from IKEA and Amazon and were soon absorbing the pleasures of Roosevelt Island.

Rosevelt Island: A Newcomer’s View

An interesting takeaway from the article is Margherita’s thoughts on what she loves about Roosevelt Island – parks, schools, the variety of places to eat, easy access to Manhattan’s bigger island, etc. A reminder of what brought so many of us here – and kept us here – refreshes.

And in a broader sense, seeing this article coalesced with a chance meeting last week. A pair of friends pulled up to the curb when they spotted me on Main Street. They’d been out for a tour of the cherry blossoms.

But they were aglow over something else. Leaning out the driver’s side window on a sunny afternoon, he said, “We became U.S. citizens last month. And this reminded me of something else I noticed years ago:

People coming here from other countries – many of them diplomats and other highly skilled professionals – love life in America, especially New York City. Even as some of us grew jaded, especially during the Trump years, their appreciation of the U.S. was unwavering.

That prompts us to look again – through another person’s eyes – in appreciation for all we have.

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