So, what is Casago, and more importantly, why do they say that Roosevelt Island is the most serene escape in New York City? It’s “a vacation rental property management company servicing homeowners and guests in Mexico and the U.S.”
But how they decided that this long stretch of Manhattan schist, massaged by channels in the East River, is the ultimate NYC place of Zen is a little iffy.
by David Stone
Most of the Time Out article about Casago’s study makes sense in discussing the community and its features but when it comes to Casago, it’s not easy recognizing home sweet home.
Roosevelt Island, the Most Serene Escape, Described by Casago
“Marooned in the East River between Manhattan and Queens, with the Queensboro Bridge reaching overhead, Roosevelt Island is the city’s most peaceful spot and ‘a happy surprise,’ according to one reviewer,” the study says.
Well, okay, but “Marooned?” Really?
(Dictionary: “Marooned – leave (someone) trapped and isolated in an inaccessible place, especially an island.”)
But that’s much better than this:
“This island is a car, bike, skateboard, free zone. It has a car park; then you cross a small bridge to the wooded island and wander through the trees to a clearing where Roosevelt greets you with a wave… It’s peaceful and a wonderful place to reflect and just be.”
Anyone recognize the above place?