Jon Crispin's Notebook

New York City/Roosevelt Island Historical Society/Olive

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I had a quick 24 hours in New York City on Thursday/Friday.

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After a great lunch with Zoë Crossland (click on the pdf download media button) in Harlem I went downtown to the 9/11 Memorial.  It is really quite moving.

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The reason for going to New York was to hear Robert Kirkbride‘s presentation on asylums to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.  I’ll be back there talking about the suitcases on the 10th of May.  Please come if you are in the area.

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It is always nice to take the Tramway over to the Island.

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Cheap as chips and great views as you cross the East River.  Plus Roosevelt Island is a really cool part of the City.

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Judy Berdy is the director of the RIHS and is amazing.  We crossed the street for drinks after Robert’s talk and she just happened to have a set of plans for the Goldwater Memorial Hospital building designed by Isadore Rosnfield.

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I stayed with friends Pieper and Merrill on the Lower East Side.  This is a view of Grand Street from the window of my room.

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I often get requests for more photos of the Olive, so here is a recent one.

Hope to see some of you in New York on the 10th.

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  1. rooseveltislandlady said, on 14/04/2018 at 3:57 pm

    Wanda says hi to Olive……………….

    Judith Berdy, President The Roosevelt Island Historical Society http://www.rihs.us 212-688-4836 917-744-3721 cell

  2. Barbara said, on 03/05/2018 at 10:27 am

    Hi Jon,
    I just finished reading the interview you did with Zoe Crossland. What a great read it was! I encourage anyone who has not read it to go and take a look it. I really enjoyed it.


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