Every day I walk by the sky lift that connects Manhattan with Roosevelt Island, and the other day I thought it was time to give it a try. Roosevelt Island is a small island situated between Manhattan and Queens, and the only way to get there is by the sky lift, F train, or to swim- I suppose. Car access is only from Queens. It's one of those places where everybody knows about, but nobody actually goes to. It's quaint, full of apartment buildings, and actually has real grass (shocker).
After about 5 minutes on public transportation that provided such gorgeous views of the city and river, it felt as if I had driven a hundred miles away. The vibe was immediately calmer, complete with BBQs going on and people enjoying a live band. I didn't think that the $2.50 fare could get me that far away from the hectic lifestyle on the other side of the river.
Remember to take some time to get away from it all, and some time for yourself, regardless of how busy life can get to be. Where do you go for a getaway?