Roosevelt Island’s feel shifts with new housing

Some call it inevitable in today’s market: Roosevelt Island, that 2-mile-long sliver between Queens and Manhattan, continues to see a residential transformation that could forever change the island’s vibe created by decades of being an affordable-housing haven. Nearly all of the 220 units in the island’s first luxury condo, for instance, have been bought since hitting the market in October 2004. more [NYT]

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