The New York Times
By Robert Simonson

Roosevelt Island, which perfectly but rather anonymously bisects the East River, has been home to a number of hospitals over the years. Soon, however, it will dispense a different kind of medicine.

Graduate Roosevelt Island, which opened in June and is the only hotel on the island, will in mid-August open Panorama Room, a sprawling, glass-enclosed cocktail lounge on its 18th floor. It also has views that — even in a city that specializes in views — can safely be called unique.

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