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How Depressing is a Childhood Spent on Roosevelt Island?

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In cities and towns across this great land, teachers are instructing their young pupils to write letters to the president as a lesson in citizenship and democracy. On Roosevelt Island, a place with no government or laws, kids write letters to a different president?the one in charge of something called the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation?and instead of wishing for world peace or asking what Santa Claus is like, they just beg to not contract tetanus.
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