Frieze Art Fair Is Coming to Randall’s Island! So How the Hell Do You Get There?

Up until the announcement last spring that London’s Frieze Art Fair would be coming to New York for the first time, there were maybe five main reasons for a person to be on Randall’s Island: You are a high school student on an organized sports team—probably lacrosse or track or, perhaps, soccer—and you are utilizing the island’s athletic fields for practice; you have tickets to Electric Zoo or Cirque du Soleil; you like golf, but you do not want to leave the city to play it; you are a patient at the Manhattan Psychiatric Center on the adjoining Wards Island; you are John McEnroe, it is 2010 and you are inaugurating the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at the Sportime Randall’s Island Tennis Center.
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  3. [...] to the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern over the exotic urban locale, Frieze is doing its best to make it seem even more accessible, and [...]

  4. [...] to the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern over the exotic urban locale, Frieze is doing its best to make it seem even more accessible, and [...]

  5. [...] to the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern over the exotic urban locale, Frieze is doing its best to make it seem even more accessible, and [...]

  6. [...] to the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern over the exotic urban locale, Frieze is doing its best to make it seem even more accessible, and [...]

  7. [...] The Bridge and Shuttle Crowd: 6 Ways to Get to Randall’s Island for Frieze New … May 3, 2012This week the art world jet set and many, many New Yorkers will visit a strange island for the first time in their lives to attend the inaugural Frieze New York art fair. Located at the juncture where the Harlem River and Long Island Sound meet to form the tidal strait known as the East River, Randall’s Island — so named for Jonathan Randel, who purchased it in 1784 and whose descendants sold it to the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern [...]

  8. [...] the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern over the exotic urban locale, Frieze is doing its best to make it seem even more accessible, and [...]

  9. [...] the city for $60,000 in 1835 — is actually fairly easy to get to. Still, in an effort to ease disproportionate concern over the exotic urban locale, Frieze is doing its best to make it seem even more accessible, and [...]

  10. [...] Observer is already well acquainted with the new ferry out to Randall’s Island, launched in the service of the Frieze Art Fair. But it turns out this is not just benevolent benefit for the gallery-going hordes headed to the [...]