Escape from lower Manhattan … at least in your mind. Maybe even in body!

Roosevelt Island tram will shut down for the spring and summer. Last chance to catch it before renovations is March 1 at 2 a.m. [Roosevelt Islander]

Save City Reliquary, New York’s coolest museum! [Edible Manhattan]

Ice Skating in Concourse Plaza [City Room]

Staten Island’s trees have their eye on you! [Scouting NY]

Will the new Kosciuszko Bridge please stand up? [Queens Crap]

And for kicks — Driving around NYC in 1928:

(via drm)

If that’s not old-fashioned enough — and if you just can’t shake your downtown chauvinism (as I usually can’t) — then take a public sleigh down to the Bowling Green, circa 1860 [Virtual Dime Museum]

Roosevelt Island tram photo via Gothamist.