RICC Wants Big Turnout 12/8

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 6 - November 22, 2014

As preparations for Cornell NYC Tech continue south of the Queensboro Bridge, the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) continues to represent resident concerns and interests.

Getting Coler Ready for Another Sandy

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 6 - November 22, 2014

On November 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Charles Schumer announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) commitment to contribute at least $1.6 billion to repair and protect public hospitals damaged by Superstorm Sandy in late October, 2012. Roosevelt Island’s Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility (Coler) is receiving $181 million of that sum.

Subway Hike Will Hit Tram Riders, Too

Written by Laura A. Russo. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 6 - November 22, 2014

There’s a transit fare increase in the works. Tram riders will not be spared. By agreement, the coming increase will apply to Tram rides, too.


• Roosevelt Island now has Freecycle, courtesy of RIRA Common Council member Susy del Campo Perea. It’s an opportunity to give away useful items you no longer need, or to ask for things you do need. You can join at tinyurl.com/FreeCycleRI, and it’s all free. (The site also seeks two volunteer moderators; write to rooseveltisland@mod.freecycle.org.)

• NYC Neighborhood Library Awards are on again, giving Islanders a chance to nominate their favorite NYPL branch. Nominations go to ­nycLibraryAwards.org, or they can be submitted in person at the library. There’s $20,000 in prize money (for the library) at stake. Last year, 4,300 New Yorkers sent in nominations.

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