A small slice of Roosevelt Island residents are sideline spectators at a new email sport that could be called Gotcha! No, Gotcha Back!
“Each Common Council – and I’ve been at this since 1997 – is dramatically different from the previous one,” says former Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) President Matthew Katz.
Is it too flip to say Uncle Aaron Wants You? Well, he does.
... Nor Is Your Boss
On Roosevelt Island, Rebecca Seawright won the Roosevelt Island vote for nomination to the New York State Assembly, scoring 87 votes higher than her nearest competition, Gus Christensen. The counts from votes recorded at PS/IS 217: Seawright 211, Christensen 124, Ed Hartzog 69, David Menegon 52.
The last day for the Trellis you know was Sunday (September 7). As of the 8th, the eatery shut down for a renovation. The architect’s rendering above shows what it will look like at night (minus the rest of Island House, which will remain above what’s shown here). Reopening is at least two months away.
Trellis has always been Roosevelt Island’s Cheers – that place where everybody knows your name.
The Main Street WIRE has started its 35th year...
There is an old saying that doctors bury their mistakes but architects have to live with theirs. The reverse of that is that doctors frequently save lives, and architects occasionally produce a masterwork. That is certainly true of Roosevelt Island, which, by any measure, is an exemplar of urban planning and architectural distinction.
[UPDATED:] At the top, RIOC was a loosely run invitation to lie, cheat, and steal, during Leslie Torres’ presidency, according to a report issued August 7 by the New York State Inspector General.
[UPDATED:] On this Island that celebrates its diversity, we’ve had a hate crime.