Seawright Wins on RI; Teachout Tally Is Message for Cuomo

Posted in Web Extras

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.

Trellis Closed

Posted in Volume 34, Issue 21 - August 30, 2014

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.

Architect Bhavnani Visits His RI Work

Written by Jim Baehler. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 01 - September 13, 2014

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.

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