Detective Mary Fitzgerald A First Among the Finest
by Sharon Bermon
State Audit Exposes Nature of Child School Problems Under Ferrera
News analysis by Dick Lutz
Under Executive Director Salvatore Ferrera, The Child School undertook a complex and questionable transaction for which it attempted to bill New York State. As described in an audit published by the Office of the New York State Comptroller, it was one of several elements that led to Ferrera’s hasty departure from the Island-based institution – and, simultaneously, from a seat on the Board of Directors of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC).
It’s become a cruel cliché that New York State is ruled by “three men in a room.” One of them, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, is now stepping aside while under the pressure of a federal investigation.
compiled by Sara Maher
February is upon us, and on a Sunday in February, humankind’s greatest battle will commence.
by Sara Maher Jan. 25, 2015
Applications are open for Community Board 8.
New Yorkers' use of unlimited MetroCards reveals clear geographical and economic patterns.
Questions on Cornell: Barging vs Trucking
by Briana Warsing
To date, all the work on the site south of the Queensboro Bridge has been demolition, with most of the debris removed by barge, limiting the number of trucks using Main Street. But, according to the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC), there are still unresolved issues of how heavy the future truck traffic will be.
review by David Stone
There are gallery shows that satisfy your appetite for art, others that are a little disappointing. A very few exceptional shows leave you wishing for more. Dan Nistor’s Characters at Dusk at RIVAA’s gallery in the lobby of The Octagon, 888 Main Street, is one such show.
It’s time to turn our attention to an historic initiative that will truly benefit New Yorkers: the launch of IDNYC, a free municipal photo identification card for all City residents as young as 14.
Roosevelt Islander Gwen Acsadi has died, according to word received at The Main Street WIRE. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, at 11:30, at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.
A longtime Island resident, Gwen Acsadi worked for the United Nations as a demographer.
But, in addition, writing as Gwynne Forster, she was the virtual inventor of the fiction genre, the black romance novel. In that category, she was the highly successful author of more than 20 books. Several years ago, she judged a short-story contest for The WIRE.
It’s frigid and grey on Main Street, but Coach Scot’s Main Street Sweets is warm and welcoming, as is Coach Scot himself.