The season’s extended periods of low temperatures have brought ice back to the river for the first time in many years. This was the view from a Tram cabin on Tuesday, just after a tug and tow cut a path.
“Yesterday morning was a nightmare.” That’s a member of the Roosevelt Island Parents Network (RIPN), commenting on the absence of elevator service at the Manhattan Tram station, and the lack of help on the stairs there. The distress appeared to be widely shared.
“Is Roosevelt Island in the house?” asked Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright, as she spoke at her inauguration event last Sunday.
New York State, under Governor Andrew Cuomo, is subsidizing a commercial real estate operation. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, under Cuomo’s appointee Charlene Indelicato, is complicit. Perhaps unwittingly, the RIOC Board of Directors is also complicit.
The RIRA Column
It’s hard to believe, given the extreme temperatures and winter storms that our little Island has had to endure over the past couple of months, that, as you read this column, it will be the last day of February and only three weeks (specifically, 20 days and counting) until the first day of spring.
The Roosevelt Island Women’s Health Organization (RIWHO) was founded by Patricia Stovall and me because we believed that our combined experiences, as survivors of major illnesses, would encourage and inspire others to take a proactive role in their healthcare and lead to personal empowerment.
RIOC announced on Friday that elevator service has returned to the Manhattan Tram station. But on Thursday night at a RIOC Board meeting, members of the Roosevelt Island Parents Network (RIPN) lined up to condemn, plead, excoriate, impugn, and generally blame RIOC for the fact that elevator service had been down for an extended period.
Roosevelt Island Day Nursery has a new Executive Director. She is Pamela Stark, who has served in the role on an interim basis since May.
Autumn Ashley has the kind of personality that makes you forget everything you’ve ever heard about the dour nature of the year’s third season.
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