Subway's 25th Year

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 4 - October 25, 2014

The New York Times announced the opening of our subway line 25 years ago, on October 29, 1989, with the headline The Subway to Nowhere Now Goes Somewhere.

Candidates Registered for RIRA Posts at Press Time

Posted in Volume 35, Issue 4 - October 25, 2014

Jeffrey Escobar

Vice President
Sherie Helstien
Mridul Pathak

Common Council (42 seats)

Island House (3)
Rossana Ceruzzi
John Dougherty
Frank Farance
Andrew Giacalone
Adib Mansour
Mihaela Preradovic

Manhattan Park (8)
Ilonka Salisbury
Lynne Shinozaki
Steven White

2 River Road (1)
no candidates registered

4 River Road (1)
Jim Bates

The Octagon (5)
Jeffrey Escobar
Andrea Jones
Anthony Longo

Rivercross (3)
Ashton Barfield
Ethel Romm

Riverwalk (Southtown) (9)
Janet Falk
Aaron Hamburger
Mickey Rindler
Melissa Wade

546 Main Street (2)
Susana del Campo Perea

Roosevelt Landings (7)
Shirley Coley
Joyce Short

Westview (3)
Erin Feely-Nahem
David Lawson
Susan Marcus
Mridul Pathak
Lynne Shinozaki
Steven White


• RIRA Election – Expect to be away on voting day, November 4? You can vote in the RIRA Common Council election by absentee ballot. All Roosevelt Island residents 18 and over can vote, regardless of citizenship or voter registration. See page 6 and call Aaron Hamburger at 212-758-2623.

• Photo Contest – The October 31 deadline in the Four Freedoms Park photo contest is one week away. For information on how to submit your favorite shot of the park, check

Motorgate Turnaround – Giving construction as the reason, RIOC has closed the Red Bus turnaround at Motorgate “until further notice.” Southbound buses will stop across Main Street at 10 River Road.

Choosing a Kindergarten – The Roosevelt Island Parents Network (RIPN) has a program for Islanders anticipating picking a kindergarten – a panel discussion on Sunday, November 2, among parents who’ve had experience with the process. There’s a lot to consider: various kindergarten situations, including public and private schools, the application process and deadlines, and such factors as the commute, finances, deadlines, preparation and testing, and available resources. An RSVP is required for the 4:00 p.m. session. Email

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