As RIRA Election Nears, a Former President Looks Back

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 35, Issue 01 - September 13, 2014

“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 in his sonorous voice.  “What is a given is that, in an organization of 30-35 people, there will always be 6-8 people who get everything done.  It’s the way these things work.”  He should know.  He served as RIRA President four times.

Parent Gripes on Tot Lot Go Unsatisfied

Written by Susana del Campo Perea. Posted in Volume 34, Issue 20 - August 2, 2014

It has been a year since the “Tot Lot” east of Blackwell House was replaced by Hudson/Related with something parents say just isn't for tots.

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.

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