“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.
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.
Is it too flip to say Uncle Aaron Wants You? He does, you know.
[UPDATED:] At the top, RIOC was a loosely run invitation to lie, cheat, and steal, during Leslie Torres’ presidency, according to a report issued August 7 by the New York State Inspector General.
Five trees. It comes down to five trees.
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.
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.
The St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Thrift Shop, opened in 1975, is closing today (August 30) to make way for an Urgent Care Center.
[UPDATED:] On this Island that celebrates its diversity, we’ve had a hate crime.
Elevators at the 63rd/Lex F stop will be out of service until February. Tramway elevators have been unreliable, too.
Between July 1 and July 22, RIOC issued more than 40 advisory notices in emails to residents and other subscribers.
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