Applications are open for Community Board 8.
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.
When a New York teenager sets out to write a guide for teen tourists in the Big Apple, you might expect a “New Yawk” approach: sassy, sarcastic, and just plain funny. Lucy Cappello’s debut book also teaches you how to be a New Yorker.
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“Even before 9/11, I wanted to be a firefighter,” she says. “It was in my mind when I was just a young girl. I just loved the thought of putting out fires and helping people – graduating from the Fire Department Academy is a dream come true.”
A new interpretation of law by New York State’s Authorities Budget Office (ABO) may spell the end of the Island’s Public Purpose Fund, which have supported non-profit community service endeavors on Roosevelt Island since it was created with the construction of Manhattan Park.
“As we crossed Blackwell’s Island a limousine passed us,” says Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, narrating the route he and his companions traversed from Long Island to Manhattan on a hot summer day.
Alex Razaghi, who owns Trellis with his father, Kaie, was interviewed by a Columbia Journalism student about how he sees the restaurant, now under renovation, fitting into the Island's evolving retail life.
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