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.

February is almost over.  Stop pretending you care about those pesky resolutions to “expand your mind” and “better yourself.”  You know what you like.  Find it below.

Historical Society Offering Antique Valuation

Posted in Volume 35, Issue 11 - February 28, 2015

If your Aunt Millie left you a beautiful cut glass vase from the early 1900s, now is the time to find out how valuable it really is.

On Saturday, March 7, representatives of Capo Auctions will provide a professional valuation of art, antiques, porcelain, and glassware, among other items.

Sudden Change
RIOC to Charge MST For Cultural Center

The Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is about to become a paying tenant in space it “owned” for three decades. Fees imposed by RIOC are likely to require a reduction in the organization’s programs.

Trellis Delayed; Retail Concerns

Islanders can put their plans for dinner at Trellis on hold, again.

Community Column: RIWHO

Posted in Volume 35, Issue 11 - February 28, 2015

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. Patricia and I are both licensed social workers as well.

Stroller Moms Lament: Tramway Elevators Down

Posted in Web Extras

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.

RIOC to Spend $37M Capital

RIOC is doubling its capital spending in the coming fiscal year.

The RIRA Column

What's to become of the Main Street Theatre?  Has RIOC gone too far?

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