“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.
The Main Street WIRE has started its 35th year.
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.
[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.
Cathy Dove is leaving Cornell.
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:] On this Island that celebrates its diversity, we’ve had a hate crime.
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.
“Our kids acquire tech savvy while the rest of us are still trying to figure out how to update the operating system on our iPhones.”