The season’s extended periods of low temperatures have brought ice back to the river for the first time in many years. This was the view from a Tram cabin on Tuesday, just after a tug and tow cut a path.
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“Is Roosevelt Island in the house?” asked Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright, as she spoke at her inauguration event last Sunday.
“Yesterday morning was a nightmare.” That’s a member of the Roosevelt Island Parents Network (RIPN), commenting on the absence of elevator service at the Manhattan Tram station, and the lack of help on the stairs there. The distress appeared to be widely shared.
Roosevelt Island Day Nursery has a new Executive Director. She is Pamela Stark, who has served in the role on an interim basis since May.
Autumn Ashley has the kind of personality that makes you forget everything you’ve ever heard about the dour nature of the year’s third season.
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.
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.
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.
RIVAA to Sell Islander’s Art in Fundraiser
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.