Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright brought good news to a Town Meeting Thursday night. Speaking to a crowd of about 70 Islanders in the Good Shepherd Center, she summarized an email she said had just been received, the thrust of which is that the Island’s Public Purpose Fund grants will be allowed to go forward.
Some members of the RIOC Board expressed reluctance to approve a new hire as Vice President of Legal Affairs at Thursday evening’s meeting. They approved it anyway.
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The RIRA Column
From Saturday Night movies at Firefighters’ Field to Youth Baseball practice and pool parties, life on Roosevelt Island blooms fully into an idyllic picture of what summer should be in the middle of our sometimes crazy city.
Guest Commentary by Steve Chironis
Does anyone at RIOC ever actually listen to these things?
The Roosevelt Island Parents’ Network (RIPN) is a social network and community organization that serves over 450 Island parents, keeping them connected both online and through various family-oriented events and activities.
...it leads. As in local television news, of which it is said, by cynics and critics alike, that any news story in which there is blood – an accident, shooting, mayhem – gets the lead position in the newscast, because, supposedly, that’s what the greatest number of viewers are looking for.
The NYPD’s Law Enforcement Explorers Program is coming to Roosevelt Island. The program, for ages 14 to 20, will be introduced at a sign-up event on Wednesday (May 27) at 7:00 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center.
Overheard: One 10-year-old to another, “But if you delete your Facebook, how will I invite you to my wedding? And my kids’ birthday parties?” Ladies and gentlemen, the future. Let’s combat it with culture.
Talk to Michael Gavrilchin, known as “Coach Michael” by the Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team, about the benefits of swimming, and he’ll have you wishing you could join the team.
According to a Cornell Tech press release, five startups have won funds from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and the Forest City Ratner Companies, as well as office space in midtown.
Manhattan Park is getting a “pop-up pool party” ready for this summer, featuring new loungers, hammocks, and other items intended to create “an iconic, pop-art feel,” according to a press release.