Community leaders and borough residents gathered in the New School’s Tischman Auditorium on Sunday, January 31, to hear Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer give her second annual State of the Borough address and community conversation.
What’s happening on Main Street? Not much, unless you mean ConEd digging up the Z-bricks for a new high-pressure gas line and scaffolding going up on one building after another.
In Afrocentric Images, the Annual Black History Month Exhibition at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, the political meme is given vivid, positive expression in depth and subtlety within art.
A special visit to Roosevelt Island in 2014 will result in the installation of a sculpture, Blue Dragon, on the Island in early April of this year. Blue Dragon’s artists, Gustav and Ulla Kraitz, were brought to visit the Island by Islander Elisabeth Halvarsson Stapen in May of 2014. Stapen says of Gustav Kraitz, “He is excited about the Island. It pays that I brought him here.”
It has now been more than six years since the 54-page “Main Street Retail Study” was released in October, 2009. So how has the “master plan” worked out so far?
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Tigger Ogden, a trained Pet Therapy cat and Island Cats rescue, died peacefully of old age on January 25. He was known and loved by many Roosevelt Islanders.
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Valentine’s Day weekends for the past two years were both forecast to be snowy and cold. I implore you to check in on your infirm, immobile, and needy neighbors. Lend a helping hand as they seek comfort and warmth.
The Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team offers community members an affordable opportunity to swim and compete in an organized and structured environment.
Many countries still associate Valentine’s Day with an actual saint, but the United States isn’t one of them. There’s a way to spoil any sweetheart (or yourself) in one of these activities.