It’s no secret that the lack of democratic process at the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has been at the forefront of concern for many long-time Island residents, and a matter of chronic reconsideration for the Roosevelt Island Resident Association (RIRA).
On August 12, Gristedes stopped participating in the federally funded, well established Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), leaving low-income mothers and young children nowhere on the Island to redeem vouchers for essentials such as infant formula, fruits, vegetables, and eggs.
The owner of Westview has until Thursday to reply to a Notice of Deficiencies from the State Attorney General (AG) regarding the building’s proposed cooperative offering plan. The deadline for Westview Acquisition LLC, owned by Hirschorn et al., has already been extended four times since October of last year.
When John Palladino moved to Roosevelt Island in 2013, he didn’t just find a new home for his family; he discovered the perfect place to build what he believes could be one of the premier youth soccer clubs in New York City.
I am writing out of frustration that the Duane Reade pharmacy on Roosevelt Island, for which you are the District Manager, does not offer delivery services to customers.
Regarding your August 6 issue’s Brooks letter and Island Observer.
The past few months marked another beautiful summer on Roosevelt Island! I want to thank the islanders who attended our recent Town Hall and Task Force meetings, and everyone else who stopped by my office hours at Gallery RIVAA.
The RIRA Column
We are all community servants at some point in our lives.
It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly four years since Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park opened its gates in October 2012. Since then, more than 580,000 people from around the world have visited.
The First Annual Roosevelt Island Jazz and World Music Festival is coming as part of this year’s Fall for Arts celebration. The festival is programmed to reflect the cultural diversity of New York City, particularly on Roosevelt Island.
Some three dozen members of the Roosevelt Island Senior
Association (RISA) heard from Elderlaw specialist Douglas J.
Chu last month.
Laila Amatullah-Jaliyl passed away August 3.