Ferry service is a step closer.
Westview tenants are voting this weekend on an affordability plan that will guide the building out of the State’s Mitchell-Lama affordable-housing program on a one vote-one apartment plan instead of one that is based on shares in a new corporation. The recently revealed plan offers some important wins for current tenants, but also leaves plenty of uncertainties, according to residents.
After a rocky beginning that included instructor resignations and a protest by several Island seniors, Lisa Fernandez, director of the Island’s Carter Burden senior center, is on a campaign to win over the Island’s seniors. Judging from the center’s growing membership, she may be succeeding.
“I love people. I love the press. I have nothing to hide,” says New York’s mercurial supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis, sitting at the head of a long table in a conference room at Red Apple Group Headquarters, flanked by Larry Sachs, his senior executive, and Emily Pankow, assistant general counsel.
Retrospective 1989-2016 is Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) President Tad Sudol’s current show at Gallery RIVAA.
Progress has been made to resolve Roosevelt Island’s 911 emergency response issues according to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC).
Senator José Serrano loves telling people about Roosevelt Island because, he says, “There really isn’t any other place like it in New York.” As part of our ongoing politics and election series, we sat down with the senator to hear his perspective on Island issues and the current political tone of the upcoming elections.
Southtown resident Paul Calendrillo has been interested in art his entire life. But it wasn’t until recently that it became his calling.
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