The date is set, the dock location has been chosen, and though it won’t accept MetroCards, the long-rumored Roosevelt Island ferry stop is a reality.
In a last-minute agenda item, Susan G. Rosenthal was appointed to the position of President/Chief Executive Officer of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) at Thursday evening’s board meeting. She has been acting CEO since predecessor Charlene Indelicato left in March.
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The RIRA Column
A community. What does that mean? According to Webster’s dictionary, it is “a society of people having common rights, privileges, and interests with similarity, likeness, and spirit.”
October 25, 1948 - July 17, 2016
For Island swimmers frustrated with having to go off-Island to get their chlorine fix, there is finally some promising news.
“All my art is an impression of my reality. I love the sea,” says Swedish artist and architect Per G. Hanson, whose work is now being shown at Gallery RIVAA’s new exhibit Archipelago Love.
“What you’re seeing here is about nine months away from opening. And when it opens, it’s gonna be great. That’s Andrew Winters, Senior Director of Capital Projects for Cornell Tech, as he led a group through the Island campus last Sunday as part of Open House New York Weekend, a city-wide tour series that showcases new and innovative spaces.
Jeff Escobar may spend his days in the elegant offices of midtown law firm Chadbourne & Parke, but his thoughts seem firmly focused on Roosevelt Island. As president of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA), Escobar has worked to help turn RIRA from a group he described as “reactionary” to one he sees as proactively engaging with the larger community – both on the Island and off.
Ten teenage girls hosted an event Thursday for seniors at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center. Jaden, Anyah, Tia, Saryah, Madison, Kayla, Nia, Kyla, Kaia, and Chastity organized a healthy meal, then performed on the piano, and presented a dance show for Island seniors. It was part of the “Make It Count” leadership program started by Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council member, Adib Mansour.