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In 1982, a small group of Islanders got together to form a board of directors for what later became Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance. Their first productions were held in the Goldwater Hospital auditorium.

Since then, thanks to a key phone call Diana Brill made to old friends, Nancy and Worth Howe, MST&DA has been able to run a children’s theatre, add a dance component, collaborate with many other Island organizations, and have taught and provided...

In the fall of 2014, Trellis owner Kaie Razaghi and his son Alex closed the diner they operated in the heart of Roosevelt Island to begin a renovation project that was expected to last a few months. 

The overhaul took more than three years. 

Today, despite a new look and new name, the restaurant’s owners say the important things haven’t changed: their commitment to creating a neighborhood eatery and their love for Roosevelt Island. 

Island teens Bryan Cu...

In 2015, after working for years at the Southtown pizzeria then known as Nonno’s, Oscar Molina decided to take a chance. The Guatemala native accepted an offer to take over the restaurant at 455 Main Street, renaming it Piccolo Trattoria. 

Earlier this month, Island teens Bryan Cusick, Nathaniel Gillespie, and Dylan Marfey sat down with Molina and his wife Sulema to discuss the couple’s plans for the restaurant, what they love about Islanders, and thei...

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