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December 18, 2017

“I almost got hit there once,” says 10-year-old Izabell Bokestad. “I was standing at the end of the Octagon’s sidewalk, about to cross to the path between the tennis courts and softball field. That’s when I saw a car driving really fast.”

The Octagon resident is describing a sharp turn inside the Octagon’s parking lot – though it may be more accurate to call it Octagon Road. In addition to its two dozen short-term parking spaces, the area is the only v...

December 16, 2017

If things go according to plan, visitors to the Island’s southern dog run will soon enjoy a new view – and some much needed shade. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and real estate developer Hudson Related have agreed to temporarily relocate to Blackwell Park to make way for the impending construction of two new residential towers.

The south dog run was originally scheduled to remain in its current location when construction begins on Riverwal...

November 11, 2017

In the decade since Roosevelt Island’s housing boom ushered in dog-friendly policies, the Island’s dog population has swelled.  Today, signs of the maturing dog community are everywhere, from an annual Halloween dog costume contest to regular visits by mobile vet and grooming services – everywhere, that is, except at the two barebone dog runs that serve as the only off-leash spots where Island dogs can romp.  Citing a lack of fresh water, sufficient...

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