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Local Parents Band Together to Protest New Dog Park Site

Main Street Block Party a Fall Hit

Octagon Field Renamed McManus, Tensions Remain

Islanders Enjoy Fall for the Arts Festival

RIOC and RIRA Meet on Back to Back Evenings Last Week

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In 2007 Judy Berdy, opened the Visitors Center. She used a kiosk that once marked the entrance to the Trolley Station people took to get over the Queensboro Bridge. Now the Roosevelt Island Historical Society's Visitor's Center welcomes 60,000 visitors a year! Berdy herself first visited the Island in 1966 when she worked in the dental clinic at Goldwater Hospital. She was immediately charmed by the Island and moved here eleven years later....

As a pediatrician, Dr. Katherine Grimm has watched over a generation of Roosevelt Island kids grow up, carefully guiding them through childhood’s bumps, ailments, and scary moments. Over the course of her 44-year career, she has also served as a faculty member and vice-chairman of pediatrics at Mount Sinai hospital and specialized in child abuse evaluations at the New York Center for Children. The Island resident also spent eight years serving on the...

In 2013, Jack McManus, a lifelong New Yorker and former executive officer at the NYPD, took over as director of the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department. At the time, the department was in a state of upheaval following the sudden resignation of the previous director and community-wide protests objecting to the department’s aggressive policing tactics.  

Last month, Francine Elisaia and Mark Strong Shinozaki, 16-year-old Island residents, spok...

Known by many locals simply as “The Roosevelt Island Doctor,” Dr. Jack Resnick has built a reputation for bringing a small-town ethos to his big-city medical practice. The internist and former Island resident regularly makes home visits to sick patients and is a vocal advocate for keeping elderly and disabled patients out of the hospital as much as possible. In 1981, he also founded The Main Street WIRE to give Islanders a stronger voice in local matt...

On February 1, Mark Strong Shinozaki and Francine Elisaia, both 16-year-old Islanders, sat down with Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President Susan Rosenthal to discuss her past experiences, her present accomplishments on the Island, and her vision for our future. The interview is part of an ongoing Time Capsule project spearheaded by Island teens in conjunction with the Children, Youth & Education Committee of the Roosevelt Island Residents’...

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