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February 1, 2018

A contentious meeting of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Board of Directors ended abruptly last week when the Board voted to adjourn prematurely, leaving unresolved the question of whether the corporation would enter into contract negotiations with the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) for a three-year commitment to run the Island’s Youth Center. 

The meeting, which was alternately punctuated with jeers and applause from a standing-roo...

October 5, 2017

We’ve had a fun, challenging, and deeply rewarding nine months since officially taking over this newspaper. We’re grateful to Dick Lutz and Jack Resnick, who set us up for success and gave us high standards to maintain, and to Dana Agmon, who helped us get on our feet for our first six months. 

While finally getting a break this past summer from the hustle of readying a newspaper for press every two weeks, we took the time to think strategically about...

In a contentious May 3 meeting, the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) voted in favor of sending a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo with the results of April’s Island-wide vote to determine how the community would like the expired seats on the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) filled.

“We understand that vetting by the State is an important part of the process,” the letter states, “and we hope that the State will find the followin...

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