Halloween Fundraisers: Don a Costume for a Cause

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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September 19, 2018

Fall is approaching and waves of migrating birds pass through this region soon after sunset. Although some fast fliers, such as finches, swallows, birds of prey, are considered diurnal, or daytime migrants, most of the smaller bird species migrate at night, using the moon, the stars and natural landmarks to navigate. The fall marks the peak of the warbler migration that typically occurs between September 7 and September 22, depending on weat...

July 5, 2018

The  water was reinstated to the cat sanctuary at Southpoint Park!

First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and warmest profound gratitude on

behalf of both the Wildlife Freedom Foundation, and myself, to the entire community of Roosevelt

Island and to the 3,756 people who signed our petition to turn the water back on. Some of you campaigned tirelessly to have the water reinstated at the cat sanctuary in Southpoint Park. Magnifi...

September 20, 2017

Our magnificent birds, small and large, are on the move to winter habitat in Central and South America and the Caribbean. As many of you know, we are logistically on the Atlantic Flyway route. It’s a wonderful journey, but too many of them will never reach their destinations. They will collide with glass windows and die. 

There are two bird migration cycles during the year, spring and fall; we are at the beginning of the fall period, which will end in...

August 27, 2017

I’d like to address the highly dangerous rat infestation that affected PS/IS 217 and the toxic, shortsighted solution provided by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) – as well as the natural, straightforward solution: cats!

I think everyone knows about the recent rat infestation at our public school. What is less known, however, is that the DOE “resolved” the issue by applying toxic chemicals around the infested area, which also happens to...

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