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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May 25, 2018

During the past decade, road running on Roosevelt Island has become increasingly popular due to the Island’s flat, fast race course and the scenic views along the East River seawalls. 

But recent residents’ complaints about the parking restrictions, noise, and traffic, caused by the 5K and 10K events has led us to review our race permit policy. After meeting with a delegation of Southtown and Roosevelt Island Residents’ Association members this week –...

April 14, 2018

The position of public information officer (PIO) was recently created by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) to increase communication between us and our residents, and to create a basis for a natural exchange of information and ideas. RIOC understands that the absence of relevant up-to-date information creates a sense of disempowerment, mistrust, and frustration. We are working to change that. We’re learning that the more accurate infor...

March 9, 2018

Change is difficult! The first residents of the WIRE buildings (Westview, Island House, Rivercross, and Eastwood – now Roosevelt Landings) have survived less open space, more building developments with thousands of new residents, Four Freedoms Park, and the Cornell Tech campus.

Following these changes, over the course of a few years, a clash over the future of the Youth Center has erupted into an open, sensitive, and disturbing divide in our community....

February 16, 2018

The Roosevelt Island Tram is a beautiful symbol of our Island. Riding it to work every day is one of the best parts of my job as president of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. Besides the majestic views from almost 300 feet above the East River, the Tram and the Red Bus (which I also ride daily) are a fun way to listen to and observe the diversity of people, ages, gender, languages, and cultures who visit and live here.

More than 1.35 million...

February 3, 2018

Last year, in its rankings of America’s best communities, Niche.com – an online neighborhood data survey site – ranked Roosevelt Island as the “Safest Neighborhood” in the entire country! As for New York City, the site ranked the Island as the 18th “Best Place to Live” ahead of several other familiar Burgs, Sides, Points, Greenes, and even DUMBO. 

We can no longer ignore the fact that Roosevelt Island is the city’s best-known secret. An oxymoron yes, b...

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