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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April 16, 2019

RIOC is lowering the proposed fence around the Octagon Field from ten feet to three and a half feet and they have decided to no longer fence the eastern side of the field. As to the permitting piece, well that’s not so simple; “We have very little open space on this Island, unfortunately,” expressed new Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation hire Jonna Carmona-Graf about her effort to accomodate all users of our fields, including for-profit off-Island...

February 8, 2019

On Wednesday night, Scot Bobo, known by Islanders as Coach Scot, stood up in the downstairs meeting room of the Good Shepherd Community Center to testify that, no, permitting the Island’s sports fields does not drive business to the Island.

Last week, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation announced that in addition to Pony Field and Firefighter’s Field, they would also start permitting Capobianco Field, a reversal to RIOC President Susan Rosenthal...

January 8, 2019

The Octagon Soccer Field construction has been postponed, yet again. Now to early fall. 

A request for proposals (RFP) for construction of the new Octagon Soccer field – which RIOC abruptly fenced off mid-August citing safety concerns – was originally expected in mid-September but never happened. In an email update, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation's Director of Parks, Mary Cuneen informed a group of concerned Islanders that the field is now...

November 30, 2018

I want to introduce you to RIRA’s Children, Youth and Education Ad Hoc committee (CY&E). Though we formed just last term, we've already accomplished a lot. You have probably attended one of our events, or read our Time Capsule interviews published in The WIRE. As our population continues to grow, this committee continues to be a voice for our younger and smaller constituents and their families.

Finding Leadership Opportunities 

The CY&E A...

November 1, 2018

Lydia Tang

My name is Lydia Tang and I am running for the position of Island House Representative to the Roosevelt Island Residents’ Association (RIRA). I am currently the 1st Alternate Representative for Island House.  Some of my contributions have included:

  • the education and experience to help the community

  • strong relationships with many community leaders

I am committed to helping and making a difference. I have:

  • the Community Emerg...

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