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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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February 22, 2019

Artists’ and the neighborhoods where their careers took flight can become inextricably linked – Allen Ginsberg and the East Village, Patti Smith and Chelsea, Romare Bearden and Harlem. Here on Roosevelt Island we are witnessing the creative (r)evolution of The Reality Poets, the core members of OPEN DOORS, an organization at Coler Hospital that supports the leadership and creativity of residents who have been harmed by gun violence. Islanders may have...

October 7, 2018

Creativity was in the air Saturday as Islanders came out for the annual Fall for Arts festival, which included dance lessons, yoga, crafts, entertainment, and live painting demonstrations. 

Photos by Irina Island Images

August 16, 2018

Traveling via ferry is to experience New York City in all its glory. We get to observe from a distance, see the relationships of neighborhoods and boroughs to each other. We get to see that we are islands and shorelines connected by bridges, we are seagulls and barges and marshlands and old gantries and fishing piers. While we are a throbbing metropolis, we can also be stripped down to something more basic, more elemental, to something as natural and...

June 25, 2018

To the Editor: 

A favorite public garden on the Island is now fenced off. Plopped down in the middle is a piece of junk sculpture – rusted scrap metal on a pedestal, referred to as a plinth

It should be noted that a plinth is traditionally made of stone; something worth saving for. This one seems to be made of plastic. 

It’s time, also, to junk the fatuous notion of our home being an “Island of Art.” We already have an island of art; it’s right across...

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