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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June 26, 2019

From a long-awaited Blackwell House ribbon cutting to a new comfort station at the Octagon Field, a lot happened at yesterday’s board meeting. The highlight, however, was that three new Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation board members – Southtown’s Conway Ekpo, former Roosevelt Island Residents Association president Jeffrey Escobar, and part-time Islander David Kapell – were confirmed by the State Finance Board late last week and were seated in ti...

October 29, 2018

Paula Beltrone

My name is Paula Beltrone. I have been living in Manhattan Park for seven years and I am totally in love with our delightful Island. I've been involved in several community projects: three years on the planning committee of the Roosevelt Island Relay For Life, former Board member of the Wildlife Freedom Foundation, and currently on the Pay-It-Forward committee of RIRA.

In the 43 years before retirement I held many different administrativ...

August 24, 2018

The man suspected of taking aim at a luxury Upper East Side apartment building from across the East River on Roosevelt Island turned himself in early this morning. The New York Police Department and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Safety Department Chief Jack McManus announced earlier this morning that 22-year old Island resident Farris Koroma surrendered to authorities at the 114th Precinct in northwest Queens, at about 2am with an at...

August 23, 2018

The Public Safety Department is asking for Islanders' help in identifying a male and female walking southbound on the western promenade early Saturday morning, August 18 after shots were fired across the river. They believe they could be possible witnesses to the shooting.

Two days ago, the New York Post reported that shots were fired into One East River Place, at 525 E. 72nd St., a 50-story rental building between East 72nd and 73rd streets. Overnight...

March 26, 2018

Over the past few years, the electric bills coming from Manhattan Park management have become truly out of control. Tenants with one-bedroom apartments are being billed over $600 for one month of electricity. We need to work together to make out voices heard.

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