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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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December 30, 2018

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation received $25 million on December 20, 2018, promised five years ago as part of a deal awarding Cornell Tech the rights to the 2.62-acre parcel of land that rings the new campus. The money had been included in this year’s $168 billion state executive budget proposed earlier this year by Governor Andrew Cuomo and then passed by the New York State legislature. According to the December 16, 2013 letter of agreemen...

June 11, 2017

Two wave statues temporarily placed on the Island as part of the City-wide La Mer Wave Walk project may be the most recent art installations to grace our shores, but if Tad Sudol has his way, they will be far from the last. The president of the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) has long pursued a vision of transforming Roosevelt Island into an “Island of Art.” 

In addition to running Gallery RIVAA at 527 Main Street, Sudol has advocated f...

March 25, 2017

Sixteen years ago, after nine Island related victims perished in the 9/11 attacks, the newly formed Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association (RIVAA) expressed their emotions using art in an empty window of the Rivercross building.  Several months later, with the support of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), the organization received permission to use the then empty, former Bigelow Pharmacy space at 527 Main Street for a group exhibit.

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