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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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June 7, 2019

Phase I of the Motorgate Improvement Project will be starting this week. The scope of work taking place includes:

  • Repair concrete surfaces to remove cracked, spalled, and delaminated concrete. 

  • Install slip resistant topping coating as needed.

  • Replace the existing expansion joint material.

  • Repair & upgrade the existing drainage system.

  • Apply a waterproofing system on the parking deck, ramps, walkways, and curbs.

  • Re-stripe t...

May 10, 2019

Attendees of the May 9 RIOC Board meeting were treated to a shorter meeting than usual, at just over an hour, and some remarks from board member David Kraut who commemorated his 25 years of service.

There might not be a fourth of July event on Roosevelt Island. In her President’s Report, RIOC President Susan Rosenthal explained that since the fireworks this year will be south of the Brooklyn Bridge, there will probably be no visibility from Roosevelt I...

April 9, 2019

Despite it being a cold and rainy evening (there were heat lamps!), artists and art lovers assembled in Motorgate last Friday evening to celebrate the unveiling of the 2018 Fall for Arts Festival murals. 

A reception in the Atrium with live music from Roosevelt Island band The Jazz Kats added to the fun, as did the light refreshments and a tour of this unique art.

Artists were on hand, including the Island's girl scouts as well as a group from...

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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