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 18, 2018

There are many hidden disabilities that people are not aware of. Sometimes even the individual suffering is not aware of it. Most hidden disabilities, such as depression, are considered, in some way, shameful or devaluing. It is for that reason that many people with these conditions keep them a secret. But living every day pretending that you feel like you are alright when you are not can be very debilitating, diminishing your self-confidence. 

When a...

March 10, 2018

The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) continues to be the voice of individuals with disabilities living on Roosevelt Island. We are an independent organization whose mission is to improve and enhance the quality of life for Islanders with mental, physical, or emotional disabilities. Our services include education and outreach to organizations and facilities that can assist our members in living a more independent and socially active life, a...

December 2, 2017

Lisa Fernandez offers thanks to all those who lent their time and support to this year's Thanksgiving meal at the Senior Center.

November 13, 2017

On November 15, in an open casket draped with the American flag, Island activist and resident Jim Bates was laid to rest before more than 120 people in a Hope Church Roosevelt Island service, a church that he helped found. With his passing, Bates leaves behind wife Belen, a seamstress, as well as a strong legacy of advocacy and faith. 

A veteran of the United States Coast Guard, Bates passed away on Veteran’s Day after losing his battle with pancreatic...

June 28, 2017

Island internist Dr. Jack Resnick has been a champion and advocate of in-home care for the past two decades. His quest began in 1998 after he lost a 48-year-old quadriplegic patient to a hospitalization gone wrong. According to Resnick, if the patient’s urinary tract infection had been treated at home, the antibiotic-resistant bedsore that caused his death would have been prevented. 

Dr. Jack Resnick started the DASH program

Convinced that in-home care...

May 15, 2017

DASH (Disabled Association Support for the Homebound, Disabled & Seniors) is a small organization on Roosevelt Island with big-hearted volunteers who support the homebound, disabled, and seniors on the Island. We operate without a budget and depend on people’s time and goodness – and share ours within our community.

Years ago, Island internist Dr. Jack Resnick saw the lack of social opportunities for the homebound during his house calls to Island...

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