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 16, 2019

RIOC is lowering the proposed fence around the Octagon Field from ten feet to three and a half feet and they have decided to no longer fence the eastern side of the field. As to the permitting piece, well that’s not so simple; “We have very little open space on this Island, unfortunately,” expressed new Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation hire Jonna Carmona-Graf about her effort to accomodate all users of our fields, including for-profit off-Island...

February 8, 2019

On Wednesday night, Scot Bobo, known by Islanders as Coach Scot, stood up in the downstairs meeting room of the Good Shepherd Community Center to testify that, no, permitting the Island’s sports fields does not drive business to the Island.

Last week, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation announced that in addition to Pony Field and Firefighter’s Field, they would also start permitting Capobianco Field, a reversal to RIOC President Susan Rosenthal...

September 19, 2018

Fall is approaching and waves of migrating birds pass through this region soon after sunset. Although some fast fliers, such as finches, swallows, birds of prey, are considered diurnal, or daytime migrants, most of the smaller bird species migrate at night, using the moon, the stars and natural landmarks to navigate. The fall marks the peak of the warbler migration that typically occurs between September 7 and September 22, depending on weat...

July 5, 2018

The  water was reinstated to the cat sanctuary at Southpoint Park!

First and foremost, I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and warmest profound gratitude on

behalf of both the Wildlife Freedom Foundation, and myself, to the entire community of Roosevelt

Island and to the 3,756 people who signed our petition to turn the water back on. Some of you campaigned tirelessly to have the water reinstated at the cat sanctuary in Southpoint Park. Magnifi...

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