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 27, 2019

A few weeks ago, Cornell Tech held its second recognition ceremony – the actual commencement takes place in Ithaca. The ceremony marked the graduate school’s second full year on Roosevelt Island, a year that also encompassed continued campus construction, and additional connections between the residential community further north and the campus.

The University launched its popular Community Conversations program earlier this year, building on the 3D-pri...

July 2, 2018

It was a special occasion for a special woman. Island resident, Mary Eileen Fitzgerald, age 95, clad in a salmon-colored suit, was honored by New York State Senator Jose Serrano with a 2018 Woman of Distinction Award on Wednesday, June 27. One woman in each senatorial district is annually selected for this honor by each of the 63 members of the senate. A Rivercross resident since 1977, Fitzgerald exemplifies the Protect and Serve motto of police...

February 18, 2018

This week, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, unveiled a much talked-about new portrait of former President Barack Obama, painted by Kehinde Wiley. But if you don’t have time for the trip south, local artist Lisa Enem can offer you something a little closer to home. 

An exhibit of Enem’s vibrant work, currently on display at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, features her own portrait of our 44th president, set against a bright yellow ba...

For as long as I can remember, I have loved the company of older people, starting with my grandparents. Their experience, their wisdom, and their love, always enchanted me. I have such fond memories of them – playing cards, taking walks, cooking, creating family trees, telling stories, and constantly exclaiming, “I can’t wait to be retired!” I am lucky enough to say my Grandma and Grandpa are still around to remind me of that to this day.

Today, I am f...

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