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September 21, 2017

After ten years, Swan Salon is closing its doors for the last time. The nail salon at 455 Main Street, next door to Starbucks, announced last weekend that it was going out of business. 

On Wednesday afternoon, a steady stream of customers came in for pedicures and manicures and final farewells. A chair next to the door sported a sticker labeled $15. Bottles of glittery nail polish were going for 50 cents. 

“I feel bad,” said customer Susan Beola, w...

September 20, 2017

Last Thursday, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) Board of Directors voted in favor of a plan that would amend Southtown’s ground lease for two new residential towers, Buildings 8 and 9, despite expressed misgivings. The amendment will enable one building, Building 8, to contain only affordable units. Building 9 will be all market-rate units. 

After the vote, RIOC Board member David Kraut called the amendment “the best shot at any kind o...

June 11, 2017

Corcoran real estate broker, Ben Garama, is trying to set a Roosevelt Island record with the Island’s first ever $2 million listing. The three-bedroom condo at 415 Main Street, which has been on the market for three weeks, has already attracted multiple offers, leaving its owners with a tough, but welcome decision – take the highest offer, or wait for the asking price. Either, according to Garama, will set an Island record.

It’s a milestone that comes...

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