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Looking at the latest Hey Susan column, I noticed a renovation of Southpoint Park was mentioned.  Planning firm Fitzgerald and Halliday presented the draft proposal for its final recommendations at the February 2017 RIOC meeting. That project was community-driven, and multiple meetings and surveys were held over a year period to gather input from Islanders. Since then, RIOC has not shown the community any plans for reworking Southpoint Park.

It is time...

February 28, 2019


I have a few concerns. There was considerable talk that the dog park would be moved to the area just south of 480 Main Street and adjacent to the sprinklers and playground. This area is already congested in the summer with considerable foot, bike, and RIOC vehicle traffic. Has there been a decision where the permanent home will be for the dog park and if 480 is that location, can you please reconsider?

Also, what is the hold up on the new tra...

January 24, 2019

Hudson Related has announced that juice, smoothies and tea will be coming to Southtown in the spring of 2019. Jupioca, a chain with eight other locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn signed a 10-year, 700-square foot lease at 455 Main Street, in the space that previously housed the Swan Nail Salon. On the menu at Jupioca are juices, tea, superfood green smoothies, protein shakes and acai bowls, inspired by high-quality, fresh and nutritious natural ingre...

January 13, 2019

The Weill Cornell Post-Doctoral Association is sponsoring its first Post Doc Pub Talk, a Science Outreach Event, at Nisi on January 22. The organizers hope it will become a series of discussions where Island-based researchers bridge the distance between the growing “science community” on the Island and the rest of the community.

The first talk, entitled Beautiful Minds, Brain Research From Cell Culture to Patients, will feature two researchers from Wei...

November 9, 2018

A clearer picture is starting to emerge of the scope and makeup of Roosevelt Island's newest residential building, Southtown building 8, scheduled to break ground next year. 

“There is a lot of stuff we need to finalize by the end of the year,” said David Kramer at Wednesday’s Real Estate Development Advisory Committee meeting. One thing that is settled, however, is that the building will be considered “affordable,” and Islanders, along with all other...

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