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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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...

February 4, 2019

If the sold-out shows at this past weekend’s teen theatre performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream send one message regarding community, then RIOC’s recent press release further diminishing the amount of time we have access to our own fields stands in stark contrast.

In what other place do the local residents have to beg for field time like we do here? Where else are you forced to spectate from your windows overlooking those fields while non-resid...

October 21, 2018

In 2014, Rebecca Seawright became the first female to be elected to the State's 76th Assembly district, which includes Roosevelt Island. In the years since, she has fought to pass an Equal Rights Amendment billmarched with Islanders, honored residents as Women of Distinction, and worked behind the scenes on many Island issues. She is up for election again on November 6.

As part of the ongoing Roosevelt Island Time Capsule project, Island teen Fr...

September 23, 2018

Concerned about what to do in an emergency on Roosevelt Island? According to Chief Charles Lamberta of the FDNY’s 45th battalion, located in Long Island City, Queens, the answer is almost always to shelter-in-place – just stay home. “We focus on getting resources to the Island, not evacuating the Island,” he said.

Lamberta was one of seven panelists who spoke Thursday evening at an emergency preparedness forum held at Good Shepherd Community Center. Th...

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