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After a summer hiatus, both the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, and the Roosevelt Island Residents Association held their first meetings last week. RIOC’s was rife with updates on the tram elevator, coming, Blackwell House, opening soon, and the soccer field, scheduled to open later this month.

RIOC welcomed familiar face, Gretchen Robinson, back to RIOC as General Counel and Vice President, a role most recently held by Jacqueline Flug. Robinso...

May 10, 2019

Attendees of the May 9 RIOC Board meeting were treated to a shorter meeting than usual, at just over an hour, and some remarks from board member David Kraut who commemorated his 25 years of service.

There might not be a fourth of July event on Roosevelt Island. In her President’s Report, RIOC President Susan Rosenthal explained that since the fireworks this year will be south of the Brooklyn Bridge, there will probably be no visibility from Roosevelt I...

March 3, 2019

Islanders taking the Tram in recent weeks land on the south side in Manhattan with a birds eye view of a big hole in the ground where our new elevator is supposed to go – that project’s delay is an added frustration at a time of Tram maintenance necessitating a closed center platform, a soon to be out-of-commission existing elevator (when they switch work to the north cabin), and awkward boarding protocol on both sides. Residents want to hear that thi...

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