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June 17, 2019

The Westview buildings, 595 and 625 Main Street, are in a transition period at present and have been for some years.  As the last Mitchell-Lama affordable housing residence on Roosevelt Island, we have relied on the Westview Task Force, Inc.(WTI) incorporated in 2003, for the purpose of negotiating the buyout with owners and elected by a small number of the 361 Westview tenant leaseholders.  This organization, elected by and of the tenancy and subject...

January 3, 2019

I've been trying to get an answer as to who is responsible for pruning of trees on the property on buildings on Roosevelt Island.

I went to the RIOC office and was advised that in this particular case, it is the building management's responsibility because the trees are on their property.

I've sent management pictures, yet nothing has been done. When we have a heavy rain or snow, branches keep breaking off. I don't want someone to get hi...

November 1, 2018

Vadim Malinsky

I am a senior executive at Bloomingdale’s working for corporate communications and technology department. I have lived on the Island for over eight years and consider it my home. I also volunteer for the United States Coast Guard in Auxiliary Flotilla 10-5 Battery Park. I have organized several community events on Roosevelt Island like pilaf Saturdays at the Farmers Market, I ave DJ-ed for the International Dinner at PS/IS 217, as well a...

July 24, 2018

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation held a special Board of Directors meeting Monday night to work through some last-minute business, including the approval of a long-awaited ground lease for the Westview building. RIOC President Susan Rosenthal also offered an update on other Island concerns, including the safety of some public water sources, which have been turned off for the past couple weeks for testing, additional Helix repairs, and the up...

July 19, 2018

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has scheduled a special Board meeting for Monday, July 23, to vote on an amendment to the Westview ground lease. This means that years of negotiation regarding Westview's exit from the Mitchell-Lama affordable housing program could finally be coming to a close.

The ground lease negotiation has been one of several issues holding up the building's privatization process. Its potential resolut...

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