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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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...

“We all know about the Cherry Blossom Festival,” opened Marcus Book, an assistant director of government and community relations for the MTA at last night’s town hall also attended by our elected officials, including council member Ben Kallos, and representatives for Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator José Serrano, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright.

The meeting took place at Good Shepherd Chapel an...

March 5, 2019

In 1968, Mayor John Lindsay tasked a 22-member committee with developing ideas for the underutilized, though ideally situated, Welfare Island. At the time, the narrow sliver of land in the East River was home to abandoned institutions and crumbling buildings. Urban renewal projects, and the enthusiastic social activism that guided them, were transforming neighborhoods all around the City, and the island’s close proximity to Midtown made it a prime can...

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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