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September 20, 2017

If the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) gets its way, Roosevelt Island will receive over $23.9 million from New York State this coming year to help with long overdue capital expenses. 

 The money is the result of a 2013 agreement between RIOC and the State in exchange for handing over the land that the Loop Road, which rings Cornell’s development, sits on. The deal, outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), stated that the State wou...

August 27, 2017

A Westview resident says tenants have been left in the dark about the building's privatization process. In that silence, rumors and fear circulate. Is there any end in sight?

August 27, 2017

The New York City Council serves a critical function. It works with the mayor to decide how to allocate more than $80 billion in the City budget each year. Council members also pass dozens of bills, shape major land-use proposals, and monitor City agencies to hold them accountable to the taxpaying public.

On September 12, Roosevelt Island’s City Council member, Ben Kallos, will face two challengers in the Democratic Primary election: community organize...

June 11, 2017

Corcoran real estate broker, Ben Garama, is trying to set a Roosevelt Island record with the Island’s first ever $2 million listing. The three-bedroom condo at 415 Main Street, which has been on the market for three weeks, has already attracted multiple offers, leaving its owners with a tough, but welcome decision – take the highest offer, or wait for the asking price. Either, according to Garama, will set an Island record.

It’s a milestone that comes...

April 9, 2017

Like a party planner rushing to get everything done before the first guests arrive, Cornell Tech is in the process of putting finishing touches on its state-of-the-art graduate-school campus, scheduled to open this summer. In a March 29 Town Hall meeting at the Manhattan Park Theatre Club, speakers outlined the final stages of preparation, including landscaping, security, hiring, and the school’s role as Roosevelt Island’s newest tenant. 

“This is a bi...

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