No F-train service meant lines snaked along both sides of the Tram station Thursday morning

The Community Column: Girl Scout Troop 3001

The mission of the Girl Scouts of the USA is to “build girls of courage, confidence, and character that make the world a better place.” Here on Roosevelt Island, volunteer scout leaders Yitza Martinez, Heather Smith, and I are working with our many civic-minded organizations and individuals to do just that. And on behalf of the girls and parents in Troop 3001, we would like to express our appreciation to the entire community for supporting our troop over the past four years.

Efforts to Remove Sutton Place Tennis Bubble Stall

For 38 weeks of the year, the Sutton East Tennis Club’s inflatable tennis bubble sits underneath the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge – directly across the river from the Island’s own tennis bubble – on top of the 1.25-acre Queensboro Oval, a public park. The group’s lease, which dates back to 1997, was set to expire in August, igniting demands from local residents to turn the space back into a full-time public park.

Free Space Available for Islanders

Book clubs, parent groups, and other Islanders looking for a quiet place to meet now have a new option. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) announced on February 8 that it would offer free community space to Roosevelt Island groups at the Cultural Center, located at 548 Main Street.

Jennifer Young Exhibit

Artist Jennifer Young believes in the power of empathy. In her new gallery show Backstory, Young shows women caught in a vulnerable moment in hopes that the viewer will make an emotional connection.

Doctors Warn of Impact of Health Care Changes

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have a profound effect upon many of Roosevelt Island’s residents, particularly those receiving treatment at Coler, the Island’s post-acute care center, as well as thousands of Island Medicaid recipients, according to John Jurenko, vice president of intergovernmental relations and planning at NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the largest public health-care system in the nation.

Island Warms Up for Spring Baseball

riWith spring training in full swing (pun intended), baseball coaches everywhere are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Like last year, two Island organizations will be running youth baseball leagues this spring: the Roosevelt Island Youth Program and the Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development. Both are registering kids now.

The RIRA Column - Leave Southpoint Open Space...Open

On March 1, the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Resident Association (RIRA) unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of the ecological and wildlife balance at Southpoint Park. The 7.5-acre park is subject to enhancement proposals to be finalized by RIOC this month. Roosevelt Island residents had the opportunity to contribute ideas and views to the redesign process throughout 2016 and this year, as part of the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space.

curated by Sara Maher

Spring has sprung! Take that, you grumbly groundhog. Start bringing yourself out of hibernation with art, outer space, and some good old-fashioned Internet activism.

Campus Apts Will House Medical Staff

At a January 31 Cornell Task Force meeting, Cornell Tech announced that it planned to set aside 66 of the 352 apartments in the Passive House, the campus residential building set to open this summer, for Weill Cornell Medical personnel.

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