Opinion: Our Promise to You

Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2016 is post-truth, defined as “the condition in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

Letters: PS/IS 217

Parents of children born in 2012 have until January 13 to apply for kindergarten. With so many options in the City, the process can feel overwhelming. I encourage you to check out our own excellent public school right here on Roosevelt Island, PS/IS 217.

Rosenthal: RIOC Ready to Start Spending

You’d think Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal’s biggest concern would be the recent revelation that the $1 million per year New York State was supposed to pay by the end of 2018 – some $23 million to$25 million in all – may go unpaid. But you’d be wrong.

Mexican Restaurant Signs Deal for Main Street Lease

Hudson Related Retail signed a new lease with Onda, billed as a contemporary Mexican Restaurant and Bar. It will be located at 548 Main Street, a two-story 2,000-square-foot space on the site of the former bakery. News of a new restaurant comes at a welcome time after Main Street Sweets’ November 30 closing.

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.

PS/IS 217 Embraces Computer Science

It’s a cloudy Tuesday morning, and PS/IS 217 third grade teacher Stephanie Ditaranto is turning her class into a human computer. The exercise is part of a new curriculum designed to bring computer science concepts into every grade at PS/IS 217.

Letters: RISA Clarification

The Roosevelt Island Senior Association (RISA) Executive Board wishes to clarify RISA’s standing regarding Public Purpose Funds reported on in the December 10 issue of The Main Street WIRE.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is it that Roosevelt Island have a vibrant retail scene?

Last Day for Main Street Sweets

Scot Bobo was in the process of packaging ice cream this morning -- part of the process of closing up Main Street Sweets after four years of an effort to provide Roosevelt Island with an ice cream parlor.

In November, Limited Tram Service

RIOC has announced a cutback in Tramway service November 7 and for the balance of November, so that inspections and maintenance can be done, including replacement of the floors in both cabins. During this time, the Tram will operate with one cabin and there will be Red Bus service to Manhattan Monday-Friday 10am-8:30pm.

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