No F-train service meant lines snaked along both sides of the Tram station Thursday morning
Islander Joyce Short was welcomed as a special guest of Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright at the January 30 New York State Family Planning Advocates’ Day of Action, in recognition of her work as an advocate for women’s issues.
For Island internist, Jack Resnick, the repeal of the ACA could spell the end of the Independence at Home Act (IHA), legislation that greatly expanded the scope of in-home services for Medicare beneficiaries.
The New York State law that gave birth to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) back in 1984 says that its board should be composed of nine members.
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.
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.
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.
RIRA is hosting an election, scheduled for April, to create a list of Island nominees to be considered by Governor Cuomo, and by Mayor de Blasio who is tasked with suggesting two appointments to the governor.
The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, known as RIVAA, is currently hosting two shows that explore the world through the eyes of an outsider – one looking at the connections and relationships in life and the other at the isolation one can feel.
recWorld champion and Olympic gold medalist Roman Sludnov is training the next generation of swimmers – right here on Roosevelt Island.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, someone has a plan for the old Tram cars! The original cabins, which currently sit gathering dust behind Motorgate, were included as part of the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space, a project outlying future development goals for the park just south of the Cornell Tech campus.
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.
Between the asylum, penitentiary, multiple hospitals, sprawling apartment complexes, and the soon-to-be-completed Cornell Tech campus, Roosevelt Island has a history of unique architecture. And one of the Island’s more storied structures also happens to be its smallest: the Lighthouse.
New 63rd Street transfer improves Island access to Upper East Side
RIVAA’s Transitions exhibit is one of the annual group shows the organization holds in their gallery. This year, the show features works by 39 artists.