New 63rd Street transfer improves Island access to Upper East Side
recWorld champion and Olympic gold medalist Roman Sludnov is training the next generation of swimmers – right here on Roosevelt Island.
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.”
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.
Real estate broker Oren Liberman has seen just about every corner of Roosevelt Island, from tiny studios to luxury penthouses. In the past six years, Liberman estimates that he’s completed about 200 transactions, including both sales and rentals, here on the Island.
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.
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.
A happy and healthy New Year from the RIRA Common Council to all of our Island neighbors, family, and friends!
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.
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.
The Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space is beginning to take shape.
Walking along Main Street, it’s hard to shake the ghost-town feeling created by long stretches of empty storefronts and papered windows.
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.
According to Hudson Related, several new businesses are in the works for 2017
February 10, 1942 - November 2, 2016
The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association, facing an ongoing investigation and internal finger-pointing, has withdrawn a request for thousands of dollars in public funding.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is it that Roosevelt Island have a vibrant retail scene?
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.
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.
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.