Facing possible expulsion from the RIRA Common Council, Frank Farance has issued a 14-page defense. The Council will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, to hear from Farance and, presumably, to vote on the proposed expulsion (see RIRA Column, page 2).
What is up with the #%¿@!&* subway?
Well, it seems Roosevelt Island has been caught, is caught, and will be caught for a while in New York City’s leap into a transportation future envisioned at the beginning of the last century. That’s right, the first mention of a Second Avenue subway happened back in 1919.
It is difficult to shed the temptation to comment on the proceedings before the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association – a bill of particulars lodged against a member, charges, a defense coming (and previewed in this issue, starting on page 1), and a decision. It is a process that will play out to some decision – one that we will observe in its fullness before considering a pronouncement on the specifics.
I remember where I was. We all do – all of us who were alive and aware that day.