We homo sapiens tend to have an attitude of superiority. We often think of ourselves as special. Usually we look at other life as much less than homo sapiens. I was brought up short yesterday by a small blip in time.
The Democratic party is holding its federal office primary on Tuesday, June 28. Incumbent Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney is seeking to retain the seat she has held since 1992, representing District 12, which includes Roosevelt Island. She is being challenged by businessman Peter Lindner.
Every Wednesday, representatives of Senator José M. Serrano come to the Roosevelt Island Senior Center for office hours. Typically, their stay is uneventful. That wasn’t the case on July 6 when tens of seniors gathered in front of the Senior Center entrance to protest and voice concerns about the recent change in the center’s management.
The 2016 Fall for Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday, September 24th. RIOC is seeking artists or groups to each paint one of several 6-by-8-foot murals outdoors during the Festival, which will be held from 11 AM – 4 PM on the lawn south of 531 Main St. Please submit sketches in this year’s theme- “Mosaic Vignettes: Scenes of New York City”! The deadline to submit is Friday, September 9th.
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A new President and CEO, Howard Axel, has been named to Four Freedoms Park.
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.
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.
Annie, the irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage on Roosevelt Island.
RIOC runs the Island. Being in charge is never easy. The 12,000 residents on the Island have opinions. Being able to express those opinions is the essence of democracy.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation held a formal unveiling Tuesday, April 27, for the new Blue Dragon sculpture at Southpoint Park.
In a little over a month, Islanders may be able to view the progress of construction at the Cornell Tech site via a webcam. The camera, providing a 24/7 view of the campus as the build-out continues, was announced at an April 26 meeting of the Cornell & Community Construction Task Force.
1296 Islander votes counted from Manhattan Park and south. This count does not include the Octagon.
High Tech Cornell On A Blue Collar Mission
With a recruitment event at the RIVAA Gallery, 527 Main Street, this week, Cornell Tech throws its considerable influence in support of non-traditional employment for women.
Motorgate and Octagon Get Updates
Moving beyond the bounds of its main gallery, the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association brought new works to both their Motorgate and Octagon Galleries.
It “Ain’t That Pretty At All”
Twelve of us gathered very early one morning in the office of an executive with New York’s Office of General Services, high above what looked like a miniature city from thirty floors up in the Corning Tower. The Hudson River and hills rolling off into Rensselaer County filled the distance behind him.
Move for Greater Self-Governance
On March 28, in a bill sponsored by Member Rebecca Seawright, the New York State Assembly approved a measure of great importance to local interests.
Ellen Polivy and Margie Smith Recognized
“It is important to recognize the women who paved the way,” said State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright in her remarks.
In the next few days, Roosevelt Islanders get a rare opportunity to make their wishes known as to how their city tax dollars are spent.
Parents have a limited time remaining to register their kids for this year's Egg Hunt. Registrations, at rira-eeh-weebly.com are due by Thursday, March 24.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney announced her re-election bid today in the following press release:
Last night around 10:35 PM, Oksana Gutsal was out walking her dogs near the meditation bleachers when she lost sight of her miniature Dachsund, Max. At the same time eye witnesses say they saw an Asian/Indian woman and man in their twenties load the dog into a black SUV and drive off.
The case of Fr. Peter Miqueli has risen to the level of national interest with its appearance in the National Catholic Register, which describes itself as "America's most complete Catholic news source.
January 28, 2016, on the Manhattan-bound Tram:
A dispatch from the trailing edge of our future...
Father Peter Miqueli has resigned from the Bronx parish he served after leaving Roosevelt Island.
Islanders are being asked to save their garbage for composting.
Amalgamated Bank has set its 2015 Holiday Toy Drive in motion. Bryan Trevino, the bank’s Senior VP of Retail Channels, says that last year was one of the bank’s most successful toy drives ever.
Nine Roosevelt Island organizations will share in $100,000 of Public Purpose money, if the Board of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) accepts the recommendations voted on Wednesday night (November 11) by the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA).
How will Roosevelt Island be protected? The City and RIOC will have to work together.
Looking forward to a possible January re-opening, Trellis has started a Kickstarter campaign.
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