For those attending Wednesday night’s meeting of the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) who came expecting fireworks or fearing further dysfunction, it didn’t happen.
“I’m not going to stand for the yelling,” he said.
Jeff Escobar, thrust into the presidency of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) by Ellen Polivy’s resignation early last month, is facing the need to reconstruct an organization whose Common Council has been beset by rancor, distractions, and disarray.
• The Youth Program Beacon is offering drum and piano lessons for 5th-to-9th-graders. See Coming Up continuing-events listing.
• Tax preparation help is available on Saturdays in March to individuals with adjusted gross incomes below $20,000 and families below $52,000 through the New York City Comptroller’s office. Appointments via 212‑669‑3916; see tinyurl.com/TaxPrepNYC for documentation required.
At the end, there were congratulations. And applause.
The biggest show on the Island Wednesday night was a performance in the basement of the Good Shepherd Center.