Georgette Sinclair has just described overcoming the challenges and hardships of leaving her home in Romania to settle in this country. She concludes, “I always say, ‘God bless America.’”
Is there ever a Residents Association election that is not at a crossroads of some sort?
A Roosevelt Islander is dead after a nighttime accident with a Red Bus.
Halloween is here! Check out these frightfully fun haunts and happenings.
To the Editor:
Thank you for spotlighting PS/IS 217 in the September 27 and October 11 issues. We’re very proud of our students and the work being done at the school each day. Our school community is coming together to continue to build a stronger school for our Island, and we appreciate the recognition and support from the larger community.
Some Roosevelt Island residents made donations to the PTA general fund as a direct result of the WIRE articles. That support directly benefits our children and our community. The students and families look forward to sharing more of the exciting things happening at the school.
To Organizations, Merchants, Professionals, Housing Companies, and Residents:
It is time again to light up Main Street for the season’s expressions of happiness and joy. It is also time to collect for Holiday Lights. We need your contribution as soon as possible.
We would like to have our lighting ceremony at the beginning of December. The cost of each pole is $275. We accept and appreciate all contributions. We thank you in advance for your continuing support to the community.
Make checks payable to Roosevelt Island Chamber of Commerce. Mail to Julia Palermo at 595 Main Street #1202, NYC10044.
Common Council (42 seats)
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Infighting. Internal politics. Organizational power struggles.
Having taken a year and a half off from serving on RIRA, I returned this past March and was able to take an empty seat on the Common Council representing Westview.
I have been in the island since 1996 as permanent resident; visited friends occasionally since the 90s.
The Roosevelt Island Library drop-box has been vandalized several times, according to New York Public Library (NYPL) staff.
The New York Times announced the opening of our subway line 25 years ago, on October 29, 1989, with the headline The Subway to Nowhere Now Goes Somewhere.
Can Roosevelt Island bicycling be made safer? It's not an idle question.
Islander Anna Maria Mostrom, 29, died October 14 after a collision between the bicycle she was riding and a Red Bus. Her family decided to turn off her respirator after a firm determination that she was brain-dead. She passed away moments later, surrounded by family and friends. She leaves behind her parents, sister, boyfriend, and countless friends.