Roosevelt Island is getting a new library, and residents are getting a say in what it will offer.
Kids – 400. Coaches – 40. Teams – 20 plus. Referees – 8. Adib Mansour has reason to be proud. And maybe a little tired. But still enthusiastic.
The Roosevelt Island Community Coalition is asking residents to turn out in force for a December 8 town meeting about Cornell construction.
There’s a transit fare increase in the works. Tram riders will not be spared. By agreement, the coming increase will apply to Tram rides, too.
Probably no recent issue of The WIRE better demonstrates the widely varied interests and activities that are alive and well among the people of Roosevelt Island. Like the City that surrounds us, we are a people of many interests, many talents, and a healthy supply of determination.
Letters from our readers...
On November 6, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Senator Charles Schumer announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) commitment to contribute at least $1.6 billion to repair and protect public hospitals damaged by Superstorm Sandy in late October, 2012. Roosevelt Island’s Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility (Coler) is receiving $181 million of that sum.
For nearly two decades, Roosevelt Island physician Jack Resnick has been working on keeping his sickest patients out of the hospital.
Yawa Kurkiewicz has a new bike, and thereby hangs a tale.
An Islander is working to bring early-childhood education on Roosevelt Island up to date with a new program – one that dates back 70 years.
by Jack Resnick, M.D.
A New York City holiday season may come with plenty of boxes and bags, but even a Grinch’s heart will grow with all of these festivities.