Editorial: Giving, To Receive

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.

Getting Coler Ready for Another Sandy

Written by Briana Warsing.

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.

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