In the negotiations leading up to formal arrangements for Cornell to establish Cornell NYC Tech on Roosevelt Island, Islanders were promised that Cornell would “adopt” PS/IS 217.

Islanders are showing some impatience with Cornell NYC Tech, its construction process, its air-quality monitoring, its intended trucking schedule, and its attention to some form of integration with PS/IS 217.

The family of Anna Maria Mostrom has hired an attorney, and has filed a notice of claim against the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.

The Cornell Column

Happy Holidays! Cornell Tech was happy to welcome Roosevelt Islanders to a Town Hall meeting on Monday, December 8, to provide updates on our construction and community initiatives as our campus development continues to take shape.

Creative expressions of the white stuff with which we have a love/hate relationship will decorate Roosevelt Island this Christmas, thanks to RIVAA’s annual holiday group show. This year, the title is – appropriately – Snow.

When Rossana Ceruzzi received an early-morning phone call about a bird banging its head against the front door of 560 Main Street, she jumped out of bed, dressed hastily, and went out to investigate.

The air is cold, but the house is crowded. Get both the kids and the second cousins off the couch with these diverse diversions.

Roosevelt Island’s Catholic congregation has a new priest. Fr. Thomas Kallumady, whose assignment breaks new ground for the Cabrini parish, is not native-born.

A Saga: 3,000 Pounds of Lamp Base. (Really.)

Written by Laura A. Russo.

On a freezing day in January 2011, historian Mitch Waxman explored the snow-filled streets of the Woodside/Astoria border.

The non-descript neighborhood, known mostly for its massive Korean church and shared tracks of Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road, was hardly a likely place to stumble upon a historical treasure.

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