The RIRA Column
Mar 14, 2015
Roosevelt Island Residents Association
Like the end of the longest of nights, it seems that the dawn of spring has finally come to our little ship floating in the East River. As the snow and ice that have capped our streets, walkways, and parks for nearly three months melt to reveal fresh ground, our Island families, friends, and neighbors emerge from the cocoon of their apartments to bask in the warming sun and breathe the fresh air. Spring brings a number of Island celebrations intended to renew the ties that bond us as neighbors, and the first is...
Easter Egg Hunt
PS/IS 217 is officially on the ballot for this year’s Participatory Budgeting, in which residents of 24 City Council districts have the opportunity to vote on how to spend $25 million of taxpayer money. Through the hard work and support of Principal Mandana Beckman, the Parent Teacher Association, parents and friends, the Cornell Tech Partnership, City Councilmember Ben Kallos, and countless others, PS/IS 217 now has a real chance of bringing a 6,750-square-foot green roof and green STEM learning hub to our Island children – but they need your help. During the week of April 13, please stop by the following venues and vote for PS/IS 217’s Green Roof initiative: Monday, April 13, 7:30-10:30 a.m. at PS/IS 217; Tuesday, April 14, 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center; Wednesday, April 15, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Library; and Saturday, April 18, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Visitor’s Kiosk. No voter registration or proof of citizenship is required. There’s tough competition, against many others on the Upper East Side, so be sure to get out and vote!