Coding for Change

Cornell Team Brings Hackathon to PS/IS 217

They came, they saw, they hacked. Well, they encouraged hacking – the good kind.

Sandbagged By NYS Ruling, Island Kids Goes Online in Search for Funds

Historical Society and Other Non-Profits Also Hit

A sudden decision by the New York State Authorities Budget Office (ABO) is generating dire consequences for Roosevelt Island non-profit organizations that provide vital services to residents – especially children.

The RIRA Column

Cherry Blossom Festival, Hands-Only CPR, Blood Drive and more...

CPR Team Marks 435 Trained

Life-Saving Procedure Set to Be School Mandate

Lynne Shinozaki reports that 435 Islanders have been trained in hands-only CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation). “Our goal is to train this Island!” she writes, along with Sharon Williams.

It was 60 degrees for two days. In. A. Row. Get up! Get out! Get moving!

GIRLS Soccer Team Gets Taste of Law

Members of the GIRLS soccer team visited the offices of the Legal Aid Society (LAS) in Queens two weeks ago. (GIRLS stands for “Great Inspirational Role Model’s Leadership through Soccer.) GIRLS soccer coach Quincy Auger is a lawyer who works for LAS.

Gallery RIVAA: Arline Jacoby

Anyone who spent this past six months in New York can appreciate the serendipity of the moment when Arline Jacoby, one of Roosevelt Island’s pioneering artists, got a call from a friend inviting her to Laguna Woods in Southern California for the winter.

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