Hillary Rodham Clinton came to Roosevelt Island on June 13 - a key step in her quest for the Presidency.
Public Purpose Fund grants, on which many Island organizations rely, are saved – for now.
Project Main Street, a group that helps those living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) improve their quality of life by lessening the financial burden associated with the disease, will hold its first-ever Island event on July 25.
You may not know their names, or even their faces, but people have been at work on your behalf.
A Living Library brings multiple subjects to life through hands-on learning for students of all ages while greatly improving and transforming public spaces.
The RIRA Column
Roosevelt Island Day, Cornell and PS/IS 217, Public Purpose Funds, Relay for Life and the Summer hiatus
This week, we had the pleasure of celebrating Cornell Tech’s groundbreaking at the beautiful Four Freedoms Park with Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Cornell University President David Skorton, and many others who have played a vital role in this project.
Photos by Darryl Howard, Jeff Prekopa, Angela Farrar and The Main Street WIRE
The City might be running out of affordable places to live and eat, but there are still some entertainment options that are easy on the wallet.
The tired, weather-worn buildings that housed longterm patients at Goldwater Memorial Hospital since 1939 are gone. With a bird’s-eye view from the Tram, Roosevelt Islanders see that fresh soil has been dug up on the world-class technology campus that Cornell University will build. Fittingly, to celebrate its official groundbreaking, the university commissioned "Tropicália," an installation by Peter D. Gerakaris, an artist whose reputation is also world-class, if of much shorter duration.
June 19 to July 19, daily 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., 888 Main St.
Those who have followed Toshiko Kitano Groner’s steady progression as a visual artist will want to see this exhibit of her latest work.
Text of the Speech:
At Four Freedoms Park, Hillary Clinton Lists Her Four Fights
The text of Hillary Clinton's speech at Four Freedoms Park on June 13, 2015.
Cornell NYC Tech celebrated its groundbreaking this week – and had plenty to celebrate.