The year was 1976. Gerald Ford was President. Abe Beame was mayor of New York. The pop chart was packed with hits from the Bay City Rollers, Barry Manilow, Diana Ross and Paul Simon (extra points to those of you who can guess the song titles popular that year). Taxi Driver, Carrie and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest hit the theaters. And the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery (RIDN) was started by a group of Island parents seeking quality, community-based, early education, for their two-, three- and four-year olds.
Beginning January 18, all Island residents will have the opportunity to tell their representatives what they really think about life on the Island.
Jenny and Wes Hansen exchanged wedding vows over the East River on the Tram on December 22.
Community renewal is the biggest issue facing the Island today. Cornell might be the biggest game-changer, but we have to get our affairs in order as a community so we can best partner with Cornell and be most able to maximize its benefits.
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The Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance (MST&DA) started as the Main Street Theatre in 1982. Conceived by Diana Brill and a group of other arts-minded residents, the first Board recruited theatre veterans Nancy and Worth Howe to run the programs and found space in the Youth Center (now the Cultural Center at 548 Main Street.)
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Neighbors, family and friends – a very Happy and Healthy New Year to each and every one of you! It seems that Jack Frost has finally returned from his vacation, and winter has arrived. As the cold winter sun begins to settle over the City and we begin the long march towards spring, your Common Council has been hard at work. Here’s what been happening over the holiday season and in the works for 2016.
Happy New Year! 2015 was a very exciting year for Cornell Tech, and we’re looking forward to what’s to come in 2016.
Still trying to snap out of the holiday haze? Start the New Year off right by cleaning up, getting out, and trying something new.