Westview Voting on Affordability Plan

Westview tenants are voting this weekend on an affordability plan that will guide the building out of the State’s Mitchell-Lama affordable-housing program on a one vote-one apartment plan instead of one that is based on shares in a new corporation. The recently revealed plan offers some important wins for current tenants, but also leaves plenty of uncertainties, according to residents.

Burden Center Takes Over Senior Agency; RISA Soldiers On

After a rocky beginning that included instructor resignations and a protest by several Island seniors, Lisa Fernandez, director of the Island’s Carter Burden senior center, is on a campaign to win over the Island’s seniors. Judging from the center’s growing membership, she may be succeeding.

Gristedes Says State to Blame for WIC Snafu

“I love people. I love the press. I have nothing to hide,” says New York’s mercurial supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis, sitting at the head of a long table in a conference room at Red Apple Group Headquarters, flanked by Larry Sachs, his senior executive, and Emily Pankow, assistant general counsel.

Senator José Serrano on the Election and Island Issues

Senator José Serrano loves telling people about Roosevelt Island because, he says, “There really isn’t any other place like it in New York.” As part of our ongoing politics and election series, we sat down with the senator to hear his perspective on Island issues and the current political tone of the upcoming elections.

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Can it be fall already? While you’re still waiting for the heat (and the humidity) to break, think of happier times… like springtime… like St. Patrick’s Day! Say top o’ the mornin’ to some pre-fall fun (right after wiping this introduction from your memory, thanks).

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