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Rosenthal Named RIOC President

In a last-minute agenda item, Susan G. Rosenthal was appointed to the position of President/Chief Executive Officer of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) at Thursday evening’s board meeting. She has been acting CEO since predecessor Charlene Indelicato left in March.

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At Cornell Tech, Sustainable Design

“What you’re seeing here is about nine months away from opening. And when it opens, it’s gonna be great. That’s Andrew Winters, Senior Director of Capital Projects for Cornell Tech, as he led a group through the Island campus last Sunday as part of Open House New York Weekend, a city-wide tour series that showcases new and innovative spaces.

RIRA President Relishes Role of Island Facilitator

Jeff Escobar may spend his days in the elegant offices of midtown law firm Chadbourne & Parke, but his thoughts seem firmly focused on Roosevelt Island. As president of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA), Escobar has worked to help turn RIRA from a group he described as “reactionary” to one he sees as proactively engaging with the larger community – both on the Island and off.

Youth Leaders Entertain Seniors

Ten teenage girls hosted an event Thursday for seniors at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center. Jaden, Anyah, Tia, Saryah, Madison, Kayla, Nia, Kyla, Kaia, and Chastity organized a healthy meal, then performed on the piano, and presented a dance show for Island seniors. It was part of the “Make It Count” leadership program started by Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council member, Adib Mansour.

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