After four years of scooping brightly colored ice cream for Islanders of all ages, Scot Bobo, owner of Coach Scot’s Main Street Sweets, has decided to close shop for good as of November 30.
Jennifer Klein, Cornell Tech’s assistant director for strategic capital partnerships, has been searching for the right partners for Cornell Tech’s hotel and executive center for over a year. “We wanted a partner that understands university campuses, and has a unique, community-focused approach to their projects,” she said.
Dr. Jack Resnick, long-time Island physician, is moving his office. But patients won’t have to go far. He plans to relocate his practice to 520 Main Street in the new Roosevelt Island Urgent Care center sometime prior to January 1.
Islanders in need of quick or after-hours medical attention no longer have to travel to other parts of the City to see a doctor. As of November 1, they can step into the new Urgent Care center at 520 Main Street, directly across from the entrance to the Rivercross building.
I want to thank Scot Bobo and his crew at Main Street Sweets for their commitment to our Island and our kids.
On November 1 at or about 10:00 p.m., I had the most horrible conversation with the man in charge of the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) and Beacon, Charlie Defino. He was walking down Main Street and so was I; we bumped into each other.
I am a Roosevelt Island parent who has been put between a rock and a hard place.As a single parent, I breathed a sigh of relief last fall when my son turned six and was of age to participate in the free Beacon after-school program sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Youth Program. I ignored the disparaging comments I had heard from parents who didn’t feel warm and fuzzy about the place.
I purchased chocolate pudding at Gristedes, and, when I got home I discovered it was six weeks past expiration. I returned to the store, and the manager said, “Sorry about that,” and refunded my purchase.
I am 10 years old and live on Roosevelt Island. I want to invite you all to the program by kids 4-11 years old at my church.
The RIRA Column
Every winter, like clockwork, New York Junior Tennis and Learning (NYJTL) gears up for its free, early morning program at the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club. So why should kids ages five through 18 wake up at the ungodly hour of 6am to play tennis? Very simply, because it will help them succeed in life!
“The presidential elections have made it hard for me to sleep,” says Council member Ben Kallos who is deeply disturbed by the national discourse.
During the RIRA election campaign of 2014, The WIRE interviewed seven former RIRA presidents: John Sheehan (1980-81), Francoise Richards (1987-89), Patrick Stewart (2000-02), David Kraut (1992-94), Nellie Negrin Finnegan (1982-1984), Matthew Katz (2002-04, 2006-12), and Steve Marcus (2004-06).