Speaking enthusiastically of Roosevelt Island, Samantha Berg, Amalgamated Bank’s Executive Vice President in charge of Community Banking says, “We are excited with all the developments on the Island, the Mitchell Lama conversions, the new buildings, Cornell… we see plenty of opportunities. The population of the Island has grown by more than 20% over the past 10 years and is expected to double over the next several.”
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Politico is reporting that a group of developers want to build hard by the Queensboro Bridge, and include a footbridge to Roosevelt Island. Here's a link to the story. They're not planning to call it "Roosevelt Island East," but there's a clear incentive for construction in the coming of Cornell Tech.
For Islanders, a key question might be about what this might do to rush-hour Tramway traffic.
Roosevelt Island Day Nursery (RIDN) will be a full-day UPK [Universal Pre-K] provider next year. "Children with a 2012 date of birth are eligible to attend school at RIDN 8:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, for free, during the 2016-2017 school year,” RIDN Director Pamela Stark said via email on the Roosevelt Island Parents’ Network (RIPN) early Monday morning. Eva Bosbach, RIPN Coordinator, said, “It is fantastic news that Roosevelt Island is getting 50 additional UPK seats, making it a total of 86 UPK seats available to our families starting this September!”
Progress has been made to resolve Roosevelt Island’s 911 emergency response issues according to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC).
Islanders need to come together to support neighbors, advocate for greater accessibility, and push back against the dismantling of affordable housing that makes it increasingly difficult for residents with disabilities to call Roosevelt Island home, say the speakers assembled to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
There was an attempted robbery Monday night at China 1, the restaurant located in the Westview building at 609 Main Street, according to owner Sam Lee.
A woman picked up her son from the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery on January 12 and confronted a man she believed was smoking marijuana outside the playground adjacent to the school.
AVAC Often Down, Tenants Report
The Island garbage-removal system suffers from its 40-year age.
In the next few days, Roosevelt Islanders get a rare opportunity to make their wishes known as to how their city tax dollars are spent.
A special visit to Roosevelt Island in 2014 will result in the installation of a sculpture,Blue Dragon, on the Island in early April of this year.Blue Dragon’s artists, Gustav and Ulla Kraitz, were brought to visit the Island by Islander Elisabeth Halvarsson Stapen in May of 2014. Stapen says of Gustav Kraitz, “He is excited about the Island. It pays that I brought him here.”
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.
At a January 31 Cornell Task Force meeting, Cornell Tech announced that it planned to set aside 66 of the 352 apartments in the Passive House, the campus residential building set to open this summer, for Weill Cornell Medical personnel.
The fifth annual Cherry Blossom Festival, held Saturday April 30, attracted between 2500 and 3000 attendees at multiple locations, on the plaza at Manhattan Park, Gallery RIVAA, along the promenade, and at Island Wine & Spirits.
Roosevelt Island’s rite of spring, the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, will be held at a new location, in Manhattan Park, as the community gathers to celebrate the blossoming cherry trees and Japanese culture on Saturday, April 30. The event is organized by the Roosevelt Island Residents Association’s (RIRA) Social, Cultural and Education Committee (SCE).
For Islanders unlucky enough to have missed the Roosevelt Island’s Only Comedy show on April 22, you have another chance on May 27 and every fourth Friday after that.
According to Hudson Related, several new businesses are in the works for 2017
In December 2001, the Apellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York confirmed the findings of the environmental consulting firm Allee, King, Rosen & Fleming Inc (AKRF) concerning the air quality on Roosevelt Island. Fifteen years later, many Roosevelt Island residents wonder just what effect those billowing power station smokestacks have on the Island’s air quality.
"'All that is very well,' answered Candide, 'but let us cultivate our garden.'" –"Candide", Voltaire
Beginning January 18, all Island residents will have the opportunity to tell their representatives what they really think about life on the Island.
They’re ba-ack! Con Edison hopes to start work this Sunday evening connecting gas to our new gas main, representatives from Con Edison (ConEd) informed Islanders in a presentation before the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Wednesday night. Although they are still awaiting final permission from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), that permission seems likely. ConEd was clear that none of this work will impact Island gas service.