Articles Tagged ‘RIRA Column’

RIRA: Celebrate Spring at the Egg Hunt

Like the longest of nights, it seems that the dawn of Spring has finally come to our little ship floating in the East River. The snow and ice capping our streets, walkways, and parks is melting to reveal fresh ground. Our Island family, friends, and neighbors are emerging from the cocoons of their apartments to bask in the warming sun and breathe in the renewed fresh air. It seems that Spring has finally arrived, and with it brings a number of Island celebrations to renew the ties that bond us as neighbors, starting with the Annual RIRA Egg Hunt.

RIRA: Do We Want a Say in Who Governs Us?

RIRA: Do We Want a Say in Who Governs Us?

A little over a year ago, by a 12th-hour edict from the governor’s office, our current Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) president, chief financial officer, and vice-president for operations were quietly appointed with little notice and no input from us.

The RIRA Column - April 9, 2016

The RIRA Column

Our little ship in the East River has been humming with activity as the doldrums of winter are shaken off and spring begins in earnest.

The RIRA Column - August 6, 2016

The RIRA Column

Happy Summer! The “dog days of summer” are upon us, and the Common Council hopes that the summer season has been safe and healthy, full of outdoor fun, family, and memories.

The RIRA Column - February 13, 2016

The RIRA Column

Valentine’s Day weekends for the past two years were both forecast to be snowy and cold. I implore you to check in on your infirm, immobile, and needy neighbors. Lend a helping hand as they seek comfort and warmth.

The RIRA Column - January 23, 2016

The RIRA Column

If our local weather forecasts are to be believed, you are either reading this warmly tucked at home with friends and family as Jack Frost finally comes back from vacation, blanketing our little ship on the East River with a thick cover of snow, or you are whiling the weekend away, relieved that New York has once again evaded Snowmageddon. Either way, we, on the Roosevelt Island Residents’ Association, hope that our Island neighbors, family, and friends have had a great start to the New Year. Here’s what’s been happening the last few weeks.

The RIRA Column - January 9, 2016

The RIRA Column

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.

The RIRA Column - June 11, 2016

The RIRA Column

Happy Roosevelt Island Day! Head to Good Shepherd Plaza starting at 9 a.m. for a day of community service, festivities and fun.

The RIRA Column - June 25, 2016

The RIRA Column

Happy Summer, Friends and Neighbors! Summer has finally arrived. The Common Council hopes that this summer season will be a safe and healthy one, full of outdoor fun, family, and memories.

The RIRA Column - June 6, 2015

The RIRA Column

Updates from the Island Services Committee, Roosevelt Island Day and the annual Blood Drive, Cornell and PS/IS 217, and the Summer hiatus

The RIRA Column - Leave Southpoint Open Space...Open

On March 1, the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Resident Association (RIRA) unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of the ecological and wildlife balance at Southpoint Park. The 7.5-acre park is subject to enhancement proposals to be finalized by RIOC this month. Roosevelt Island residents had the opportunity to contribute ideas and views to the redesign process throughout 2016 and this year, as part of the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space.

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