Articles Tagged ‘Dana Agmon’

At Calendrillo Gallery, New Artist Explores Zen Art

Philip Smallwood’s interest in arthas been “life-long.” However, the Boston-bred furniture designer did not start his artistic journey until later in his life. Now, combining years of art education with the study of eastern religions and Asian paintings, Smallwood has found a new outlet for his artistic passion in Zen art.

Community and City Work to Ensure Clean Air

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.

Democracy Dead on RI in Long Wait for a Voice in Governance

It’s no secret that the lack of democratic process at the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has been at the forefront of concern for many long-time Island residents, and a matter of chronic reconsideration for the Roosevelt Island Resident Association (RIRA).

Hotel to Break Ground in ’17

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.

Illusion and Beauty at Paul Calendrillo Gallery

Blake Emory has always been an artist. He has been called one of the innovators of the Optic Modernism art movement, and has exhibited in prestigious galleries, as well as the world-famous Art Basel art fair.

Insider Offers View into RI Senior Association Meltdown

Of all the people involved in the Roosevelt Island Senior Association’s loss of the Senior Center contract in June, few had as close a view as Rema Townsend, who has found herself a target of suspicion and blame. However the true issue, she says, was a poorly organized board of directors that, for too long, was unwilling to take the helm.

Island Warms Up for Spring Baseball

riWith spring training in full swing (pun intended), baseball coaches everywhere are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Like last year, two Island organizations will be running youth baseball leagues this spring: the Roosevelt Island Youth Program and the Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development. Both are registering kids now.

Jennifer Young Exhibit

Artist Jennifer Young believes in the power of empathy. In her new gallery show Backstory, Young shows women caught in a vulnerable moment in hopes that the viewer will make an emotional connection.

RISA Drops Funding Bid Amid Investigation

The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association, facing an ongoing investigation and internal finger-pointing, has withdrawn a request for thousands of dollars in public funding.

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.

Senior Center Changes Become an Exercise in Patience

Every Wednesday, representatives of Senator José M. Serrano come to the Roosevelt Island Senior Center for office hours. Typically, their stay is uneventful. That wasn’t the case on July 6 when tens of seniors gathered in front of the Senior Center entrance to protest and voice concerns about the recent change in the center’s management.

Senior Center Changes Generate Discontent

Every Wednesday, representatives of Senator José M. Serrano come to the Roosevelt Island Senior Center for office hours. Typically, their stay is uneventful. That wasn’t the case the first Wednesday in July when tens of seniors gathered in front of the Senior Center entrance to protest and voice concerns about the recent change in the center’s management. Eric Rivera, the Senator’s aid, managed the impromptu meeting respectfully and thoughtfully.

Two RIVAA Art Shows Offer an Outsider’s View

The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, known as RIVAA, is currently hosting two shows that explore the world through the eyes of an outsider – one looking at the connections and relationships in life and the other at the isolation one can feel.

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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