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.
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Urbanism and consumerism collide in a new exhibit by Colombian artist Alexis Duque, opening October 13 at the Paul Calendrillo New York Gallery at 507 Main Street.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The presidential elections have made it hard for me to sleep,” says Council member Ben Kallos who is deeply disturbed by the national discourse.
recWorld champion and Olympic gold medalist Roman Sludnov is training the next generation of swimmers – right here on Roosevelt Island.
The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association, facing an ongoing investigation and internal finger-pointing, has withdrawn a request for thousands of dollars in public funding.
Sixteen years ago, after nine Island-related victims perished in the 9/11 attacks, the newly formed Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association (RIVAA) expressed their emotions using art, in an empty window of the Rivercross building. Several months later, with the support of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), the organization received permission to use the then empty, former Bigelow Pharmacy space at 527 Main Street for a group exhibit.
RIVAA’s Transitions exhibit is one of the annual group shows the organization holds in their gallery. This year, the show features works by 39 artists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two weeks ago, many Islanders took to New York’s Fifth Avenue and Washington, D.C., to protest as part of the Women’s March.
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.