Does anyone at RIOC ever actually listen to these things?
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It’s the best “job” I’ve ever had.
The RIRA Public Safety Committee’s proposed resolution to ban bike, scooter, and wheelchair access from the helix has garnered a strong response from all corners of the Island.
Is it too much to ask that our next RIOC President be a Roosevelt Island resident? If a bill proposed by Senator Jose Serrano and State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright makes it through the legislative process and is signed into law by the governor, we may yet see the day when our (still unelected) President is an Islander like us.
Community renewal is the biggest issue facing the Island today. Cornell might be the biggest game-changer, but we have to get our affairs in order as a community so we can best partner with Cornell and be most able to maximize its benefits.
Whether or not you believe RIOC’s account of when notice was given that Good Shepherd would not open for Sunday services last week, it is clear there was a communication lapse somewhere and the consequences went far beyond general inconvenience.
As of this issue, long-time WIRE editor and publisher Dick Lutz is retiring. On behalf of The WIRE team, we want to thank Dick for all he has done for the Island, and all he has done for us.
It has now been more than six years since the 54-page “Main Street Retail Study” was released in October, 2009. So how has the “master plan” worked out so far?
Roosevelt Island has Mitchell-Lama to thank for its success.
I am a terrible public speaker, so it’s probably a good thing that I had laryngitis for The WIRE recruitment session on Monday. That being said, I do have thoughts to share.
What can be done about RIOC and the RIOC Board of Directors?
With Charlene Indelicato’s decision to leave her position as RIOC President,The WIRE had an opportunity to sit down with her and discuss her tenure, what she views as her accomplishments, her regrets, and what challenges she believes lie ahead for the Island.
As editor ofThe WIRE, I strive to maintain an organizing principle that runs throughout the reporting, writing, and editing of this newspaper.
The principle is simple:Roosevelt Island will thrive as a community, or it will fail as a collection of strangers.
In the spirit of Roosevelt Island Day, we’d like to share a little bit about how we serve our community and why we believe in it.
Turning 40 means it’s not too late to take a community inventory and decide to change course.
There are some who believe that the creation of new Island organizations represent an existential threat to long-time institutions. In furtherance of this narrow vision, some among us seem more interested in pitting Islanders against each other than in opening opportunities for more and more of our neighbors to participate in our community and, thereby, become fully vested Islanders.
As you all know by now, there’s a baby boom on the Island, which has led to an increased interest in PS/IS 217 among Island parents. This is good news. From the late 1970s, soon after it opened, PS/IS 217 was always one of the best schools in District 2. Unfortunately, the building of the new facility in the early 1990s seemed to coincide with the school’s downturn.