The widely admired Roosevelt Island cat sanctuary in Southpoint Park is endangered. Known for its loving, unpaid animal care, it’s in trouble because its landlord, RIOC, suddenly wants money. After fifteen years of mutual support, is it legit or retaliation?
Who’s sabotaging the Westview plan for exiting Mitchell-Lama into affordability? Four full years after tenants overwhelming approved the plan, it’s lost in Cuomo’s Albany. Two years there and two more RIOC wasted screwing around with ownership here before voting “Yes.” So, who’s doing the dirty work now?
RIVAA Vernissage XIX, rising now after a six-month pandemic stall, is a fresh sign of life for Roosevelt Island. Because you probably missed it, here’s a look at opening night, photos courtesy of Tad Sudol and RIVAA.
A “carbon sink” now proposed for Roosevelt Island, if built, would change the community and New York architecture forever. But imagination can sometimes overwhelm resistance.
A literal dream within a dream, fanciful play, reality phases in and dashes back out. Personal tuning’s at the wheel. No one does it like anyone else… And now, we know it might be even zanier.
RIOC’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, starting April 1st, hinges on the unthinkable… the end of Tram service for Roosevelt Island. Partly, that’s the result of the state’s original sin, failing to embrace democracy.
RIOC caved again, giving the Sanctuary carte blanche for a West Promenade party, free illegal parking for guests and more. A new era of indifference to community concerns paved the way, and RIOC’s board played along.
That’s right. Big bad RIOC really doesn’t like little old me, and I think I know why. It’s because, as a journalist, I’m a thorn looking for a side. Healthy skepticism is necessary for doing a good job, but RIOC makes it even better, rewarding distrust.
Elbow Ass Distinction Disorder, EADD, rages across the U.S. It’s catching, and although the symptoms aren’t clear, experts promise you’ll know it when you see it.
The little known Conservatory Garden in Central Park is a New York City treasure, a quiet place too few enjoy. Let’s take a look.