The Hudson Companies paradox is simple. This master builder turns into a corporate buffoon when it strays from its core mission. We see it on Roosevelt Island. Lots of it. Hudson builds beautiful, even landmark residences, but badly underperforms when it goes into unfamiliar territory. Advertisements
Edward Logue’s Roosevelt Island isn’t exactly what we see today, but it’s close. Ed Logue? You’ve probably heard of Louis Kahn, designer of Four Freedoms Park. And maybe Phillip Johnson’s masterplan that’s still in place. But Ed Logue hired both, and he’s the guy who renamed Welfare Island after FDR.
RIOC’s plans for Southpoint Park take a major first step next year, according to a presentation made to its board in October. The activity involves, not just restoring, but improving East River access, spurred by Superstorm Sandy’s damages. Army Corps of Engineers and other approvals are pending. But opponents are
NYC opens pedestrian access for the Rockefeller Center Tree, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today. It will ease the annual sidewalk crush and decrease car traffic at key times. Tree lighting is set for December 4th, following seasonally themed music performances. A national broadcast starts at 8:00 and ends with
Roosevelt Island 2019 holiday decorating got a kick start on Tuesday. Santa’s sleigh arrived in Good Shepherd Plaza. New ornaments hung from trees in Riverwalk Commons, and Manhattan Park’s best in town trimmings wound around their front yard. Decorating from the Tram Plaza north staggered to an end at Westview.