ADA, go to hell! Thats the message, loud and clear, from Roosevelt Island. Once the “City of Tomorrow,” it’s now the “Village of We Don’t Care” for the disabled and frail.Continue reading → ADA, go to hell! says Roosevelt Island
FIGMENT loves Roosevelt Island enough to bring the participatory arts festival back to Lighthouse Park, next year. FIGMENT 2020 now seeks City of Dreams Pavilion proposals.Continue reading → FIGMENT loves Roosevelt Island
My friend, rock star Binky Phillips arrived late at the top, but he’s there. International recognition is pouring in.Continue reading → Rock Star Binky Phillips
Was a RIOC driver as reckless as a furious and frustrated resident says? We can’t know for sure, but some facts are known. And they don’t reflect well on RIOC.Continue reading → Was RIOC Driver Reckless?
Manhattan Park’s project at 40 River Road got murkier yesterday, starting with increased ADA concerns and ending with permit questions.Continue reading → Manhattan Park Project Murkier
Last Chance: Salvage Swings has one week left in residence on Roosevelt Island. Winner of FIGMENT NYC 2019’s City of Dreams competition, the artwork remains until Friday, August 23rd.Continue reading → Last Chance: Salvage Swings in Lighthouse Park
Real estate developer, public safety offender, earns RIOC free pass
RIOC caves at Manhattan Park, handing them a free pass. For days, the real estate company blithely put lives at risk. The State twiddled its thumbs, then kissed butt. It did not surprise longtime observers. We’ve seen it before.Continue reading → RIOC Caves at Manhattan Park
At Manhattan Park, RIOC toughens, then lightens up. Roosevelt Islanders were encouraged when the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. shut down an illegal construction project. Manhattan Park did not have permits for work underway at 40 River Road. RIOCs’ resolve did not last.Continue reading → Manhattan Park: RIOC Toughens. Briefly
Is Manhattan Park splitting a community?
Roosevelt Island, New York City’s most unique, economically diverse community is being sliced apart by Starrett. Starrett owns Manhattan Park. They’ve acted mainly as an absentee landlord. Until now.Continue reading → Manhattan Park Splitting a Community?