Can Shelton Haynes handle RIOC? It’s a small deal in the greater State scheme of things, but Roosevelt Island needs better leadership. Can he supply it?
RIOC’s reckless assault on Southpoint Park trips on the heels of a broad evasion of responsibility. Ethical errors doom this project. And again, elected officials hide. Memorize their names for coming elections: […]
Suffrage in Four Freedoms Park, celebrated in a field of sunflowers, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Once again, the monumental staircase shouts, “Liberation!”
A Southpoint Park hoax was exposed yesterday when a newly open RIOC released the three-year old redesign plan approved in 2017. That plan got trashed in 2020 for a whole new direction, […]
Can we fix the East River? The trouble is, the East River isn’t a river. Rivers don’t change directions several times a day. Downstream flow lets true rivers rinse out, but the […]
Is Southpoint Park toxic waste the invisible gorilla in the room in the redesign? It seems to have slipped everyone’s notice, and that’s the point.
RIOC Chopped City, Part 2, provoked by mealy-mouthed excuse-making and evasion, takes an objective look at the careless destruction of inkberry trees. RIOC’s grounds crew decimated a couple of hundred feet of […]
Alice Childress on Broadway, exciting news at last about one of theatre’s most under-appreciated geniuses. Her Trouble In Mind debuts at the Roundabout next year. By David Stone Although Alice Childress acted, […]
Roosevelt Island’s Save Our Shorelines (SOS) protest gained momentum as state assembly member Rebecca Seawright signed on, but a day later, she ducked for cover.
The Roosevelt Island RIOC Tax…? It’s no surprise if you’ve never heard of it, but it’s real. And effectively disguised. All residents cough it up, every year, along with federal, state and […]