The cat sanctuary water crisis, caused for still unexplained reasons, flared in late spring, 2018. By the end of June, it ended, but repercussions vibrate into 2021 with dried up water fountains and unanswered health concerns. As we put away the original Roosevelt Island Daily, this month, we’re […]
The 2020 Cat Sanctuary crisis resolved in December, the state agency returning to its senses. But two years ago, their first assault was just as mean, albeit a lot more whiney and ridiculous. Here’s our report from 2018, updated.
RIOC conflicts of interest for board member Michael Shinozaki loom large but remain publicly undisclosed. He does not abstain from voting, and he’s open with opinions. But why no disclosure…?
In a last minute move, RIOC seeks a benefit for Hudson-Related, disregarding public wishes, at its December board meeting. The state agency wants the real estate giant off the hook for building promised restrooms at Firefighter’s Field. But there’s plenty of disturbing action going with it.
If you count on F & E Trains for getting around, changes are ahead, starting January 1st. Eight years after Superstorm Sandy, repairs are finally on track.
In April, 2011, the Wall Street Journal quoted RIOC board member Jonathan Kalkin. “This has really been the big thing on this island that’s never worked. We’re excited to finally take this albatross off our neck, and let this place thrive,” he said. He was talking about handing […]
RIOC digs in deeper, embracing magical budgeting and pushing back against community outreach. At an unannounced Audit Committee meeting, RIOC’s bunker mode was in full force.
Lines formed early before Roosevelt Island’s COVID-19 mobile testing site opened. Weather was damp and a little chilly, but spirits were high along the hour-long line. By David Stone Roosevelt Island News Roosevelt Islanders waited months for testing. “The first person to be tested arrived at the big […]
“A new COVID-19 rapid testing location will be opening on Roosevelt Island in mid-December 2020! Testing will be located at 526 Main St., the former R.I. Branch Library location…” That was RIOC on November 30th. But now, it’s December 11th… Mid-December. What’s happening now with RIOC’s COVID testing […]
Answering the COVID challenge, Madison Abdul — now Madi Jo — fills the void with a return to her roots. She takes the stage in The Ghosts All Around Us, a new work by Jonathan Fadner, back home with Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance.