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AM Rebecca Seawright Targeted In Anti-Semitic Attack

Seawright on the job in her district in 2016. Early Tuesday, her office was vandalized with paint and an anti-Semitic message.


“That big red thing under the bridge…” The East River Roundabout Needs More Love


What is Roosevelt Island?


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Subways, Ferries & Buses

F Trains (Closed from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. daily), Roosevelt Island Tram (Closed from 1:00 to 6:00 a.m. for Cleaning), NYC Ferry (reduced) and Q102 Bus (Essential Services) on weekday schedules.

Check on-time subway status, all lines, here.



RIOC Red Buses on weekend schedules (15 minute intervals) at all times.

Wednesday’s Weather, August 12th, 2020… Mostly cloudy with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 80s. Air Quality Index: Moderate.


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Foodtown’s New Weekly Circular Is Here



Roosevelt Island News Plan To Fix America Fast

Fix America Fast, Ready to work
Our Fix America Fast Plan, a blueprint for renewal, solves most of our worst problems in one big push. Seize the moment. Get egos and greed out of the way, and let’s get going.

In Short Supply: American COVID-19 Truth

Coronavirus leadership crisis
Now that we’ve raced past the 100,000 death mark, the absence of straight forward facts about our position compared the rest of the world is inexplicable. Here are the simple truths we’re not being told.

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Tram passenger limits and more safety measures from RIOC


Tram Guide Coronavirus Update

The first Roosevelt Island Tram

Free meal distribution weekdays at PS/IS 217 (Source: New York City Board of Education)

  • Free “Grab and Go” meals are available for all New Yorkers.
  • Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
  • Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
  • No one will be turned away at any time.
  • No registration, ID, or documentation required.
  • All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.
  • No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
  • Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children‎.

Getting to Know Roosevelt Island…

Time for a long, feet on the ground look at Roosevelt Island transit options and the future…

First NYC Ferry landing on Roosevelt Island
RIOC president Susan Rosenthal, with council member Ben Kallos on hand, is first arrival on NYC Ferry to Roosevelt Island. The ferries are great but barely a dent in relieving congestion here. Take the ride…

Planned as a City of Tomorrow, Roosevelt Island was born of ideals and rose from the ashes of a city in ruins. Race riots and crime defined too much of a graffiti-scarred town.

Months before, a Daily News headline, Ford to City: Drop Dead, marked the pit of New York’s free fall.

There was nowhere to go but up, and one of first steps out of the urban cellar was Roosevelt Island.

Built on a two-mile long strip of Manhattan schist, this New York City neighborhood in the East River is as distinctive as any, and its need for reliable local information is even more unique.

The Roosevelt Island News aligns with the only local newspaper serving our community. See the Roosevelt Island Daily for events, news, calendars and more.

Next Steps…

Keeping to our ideals is a greater struggle now than ever before. A neighborhood built on economic diversity battles gentrification. New market rate housing threatens to topple unity.

Balance between ideals and reality is hard to find, and political power is held by invisible string pullers in Albany.

We started the Roosevelt Island Daily as an independent source for news and opinion. Now, we take it a step farther.

Roosevelt Island News @ Assorted Ideas mixes local stories into a wider framework. We hope you enjoy the variety and range you find here..

Get to know Roosevelt Island in history…

 

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