Roosevelt Island News is published fresh daily for a small town settled in the heart of New York, America’s greatest city.
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 weekend schedules.
Check on-time subway status, all lines, here.
RIOC Red Buses on weekend schedules (15 minute intervals) at all times. Octagon Express Buses canceled.
Tuesday’s Weather, July 14th, 2020… Some relief from summer heat as a cooler northwesterly breeze keeps temperatures in the 70s most of the day. Air Quality Index: Good.
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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…
- Roosevelt Island: New York’s Big Little Island
- Business Second Look: Roosevelt Island’s Oldest “The Deli”
- Ed Logue’s Roosevelt Island
- How many people live on Roosevelt Island?
- All About the Roosevelt Island Tram
- The Roosevelt Island Daily Newspaper
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.
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…
- The Queensboro Bridge / Greater Astoria and Roosevelt Island Historical Societies
- Roosevelt Island (Images of America) / Roosevelt Island Historical Society
- Damnation Island / Stacy Horn