Roosevelt Island News

Roosevelt Island News

Our small town in the big city…


Roosevelt Island News is published fresh daily for a small town settled in the heart of New York, America’s greatest city.

All mass transit on weekend schedules and running without any hitches, this morning. WEEKEND: Double service coming up as E Trains join Fs through Roosevelt Island in both directions until Monday morning at 5:00.

Check current subway status here.

Who says there are no Trump supporters in New York City? We found one…

Many say they want Trump out, but we found proof in the 34th Street Subway Station below Macy’s that he has support here…

For Sunday, January 19th, 2020… Yesterday’s snow becomes today’s slush. Skies clear early, and we return to the low 40s under sunny skies. Hard chill tonight. Air quality index: Good.

What’s news for Roosevelt Island…?

Indict and arrest Carlos Beltran for Stupid…

Indict Carlos Beltran for Stupid, for setting an incredibly bad example.
After two decades in baseball, many honors and a Hall of Fame career, he decided to cheat. Was it the first and only time, and how much damage has he caused? Should we indict Carlos Beltran for Stupid?

More Roosevelt Island big shots: Binky Phillips and the Planets rock back, mixing in The Hard Stuff

The Hard Stuff, Binky Phillips and the Planets
“About 2 weeks ago, Binky Philips & The Planets (our official new name due to the fact that there are about 30 other acts called The Planets on Spotify) released a three song EP called The Hard Stuff. Three aggressive uptempo tracks,” Read about it and hear all the new tunes here…

Roosevelt Island’s own, Jim Luce, pursues goodness worldwide, 20 years on, 2019 wrap edition…

Jim Luce pursues goodness with the Dalai Lama in Roosevelt Island News
Based on Roosevelt Island, charitable foundations started by Jim Luce, inspired by his family, reach far and wide to positively affect hundreds of lives every year. Even the Dalai Lama knows, but you won’t read about it elsewhere. Click here to learn about Jim’s ongoing quest to do the right thing…

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Café @ Cornell Tech Tasting Table: Blueberry Parfait & Chia Yogurt Parfait, Try it Wednesday, Noon to 2:00…

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…

So, whatever happened to good manners…?

We simply called them “good manners,” a way in which we all agreed on behaving. Ingrained with us. I never imagined we’d see them abandoned. But one afternoon on Roosevelt Island, it happened. Read the report here…


The fight to save MTA bus service here gains steam…

Rally to fight MTA bus service cuts
An MTA bus plan fight rallied quickly on Roosevelt Island in the last several days. Efforts rose from multiple directions as news about killing Q102 service spread.
Read how Roosevelt Island is coming together to fight back…

What I learned from serving on a grand jury…

Serving on a grand jury showed me how our system of justice works from a fresh angle. But it was something else, an eye-opening exposure to democracy in action.
Get the rest of the evidence here…

Momo, a gift for Open Doors at Coler, arrives to make Roosevelt Island his new home…

A gift for Coler, Momo, waltzed into the Roosevelt Island facility yesterday. Angelica, the patient assistance program, delivered the sweet-tempered, light brown dog to loving, new guardians. Coler offers longterm care for New Yorkers as part of the City’s Health & Hospitals Corp. Read all about our newest neighbor here…

RIOC steps up to lead a campaign to save MTA bus service for Roosevelt Island. Can they do it…?

Can RIOC save the Q102?
RIOC’s already overcrowded Red Buses will be forced to carry traffic abandoned by the MTA, if plans go forward as announced. And that’s just the beginning of this story. Get up to date here…

Getting to Know Roosevelt Island…

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.


Will the MTA’s new Queens Bus Plan Gut Service to Roosevelt Island…?

Roosevelt Island News: New QT78 Bus Service
A new MTA QT78 bus route for Roosevelt Island will, if implemented, devastate mass transit locally. The Q102 ends, severely cutting service. Full coverage here…

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.


Up-To-Date: Roosevelt Island Tram Guide for 2020


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


Roosevelt Island News for a one-of-a-kind neighborhood…

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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