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.
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 […]
When it comes to toxic wastes, RIOC’s reluctant to admit that gorilla is in the room. But gorillas don’t go away so easy. Neither do facts.
RIOC operations growth was on display, last Thursday, and presentations were strong. But something was missing: residents.
Bring back Susan Rosenthal. The idea popped into my head as I reviewed her lawsuit, this morning. It’s the right thing, and it should happen. But it won’t be complete until there’s a housecleaning.
RIOC messes up Learning Bridges for Roosevelt Island, cynically pulling a fast one on Island Kids, just one week after voicing robust support.
Can a great MTA idea be repeated, giving RIOC a clear path for saving Roosevelt Island’s Main Street? It’s complicated, but possible.