Is Southpoint Park toxic waste the invisible gorilla in the room in the redesign? It seems to have slipped everyone’s notice, and that’s the point.
RIOC Chopped City, Part 2, provoked by mealy-mouthed excuse-making and evasion, takes an objective look at the careless destruction of inkberry trees. RIOC’s grounds crew decimated a couple of hundred feet of healthy plants and, of course, made it worse. Then worse again.
Once “Tree City USA,” the local New York neighborhood is now “Roosevelt Island Chopped City.” Devastation of local greenery, a years long process, accelerates and adds rudeness and intimidation to the mix.
Roosevelt Island’s Save Our Shorelines (SOS) protest gained momentum as state assembly member Rebecca Seawright signed on, but a day later, she ducked for cover.
Defund RIOC Public Safety (PSD), not because of misconduct or bad behavior, but because it makes common sense. Even without the budget crunch.
RIOC’s July, 2020, board meeting featured an odd mix of steadiness under pressure, stressed by obvious fissures with the community.
The Roosevelt Island RIOC Tax…? No surprise if you’ve never heard of it, but it’s real. And effectively hidden. All residents cough it up, every year, along with federal, state and city taxes.
Who ambushed Susan Rosenthal? Who’s covering up for him or her, and why? A whistleblower? A disgruntled employee out to get the boss? We’re finally ready to name names and ask more questions.
David Kramer must go, but it’s not as simple as it was for Governor Cuomo to heartlessly boot Susan Rosenthal. That makes it no less a need.
RIOC President Susan Rosenthal was fired unexpectedly by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday, June 19th. Sexually and racially offensive language, his office claimed, was the cause, but it now appears she may be a victim of political correctness run amok. Or an in-house coup in which her accuser […]