The RIOC Sucks Petition hit my inbox early yesterday morning. I appreciate that the subject line made me laugh, but inside, the details lacked humor, facts and insight.
My friend Jack McManus died today, RIOC announced, on April 14th, 2020. After a good fight, he left this life overnight, they said.
Thank you, Roosevelt Island, for caring, for your willingness to adapt, to care for others. And for being so strong in crisis.
What are we now, Roosevelt Island? Through the lens of Covid-19, the question takes shape. When normal’s stripped back to essentials, who and what are we?
Hey, RIOC! Save this space! You’ve really blown it so far, but this is our space, entrusted to you. You owe us better than this.
As Gallery RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island artist collective, turns the corner into its twentieth year, let’s look back… and forward to Vernissage XIX. Gallery RIVAA and Its Artists By David Stone I’ve covered the annual Vernissage at Gallery RIVAA for over a decade. Each year brings out a […]
Is a miracle on Main Street possible for Roosevelt Island? After decades of disappointment, any major uptick might look like one, but can RIOC pull it off?
RIOC Upgrades Southpoint Park, starting with the shoreline. Damaged by Super Storm Sandy, areas near the East River are unsafe. Phase 1 fixes that.
The 1619 Project at RIVAA, an ambitious effort to better reflect the African-American experience in American history, lands on Roosevelt Island. It’s the theme for this year’s Black History Month exhibit at Gallery RIVAA.
Any ideas about a Cherry Blossom Festival for Roosevelt Island this year got nixed yesterday. Last year’s organizers conceded defeat, without accepting responsibility for the 2019 fiasco. All around bungling did the trick.