A Roosevelt Island Lighthouse Park Community Workshop was announced by RIOC president Susan Rosenthal, last week. Community involvement increased recently with the state agency. Rosenthal announced the workshop at a presentation about the Nellie Bly Memorial, The Girl Puzzle by Amanda Matthews. That installation will also find a […]
The Hudson Companies paradox is simple. This master builder turns into a corporate buffoon when it strays from its core mission. We see it on Roosevelt Island. Lots of it. Hudson builds beautiful, even landmark residences, but badly underperforms when it goes into unfamiliar territory.
Hudson’s lousy holiday spectacle for 2017 exceeds expectations in reverse. In 2019, we asked, “$75,000 for that?” Two years later, it’s WTF? That’s as clear as we can make it, suitable for all ages.
RIOC’s plans for Southpoint Park take a major first step in 2020, according to a presentation made to its board in October. The activity involves, not just restoring, but expanding East River access, spurred by Superstorm Sandy’s damages. But opponents vent protests over what looks like another RIOC […]
Roosevelt Island 2019 holiday decorating got a kick start on Tuesday. Santa’s sleigh arrived in Good Shepherd Plaza. New ornaments hung from trees in Riverwalk Commons, and Manhattan Park’s best in town trimmings wound around their front yard. Reporting by David Stone Decorating from the Tram Plaza north […]
Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright is now open to a residency requirement for RIOC’s executive, she told the Roosevelt Island Daily. She will talk with Senator José Serrano about “reintroducing” abandoned legislation. Read more: Roosevelt Island News Seawright Answers Roosevelt Island Daily Query We reported on a bill Seawright […]
Outrage over The Sanctuary’s Halloween bash swelled on Monday. Residents from as far as a quarter-mile away complained about noise. RIOC claimed PSD had everything under control, but a resident hotly disputes that, calling it an “absolute lie.” Video supports the resident. “This is infuriating,” wrote Asha on […]
Roosevelt Island is too short. Like a relatively tiny NFL quarterback, Roosevelt Island’s ambitions exceed its possibilities, but no one fesses up to a scam gone on too long. When he was an NFL quarterback, Doug Flutie’s passes shot up out of a shrinking wall of linebackers and […]
RIOC Picks Amanda Matthews for Nellie Bly Monument “The Girl Puzzle” will be located in Lighthouse Park The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument. The installation lands on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. Recently, Lighthouse […]
What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House? The question popped into my head last week when I saw the historic landmark under a protective wrap again.