David Kramer’s Main Street Retail Tango hit the stage again this week. The scene was a RIOC committee meeting, and Kramer repeated his familiar footwork. The audience tapped along. The first time I saw David Kramer do the Main Street Retail Tango, it was at the Chapel of […]
The big red RI Sign stays, RIOC’s board decided, just one year ago, and that brought closure after more than a year of protest. It did not bring satisfaction. Or respect. And the state says, “Get Over it, Roosevelt Island.”
Roosevelt Island’s future rolls large into view today when a RIOC committee takes on three big agenda items. By coincidence, they get critical attention at the same time, and each may permanently alter the community.
The controversial Sanctuary Event Space opened on Monday, September 30th, and it was low key. Hosting a fund raising event for Titan Theatre, it did so without required licenses in place. However low key, it was a sign of trouble ahead for Roosevelt Island.
Scenes: Fall For Arts 2019… Perfect weather welcomed muralists, kite lovers and more to Roosevelt Island for Fall For Arts 2019. The whole thing’s organized and sponsored by RIOC. Friends come along for the Island of Art event.
A year ago, a Hudson-Related promoted vender said they planned dumping a speakeasy and outdoor beer garden in public park space on Roosevelt Island. Nearing completion, The Sanctuary gets uglier than initially feared. Here’s our update.
RIOC released the Fall for Arts music line up for 2019, along with other event details, yesterday. The weather looks great for a well-planned, art-filled Saturday on Roosevelt Island.
The Sanctuary Event Space materialized out of thin air, yesterday, September 24th, 2020, at 851 Main Street on Roosevelt Island. Is Hudson Related trying to pull a fast one in pursuit of Main Street retail profits?
Roosevelt Island’s biggest week of the year begins on Monday, September 23rd, the first day of Autumn, and it skips through events until a quieter Sunday.
RIOC punts on safety for residents and visitors. Recent incidents expose indifference, incompetence and failures in responsibility. Public safety is a core responsibility, but RIOC flunks the test. People compete with cars and trucks in Main Street traffic, bikes run free, and RIOC’s mum on troubling construction at […]