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. Advertisements
Edward Logue’s Roosevelt Island isn’t exactly what we see today, but it’s close. Ed Logue? You’ve probably heard of Louis Kahn, designer of Four Freedoms Park. And maybe Phillip Johnson’s masterplan that’s still in place. But Ed Logue hired both, and he’s the guy who renamed Welfare Island after FDR.
Roosevelt Island’s critical role in New York City Water Tunnel #3 is not well-known. It’s the largest capital construction project in City history, and we’re in the middle. We reported in 2017 that two temporary roads were being built to support the project. But that’s only the surface. “New York’s
The Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting for 2019 headlines a holiday event on Friday December 6th, RIOC announced. Treats and music kickoff at 7:00 on the Rivercross Lawn. In 2017, RIOC moved the seasonal celebration across the street from its longtime home at Blackwell House. Since then, it grew into something
NYPD saves a life on Roosevelt Island today. Swift action and skilled training prevent a threatened suicide jump from taking place. Main Street traffic on Roosevelt Island came to a sudden stop at 8:30 today after a local man perched outside Motorgate’s rooftop safety railing. RIOC Public Safety and NYPD
The Island House Halloween Party arrived with fun, food and games just in time to celebrate a completely renovated lobby. Adults indulged with kids as age barriers melted away. Stay fresh with on time updates and fresh perspectives at Roosevelt Island News. The Island House Halloween Party, all about kids…
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. Seawright Answers Roosevelt Island Daily Query We reported on a bill Seawright sponsored that updated a law enabling RIOC.
Back to Damnation Island book talk gets bigger. Stacy Horn’s book, Damnation Island, recalls some dark history from Roosevelt Island. Last December, Horn talked about her book at the library, but now, her new talk needs more space. Back to Black (well’s) fills the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on