In April, 2011, the Wall Street Journal quoted RIOC board member Jonathan Kalkin. “This has really been the big thing on this island that’s never worked. We’re excited to finally take this albatross off our neck, and let this place thrive,” he said. He was talking about handing […]
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance’s (MSTDA) tendril of talents, a mix of theatre, song and dance, now takes a bow on Main Street. It absorbs and grows Music & Play Station at 507 Main after four successful years.
Let’s take a look at Hudson Related’s Shops On Main for a January 2020 update. Four months ago, David Kramer gave a rosy public presentation, but the reality doesn’t match the promises. And now, at mid-year, it’s worse.
Roosevelt Island Main Street Retail 2019 — same old song or something better? Has Hudson Related lived up to its promises, finally, this year? by David Stone Roosevelt Island News
Roosevelt Island’s Main Street problem may never be perfectly solvable, but it can get better. Meanwhile, facts matter.
The Hudson Companies paradox is simple. This master builder turns into a corporate buffoon when straying from its core mission. We see it on Roosevelt Island. Lots of it. Hudson builds beautiful, even landmark residences, but underperforms when it goes into unfamiliar territory.
Roosevelt Island is too short. Like the relatively tiny NFL quarterback, Roosevelt Island’s ambitions exceed its ambitions, but no one fesses up to a scam gone on too long.