The Roosevelt Island How-To Complain Now Guide

How do you get the attention of a local government that seems to have an unending supply of indifference? It’s difficult. But if we’re going

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Cat Sanctuary Endangered: Is It Now RIOC Seeking Revenge?

The widely admired Roosevelt Island cat sanctuary in Southpoint Park is endangered. Known for its loving, unpaid animal care, it’s in trouble because its landlord,

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Will An Imagined Carbon Sink Change Roosevelt Island?

A “carbon sink” now proposed for Roosevelt Island, if built, would change the community and New York architecture forever. But imagination can sometimes overwhelm resistance. By David Stone Roosevelt Island News Intro: Roosevelt Island Carbon Sink Think, if you can, about a 160-floor tower eating up Roosevelt Island, from the Queensboro Bridge to Four Freedoms

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Dream Within A Dream, Reality Phases In, Dashes Out

A literal dream within a dream, fanciful play, reality phases in and dashes back out. Personal tuning’s at the wheel. No one does it like anyone else… And now, we know it might be even zanier.

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RIOC’s Proposed Budget for 2021-22 Hinges on the Unthinkable

RIOC’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, starting April 1st, hinges on the unthinkable… the end of Tram service for Roosevelt Island. Partly, that’s the result of the state’s original sin, failing to embrace democracy.

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RIOC Caves: Partying On The Promenade At The Sanctuary

RIOC caved again, giving the Sanctuary carte blanche for a West Promenade party, free illegal parking for guests and more. A new era of indifference to community concerns paved the way, and RIOC’s board played along.

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Big Bad RIOC Really Doesn’t Like Little Old Me

That’s right. Big bad RIOC really doesn’t like little old me, and I think I know why. It’s because, as a journalist, a thorn looking for a side, I stung them. Healthy skepticism is necessary for doing a good job, but RIOC makes it even better, rewarding distrust. And, as a simple fact, like their

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ELBOW-ASS DISTINCTION DISORDER, NOW AN EPIDEMIC

Elbow-Ass Distinction Disorder, EADD, rages across the U.S. It’s a scary epidemic, and although the symptoms aren’t always identical, experts promise you’ll know it when you see it. The tragic main symptom is that victims can’t tell their asses from their elbows. By David Stone Assorted Ideas, Large & Small Introduction to EADD I first

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