The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Celebrates Purim

A Special Message from RIJC President, Nina Lublin: The RIJC is the oldest, longest-serving active egalitarian congregation on RI, engaging the community for more than 40 years.   We are multi-generational, welcoming, & responsive to our unique Island population.   The Coronavirus Pandemic has not slowed us down, and since last March 20th, we have

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Now, a look back at opening Cornell Tech and Roosevelt Island tilting south

Opening Cornell Tech, the years long trek that hit Roosevelt Island out of the blue, was a lesson in community unity, but it tilted south. In many ways, it ended the original idea of Roosevelt Island as an isolated experiment. Now, it was international.

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Schumer pushes for financial aid for struggling New York restaurants

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / February 22nd, 2021 (The Center Square) – In New York City on Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the restaurant industry suffering from the COVID-19 crisis has his full attention. The New York Democrat said he plans a restaurant relief fund like the RESTAURANTS Act

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New York City restaurants to get bump in permitted seating capacity

By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square contributor / Feb 19, 2021 (The Center Square) – One week after New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city’s establishments soon will be able to welcome more patrons.

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