It’s a Happy Foodtown Anniversary for Roosevelt Island, the first. Just one year ago, the retailer fixed a vexing problem on Main Street. We needed a high quality, full service supermarket, and now, we have one.
By David Stone
The timing could not have been worse. Only a month after ribbon-cutting, the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed public health services, plunging the world into unknown territory.
Going back decades, local residents complained about prices as well as product quality and service. Changes came, but they never were enough.
Finally, it took smart, experienced management from Foodtown to turn the corner.
Foodtown a fresh weekly circular for Roosevelt Island.
“Participatory Budgeting just started and people can submit ideas by October 17th.” That’s the good news from City Council Member Julie Menin’s office. Unique to New York City, everyone gets a shot at deciding how some of their tax dollars are spent. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News What is Participatory Budgeting? Participatory
Dog love blossomed on Main Street a few years ago when PupCulture opened its doors and – more importantly – windows. People love dogs. Roosevelt Islanders stopped at the windows and watched dogs frolic in their play space. Over time, it became too much even for the dogs. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily
Louis Jacobson, PolitiFact and Jeff Cercone, PolitiFactSeptember 26, 2022 Republished with Permission: The Roosevelt Island Daily News Promise: “I’m never going to raise the white flag and surrender. We’re going to beat this virus. We’re going to get it under control, I promise you.” President Joe Biden caused a stir in a “60 Minutes” interview on