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Racism on the Red Bus: Lost and Found or Left Behind?

Racism on the Red Bus stunk its way onto an Octagon Red Bus yesterday, the first day of Black History Month. Found on a seat, it was either lost or – more likely – deliberately left there. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Racism pervades American culture, and Roosevelt Island was never an…

What Bromance Means Now As Barriers Come Down

“Bromance” is a term that’s become increasingly popular in recent years, describing a close, platonic bond between two men. While the concept of bromance has been around for centuries, it’s only recently that it’s become mainstream and entered the lexicon. So what does bromance actually mean? In this post, we’ll explore its history and definition.…

As Secrets Spill, RIOC’s Plan for Sportspark Is Bad News, Really Bad News

Secrets spill like accidental leaks in the facade Governor Kathy Hochul and RIOC CEO Seldom Seen Shelton J. Haynes put up around Sportspark’s future. The disdain both have for Roosevelt Island sets the tone for a sharp turn away from the community we knew. Sportspark is being spun as a profit center. by David Stone…

Hochul $227B Budget Plan Bolsters Revenue and Rainy Day Reserves

Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a $227 billion budget Wednesday that has something for everyone, and something almost everyone will dislike — especially the progressives who dominate the Democratic majorities in Albany. The plan increases spending across the board but puts much of the $8 billion in unexpected tax revenue from the current year into reserves…

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