Point and Shoot: In Cherry Blossom Season, Roosevelt Island’s the Capital

Point and Shoot: In Cherry Blossom Season, Roosevelt Island’s the Capital

Every year, Roosevelt Island’s cherry blossoms draw photographers from around the world. Thousands of shots have been taken, yet many people, cameras in hand, point and shoot the new season.

These photographers were lucky because clouds and rain will dim the colors for the next several days.

Recent news for Roosevelt Island…

  • Susan Rosenthal’s Lawsuit Failed. Now Here’s Why…
    Susan Rosenthal’s lawsuit was dismissed this month as was an earlier effort last year. A judge not only rejected its basic claims but also implied that the strategy of both lawsuits was flawed. We asked a legal expert who is familiar with RIOC to give us a review. Here’s what we learned. by David Stone
  • Julie Menin Brilliant on Redistricting: Keep Roosevelt Island in Manhattan
    While emotional appeals rally sentiment at public meetings and help fill petitions on Redistricting, City Council Member Julie Menin takes a different track. In a detailed letter (see below), she tells Districting Commission head, Dennis Walcott, why separating Roosevelt Island from Manhattan District 5 isn’t wise. Her logic includes Sutton Place and other pieces of
  • Mediterranean Eatery: Now a Great New Food Option
    For six months, Alan Kruvi worked, mostly quietly, building his Mediterranean Eatery on Main Street. An Island House resident, Kruvi finished earlier this month and waited only for FDNY approval before serving up the best new food Roosevelt Island has seen in years. It’s the newest addition to Shops On Main. by David Stone The
  • Management Fail: Hot Dog Wars Force Summer Drama
    Hot dog wars broiled all summer in the Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza, thanks to poor judgment and absenteeism in RIOC’s management ranks. Because the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation is deeply bunkered, blocking public engagement, knowing who the genius was who decided to jam a hot dog cart into an area reduced by construction isn’t possible.
  • Plan Ahead: No F Train Service Into Manhattan This Weekend
    Starting tonight – Friday, August 12th – F Train Service into Manhattan from Roosevelt Island ends for the weekend. F Trains will be rerouted along the E Line, starting at 9:45 p.m., until 5:00 a.m. on Monday. This presents some problems, but here are a few easy enough work arounds. by David Stone The Roosevelt

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