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…
- Motorgate Rate Increases, As Foolish As They Are UncaringSometimes, you run out of words. Describing RIOC’s heartless and thick-headed Motorgate rate increases backs us against the wall in frustration. Already grossly incompetent, management under Governor Kathy Hochul and CEO Seldom Seen Shelton J. Haynes, the state agency now adds heartlessness to its luster. How can we keep up the daily flow of blunders?
- 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
- As Secrets Spill, RIOC’s Plan for Sportspark Is Bad News, Really Bad NewsSecrets 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
- A Budding RIOC Bromance Softens the Sugary NarcissismThe RIOC bromance between President/CEO Seldom Seen Shelton J. Haynes and Akeem Jamal first blossomed as Haynes’s longtime friend, Altheria Jackson, was shown the door. Haynes was so taken with Jamal, he hired him at an inflated salary, even though he wasn’t qualified for the job. As spring approaches, the Communications AVP and CEO are
- New York City’s Energy Future on Roosevelt Island’s HorizonThe Ravenswood Generating Station, just across the river from Roosevelt Island, becomes a key to New York City’s energy future with a transition to offshore wind power. The facility, long known as a significant source of pollution, will be scrubbed clean and entirely repurposed. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News This story was