New York City: It’s more than just the cherry blossoms…

Although photographers are flocking around them, and pictures are shared by the thousands, New York City’s more than just cherry blossoms. Here’s what we found yesterday in Carl Schurz Park in Yorkville, Manhattan…

Roses are also in bloom. They’re early in the season, but rich with color.

Here’s the latest…

  • Final Districting Map Now Sends Roosevelt Island Back Home
    After weeks of push and pull, the final district map released yesterday returned Roosevelt Island to its lifetime home in Manhattan. A first map yanked the community, along with chunks of the Upper East Side, into a Queens City Council district. But finally, common sense took the win. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily
  • THE GOP’S 2022 PLATFORM IS A GRAB BAG OF NUTTINESS
    When not attacking the Muppets, the party’s leading figures have spent the year laying out plans to tax the poor and eliminate Social Security. By Jim Hightower | September 28, 2022 Republished with Permission: The Roosevelt Island Daily News Let me say one word to you: Nuts. Now, let me say one name to you: Ted Cruz.
  • THE COLLAPSE OF LOCAL NEWSPAPERS HELPS HACKS SPREAD LIES
    “Critical race theory” panic owes its rise to thousands of fake websites filling the gaps left by real, independent newspapers. By Jim Hightower | October 5, 2022 Republished with Permission: The Roosevelt Island Daily News One noisy piece of the GOP’s culture war bunkum is Critical Race Theory, or CRT — a previously little-known field of academic
  • Right-Sizing RIOC Now: Cut Bloated Public Safety Staffing
    The common sense cutting of Public Safety staffing has nothing to do with “defunding” the police. Public Safety Officers are not police. We already pay for that in city taxes. But they are an inexcusable drain on Roosevelt Islanders’ personal resources, picking pockets to the tune of $4 million every year. Exaggeration? Let’s take a
  • Stymied on OMNY for the Tram, Will RIOC Dip Deep into the Past?
    Stymied on OMNY, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) may have a solution. Cowed by bullying MTA brass, RIOC’s deep thinkers are rumored to be dipping into transit history for alternatives. As the story goes, they found something they can use. “We only need four, and then, we mint a bunch of tokens,” one official
  • Severe Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Panics Reporter Until He Finds a Simple, No-Cost Solution
    The lab technician who watched me all night via video feed told me that I had “wicked sleep apnea” and that it was “central sleep apnea…” Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health NewsOctober 3, 2022 Republished with Permission: The Roosevelt Island Daily News I woke up in a strange bedroom with 24 electrodes glued all over my
  • RIOC Promotes Mary Cunneen, Staffer with a “History.”
    Mary Cunneen, then Director of Parks and Recreation at RIOC, got my attention in 2018 when I ran into two women crying on Main Street. Cunneen, they said, was trying to shut down the Southpoint Park Cat Sanctuary. The story was true, but we still don’t know why she did it. by David Stone The
  • Most Americans believe #MeToo has changed the climate around workplace sexual misconduct
    Originally published by The 19th Republished with Permission: The Roosevelt Island Daily News Almost five years since the #MeToo went viral, new data from the Pew Research Center finds that most Americans believe that the movement has made it more likely that people would be held accountable for workplace sexual harassment and assault. It also
  • When the Dog Ate Their Homework, RIOC’s Credibility Took A Hit
    RIOC’s credibility took a hit on Saturday. No, the dog did not eat their homework, but it was damn close. Their “AVAC plant was struck by lightning,” they said. Show jaw drops here. The trouble was, nobody saw it, and not a single lightning strike was recorded within hundreds of miles. It was an all-new
  • At RIOC, a Return to In-Person Board Meetings and the Lying
    Although there was plenty of misdirection and evasion as RIOC staged its first in-person post-COVID board meeting, we’ll focus on the worst of the lying. It was a return to tradition for the Shelton J. Haynes administration. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News The lying started right out of the gate… or, on

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