Mornings on Roosevelt Island. Photography by Matt Kuhn


Mornings on Roosevelt Island features pictures taken by Matt Kuhn during photo safaris. They capture the lyrical images of days breaking and the community’s unique position inside New York City.

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Days Dawn, Each with a Different Signature

We’ll let Matt’s photos speak for themselves, documenting his mornings on Roosevelt Island.

The split away from night emerging….

Mornings on Roosevelt Island make the turn into day…

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Roosevelt Island's Caring Cat Sitter

When you can’t be there, treat your best feline friends to Roosevelt Island’s best and most caring cat sitter.

Island House Floor Plans

Island House, Like No Other Home, On Roosevelt Island. Download the Floor Plans.

Blame Kathy Hochul and Shelton Haynes, Not the Tourists

Despite New York City and state health guidelines, Governor Kathy Hochul and RIOC CEO Shelton Haynes make no effort to protect Roosevelt Islanders against COVID and other respiratory infections. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are at levels not seen since last summer, but neither has stepped up to help. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily…

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Disgusting Season’s Greetings from Riverwalk Commons and RIOC

This year, Riverwalk Commons and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) throw some disgusting season’s greetings at Roosevelt Island. Despite public complaints, Riverwalk Commons businesses throw trash carelessly all over the space directly opposite the F Train subway entrance. And the usual suspect, the routinely negligent state agency, looks the other way. by David Stone…

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RIOC Killed a Healthy Red Maple – But Left the Remains Behind

A healthy red maple caught the full assault of RIOC’s war on trees in early November. The power-saw-wielding state agency cooked up a loony rationale, but the damage was done. Perversely, they left a pile of wood chip litter behind along with its visible, vibrant root system. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News…

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One More Time – East Side Access Now Pushed Back Into 2023

Pushing back East Side Access once again demonstrates New York’s gift for failing to deliver no matter what the cost. An originally promised finish in 2011 fades far beyond the horizon as the total cost leaps to almost triple. Welcome to New York! by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Here on Roosevelt Island,…

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Five Years, Just a Beginning for the Cornell Tech Café

When the groundbreaking campus opened, one part of the vision was “river to river views,” East River tides pushing in either direction. From the campus, skylines soared above Manhattan and rose in Queens. The Café embraced that view. Floor-to-ceiling windows filled with light, reduced only by early winter sunsets.  But after a strong start, COVID…

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Team RIOC Is Missing. Organize the Search Party Right Away

At noon on November 9th, one month ago, a RIOC Advisory said, “Please be advised that there was a water main break affecting the water access to the Lighthouse Comfort Station’s restrooms and the North Dog Run’s water fountain. Team RIOC will be working around the clock to have the water restored.” But there were…

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