An ice cloud drifting silently, high above FDR Four Freedoms State Park, marked a peaceful Roosevelt Island Saturday.
I’ve loved watching clouds since I was a kid, and some always seem special. Like this one, seen from The Room in the park, while surrounded by others relaxing, enjoying the peaceful pleasures of Roosevelt Island.
- What Went Wrong? Bungling Public Purpose Grants AgainUnderstanding what went wrong – again – with distributing public purpose funds starts with a single point. It’s an aggravating factor that’s existed for years. RIOC knows it but won’t fix it. While showing extraordinary generosity to its executives, the state agency under Governor Kathy Hochul is an unsparing cheapskate when it comes to the
- Spring is here, and the Southpoint Rock Farm is… RockyThe Shelton J. Haynes/Langan Southpoint Rock Farm promised pathways with “lush vegetation.” Promise fulfilled? You decide. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News The Southpoint Rock Farm Today The secret deal cut between the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) and bestie Langan yielded significant seawall safety improvements. And torturous esthetic sins. A rock garden
- RIOC Reform: What the New Law Does – If Hochul Signs ItRIOC reform, sought by residents for many years, is on the cusp. All it takes is a signature by Governor Kathy Hochul to make a bill championed by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and Senator José Serrano a reality. Here’s what it covers – and still lacks. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News RIOC
- The Art of Paul Gauguin: A Painter’s Restless LifePaul Gauguin was a French Post-Impressionist artist who was born on the 7th of June in 1848 and died at the age of 54 on the 8th of May in 1903. by David Stone for Assorted Ideas, Large & Small Paul Gauguin on His Way By the end of his life, Gauguin was known for
- How the hippie counterculture movement changed AmericaThe hippie counterculture movement of the 1960s was a response to the conservatism and materialism of the 1950s. The hippies sought to create a new society based on peace, love, and brotherhood. They believed that people could change the world if they worked together. by David Stone for Assorted Ideas, Large & Small While the