Hey, Manhattan, don’t you just wish you were here….?


On a sunny spring morning on Roosevelt Island, you look across the East River with one immediate thought… Hey, Manhattan, don’t you just wish you were here? From your pretty little sister, Roosevelt Island.

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    A perfect Saturday afternoon in FDR Four Freedoms State Park lit up installations saluting Hispanic Heritage Month. Relaxing in the meadow in Adirondack chairs enhanced that sun-drenched, breezy day. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Hola, New York! Did you know that we’re kicking off Hispanic Heritage Month? That’s right—this isn’t just any … Read more
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  • Akeem Jamal Takes a Deep Dive Into The Shallows of Self-Love
    Self-love, we’re told, is a good thing, appreciating ourselves instead of leaning on others for approval. But what if you push that self-love at those others, maybe bragging? Maybe just making things up? What if it’s just the shallowest preening? by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Akeem Jamal boldly strutted out last week … Read more
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