The CBN/RI Senior Center at 546 Main Street offers a robust calendar of events along with weekday lunches as social as they are nutritious.
Here’s what the Carter Burden Network has for Roosevelt Island seniors in June. We will update as new information arrives.
Also from the Roosevelt Island Daily
- After a Lost Election, A Better Idea for Roosevelt Island“Neither Marc nor I won,” Joyce Short answered our inquiry. She meant the contest for two seats on the Democratic State Committee. She and fellow Roosevelt Islander Marc Block ran in partnership. Entering late with a focused Roosevelt Island theme, the results were better than many expected. Block and Short were both competitive, not embarrassed.
- OMNY for the Tram: Frustrations Prompt a Petition DriveAn OMNY for the Roosevelt Island Tram petition states it simply: “We are asking the MTA and RIOC between them to remedy this.” The solution is simple. Install OMNY Card readers in two Tram locations, but the two bureaucratic behemoths can’t figure it out. It’s all in the background and political posturing. by David Stone The
- Interesting Fact #9 – The First Product Sold Online Was a Sting albumThe first product ever sold online was a Sting album. On August 11, 1994, the album was sold on Netscape’s website for $12.48. This was significant because it marked the beginning of eCommerce and showed that selling products online was a viable business model. by David Stone Assorted Ideas, Large & Small Which Sting Album
- Poisonous, Invasive Weeds Where RIOC Hacked Inkberry TreesAs we reported two years ago, RIOC’s hacking of the inkberry tree row shading the East Promenade was a mistake. But the sheer brutality and neglectfulness turned out much worse than we feared. Easy to say, “RIOC did it again,” but hard understanding why. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News The Inkberry Chopping
- Democracy Is Dead in New York and Probably ElsewhereDemocracy is dead, voting results prove. It was a slow death, a cancer of alienation that waved warning flags all the way down the tracks. The warnings made no difference, and no cure was attempted. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Is Local Democracy Breathing Its Last? Posters still visible all around the