The Tale of Two Roosevelt Islands, RIOC Points of View


How does RIOC think about Roosevelt Island? Are there two Roosevelt Islands, one for residents and another for themselves? These pictures taken today are instructive.

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Blackwell House, a scraggly, overgrown clump of weeds in front, and no welcoming sign or symbol of any kind. How would anyone know it’s open to the public?
But across the street in the New York State Shelton J. Haynes Parking Area, a crisp, flowering pot and empty spaces reserved just for the patroon’s guests.

Sad thing is, the clueless executives probably never noticed the contrast. Either that or they really don’t care, admittedly, another reasonable possibility.

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