Tropical Storm Henri swept into New England, too far east to stir strong winds on Roosevelt Island. But the rain… We got drenched for about 48 straight hours, but in the end, a symbol of hope arched across the horizon.
On Sunday, I had an errand to run in Astoria and was happy that the ferries were running normally. Well, not quite normally.
Downpours kept most people home, leaving me with services from three hearty NYC Ferry employees, plus the pilot.
It was fairly dreary, but after the rains ended, promise signaled from across the East River.
More News from the Roosevelt Island Daily
- At RIOC, a Return to In-Person Board Meetings and the LyingAlthough there was plenty of misdirection and evasion as RIOC staged its first in-person post-COVID board meeting, we’ll focus on the worst of the lying. It was a return to tradition for the Shelton J. Haynes administration. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News The lying started right out of the gate… or, on
- Update: Car Crashes Over the Roosevelt Island Seawall OvernightAround 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, a car sped past Cornell Tech, lost control, crashed through the seawall and plunged into the East River. The driver, who the cops say appeared to be intoxicated, swam to safety along with his father who was a passenger. We’re updating the car crash with pictures of the aftermath. by
- RIOC Budget for 2023-24 Hides Huges Losses at the TramTram operations will cost Roosevelt Islanders at least a million dollars in the RIOC budget for 2023-24. But it’s hidden, never clearly exposed in the financial plan for operating the twin cabins. Asked for comment, one expert said, “Shelton (President/CEO Haynes) is just not in the game…” He’s not alone. by David Stone The Roosevelt
- So, What Happened to the Haynes Tapes Used in Firing Susan Rosenthal?Where are the Haynes tapes, if they ever existed at all? The state referred to them in justifying the immediate dismissal of then-President/CEO Susan Rosenthal at RIOC. That was in June 2020. But now, when asked, they say, “Please be advised that RIOC does not possess any records responsive to your FOIL request.” So, where
- Some Good News Now From Julie Menin: It’s Participatory Budgeting Season“Participatory Budgeting just started and people can submit ideas by October 17th.” That’s the good news from City Council Member Julie Menin’s office. Unique to New York City, everyone gets a shot at deciding how some of their tax dollars are spent. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News What is Participatory Budgeting? Participatory