RIOC seizing space in Blackwell House, giving president/CEO Shelton Haynes a new office, was classic bad optics. But it took just a single week to top it as the state gobbled up sparse street parking, reserving them for his “guests…”
On 4-24-21, Roosevelt Island, awash in the last round of cherry blossoms, welcomed a fresh flood of visitors. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed our Island, but something was missing. And it wasn’t anything new.
Mornings on Roosevelt Island features pictures taken by Matt Kuhn during photo safaris. They capture the lyrical images of days breaking and the community’s unique position inside New York City.
Is RIOC’s new leader, Shelton Haynes, unfit for the job? He doesn’t think so. “I would expect more respect and appreciation for all of the work we do,” he said. That was the last line in an angry public email, attacking historian Judith Berdy.