Opening Cornell Tech, the years long trek that hit Roosevelt Island out of the blue, was a lesson in community unity, but it tilted south. In many ways, it ended the original idea of Roosevelt Island as an isolated experiment. Now, it was international.
More reliable COVID-19 PCR tests are coming to Roosevelt Island, RIOC abruptly announced on Friday. There was a less than one day notice, but no details, and misinformation and secrecy both still plague the site.
RIOC’s fired CEO Susan Rosenthal was foul mouthed, racist and sexually explicit with employees. Shocking charges steamed out of New York State’s response to her lawsuit, but she denies all of them.
Effective this morning, February 19th, RIOC, after being grounded by a 3 inch snowfall, lifts parking restrictions and reopens its offices. Officially, parking returns to normal as of 9:00 a.m.
It looked like the real thing, but maybe they got it wrong. The National Weather Service downgraded its winter storm watch for today to a simple advisory. Snowfall prediction fell to 3 to 5 inches, and even that’s looking iffy.
This week, RIOC plans forcing a dangerous helix bike ramp on Roosevelt Island without community consent. And it’s not just that. In fact, the state’s rushing through the worst of all proposals, justifying it with twisted logic and falsehoods.