The erasure is so complete, seeing Four Freedoms Park for the first time, you’d never guess what was there before.
“Recognized as one of the best announcers in the game and an ESPN TV and radio mainstay,” Sciambi grew up on Roosevelt Island, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune. He’s currently ESPN’s announcer for Sunday and Wednesday Games.
For the week ending January 1st, 2021, the New York City Department of Health shows Roosevelt Island’s coronavirus infection rate at 3.57%. During the same period, the city came in at 9.31%.
My family and I, most likely, are only one of many from Roosevelt Island who are prepared to write about Roosevelt Island Disabled Association’s (RIDA) earnest intent to continue serving the community, primarily through its food distribution (pantry) activities, especially during a crisis when the nation struggles from the Covid 19 Pandemic.
We know the history we’re taught can be what results from determined myth-making, evolving stories erase the unpleasant and uplift the positive. We like our heroes clean and uncomplicated. But raw truth manages to leak through.