Black History Month: RIVAA Opens “Quilt” Exhibit This Saturday

The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) gets a head start on Black History Month with Quilt with free public reception on Saturday, January 23rd. Everyone is invited. Latest from Roosevelt Island Daily News

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Updated: RIOC Opens Up on COVID-19 Closing of Sportspark Pool

RIOC’s not the first nor will it be the last to shut down facilities upon discovering a contact with COVID-19. This weekend, it forced the closing of the pool in Sportspark. Here is a statement released today…

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Jessica Lappin Q&A: Look Back At A Caring Leader

The first time I met Jessica Lappin, she was greeting Roosevelt Islanders outside the subway, hoping to replace Gifford Miller, representing Roosevelt Island and the UES. “Good luck, Jennifer,” I said. “Jessica,” she quickly corrected me. It wasn’t a mistake many of us would make again.

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Residents Vent: Enough Now with the Exhaust Fumes and Official Silence

Days before Christmas, residents planted longstanding complaints on the desk of a new manager at Island House, venting about exhaust fumes, fast on the heels of a perfunctory welcome. Fed up after years of walls of silence from RIOC and prior management, residents pleaded for Jamie Cohen’s help.

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Let’s have lunch, Roosevelt Island, the café @ Cornell Tech’s made it easy and delicious

If you’re like us, you’ve had food delivered more than ever before. The pandemic’s left us stuck with meals at home on days when we used to ramble around town. But there’s some consolation with great offerings from places like the café @ Cornell Tech.

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The Temple of Dendur on Roosevelt Island?

Today, in an article filled with interesting details, the Roosevelt Island Historical Society posted an article about the many, diverse plans over time for the Island. Not only the Temple of Dendur, now a fixture at the Met, but also a Tivoli Garden and a population of… wait for it…. 70,000.

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