A long, troubled relationship ended in the early days of 2020. Lots of upheaval lay ahead, but this worked out well for Roosevelt Island. Foodtown quickly filled the gap and earned our trust.
Greg David, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 6 at 7:01pm ESTby THE CITY While Democratic control of the U.S. Senate raises the prospect of more federal aid for New York, city and state budgets apparently are in far better shape than Mayor Bill de Blasio or Gov. Andrew Cuomo will admit. That’s
Claudia Irizarry Aponte, Christine Chung, Clifford Michel, and Greg B. Smith, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 6 at 8:59pm ESTby THE CITY Freshman Rep. Ritchie Torres woke before sunrise Wednesday, anticipating a day to celebrate democracy when he would get to participate in the Congressional approval of the election of Joe Biden
Rachel Holliday Smith and Eileen Grench, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 6 at 10:06pm ESTby THE CITY For many Americans, Wednesday’s insurrection at the Capitol proved shocking. For many New Yorkers who were harassed, arrested or brutalized while marching in support of the Black Lives Matter movement last year, the treatment of
Jose Martinez, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 5 at 9:19pm ESTby THE CITY Jerome Golden had operated subway trains for 17 years without ever being involved in a deadly accident. “A lot of people I know, it’s happened to them,” Golden said. “But never to me.” But in the course of a
By Steve Bittenbender | The Center Square/January 5th, 2021 (The Center Square) – As New York tries to expedite the COVID-19 inoculation process, Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the next groups to receive the vaccine to administer them with their own networks or staff. That would mean organizations like the New York City Police Department could use
The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) operates the pantry, and its executive director, Wendy Hersh, says they will be back in business, this week. Everyone in need is welcome, no questions asked. “Happy New year to everyone!” Hersh wrote in an email to The Roosevelt Island Daily/News. “The RIDA food pantry will be opening back
Rachel Holliday Smith and Claudia Irizarry Aponte, THE CITY This article was originally publishedon Jan 4 at 8:59pm ESTby THE CITY When the Astoria Mutual Aid Network began in March, volunteers focused on making sure homebound or down-on-their-luck neighbors had groceries. Getting food to people still represents the bulk of the group’s duties, said Maryam