Overcoming New York State resistance, one Roosevelt Islander made sure the community made a statement.

Notoriously hostile to genuine community engagement, RIOC denied Roosevelt Islanders any role in its 9/11 Tribute. But a determined Residents Association president Rossana Ceruzzi refused

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How RIOC’s Communications and Community Relations Team Engaged with Roosevelt Islanders on 9/11/21

Although RIOC president/CEO Shelton J. Haynes noted the “team’s” contributions, they mostly served as a buffer against community involvement. They invited not a single resident

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On September 11th, 2021, Americans joined in respect, but not on Roosevelt Island

It was September 11th, 2021, the twentieth anniversary of an American tragedy. Across the nation, in countless ceremonies, people joined together in respect and remembrance.

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