Friday, April 17, 2009

New Artistic Banners Highlight Island Landmarks

You may recall the images on the new banners posted around Roosevelt Island from a showcase earlier this year of the original artwork in the Rivercross Window Case (see earlier Nov. 6th post). They include images of the Tram, the Lighthouse, Good Shepherd Community Center, among others.

What you may not know is the artist's name Tony Vita. He was profiled in the Main Street WIRE some years back and you probably have walked by him on Main Street or sat by him at Trellis.


  1. Dorothea PhillipsMay 3, 2009 at 7:39 AM

    These poster images of Roosevelt are wonderful. It makes you feel that our little island is the setting for some fantastic literature.

    I hope the images are reproduced for sale as cards etc.

  2. the bar sucks its for the new people who have moved onto the island. people making 100,000 per year and more all white collar people . its a white collar bar . i miss jules bar that bar was for the working man blue coller worker. not these new people . they are running the poor and middle class off the island. i will never work at roosevelt island day for free so i would have to serve the new people with their kids f k them.let them work .they walk around with their 700 hand bags, not me

  3. saw all those white people at octagon pool trying to get a tan .yet they would never live near dark skin people. what fools you all are .you all are as white as snow. you all will never tan .too bad for you ha ha ha collage men and woman i hatr when i see you on the red express buy you people think you are better than the rest of us on this island. well you are not .just because you pay the highest rent on the island, well i think you are fools for paying that kind of rent when i pay like 400 per month see i live here too and i get welfare, god bless america. now you all get up for work in the morning this way your taxes will pay my rent.

  4. to all you white people trying to get a tan. ha ha ha you all are too white, i see you all lying on the grass .ha baking in the sun ha ha ha all of you will not tan but you will get red .go get a life.

  5. the whiteing of roosevelt island thats the way. rioc wants it. see all the people moving onto the island are white in 10 to 15 years there will be very very few black and hispanc people living here . i ask you how the hell did we ever let this happend ,rioc made this happend. this is what rioc wants .an all white island. with high rents they want this to be like the upper east side. i ask you rioc .why dont you try to have an affordable apartments build here. maybe just one building . that would be nice so we can save the poor and middle class on the island.but i know why .no more poor and middle class.this for high rent people only,