Monday, December 27, 2010

Blizzard Hits Roosevelt Island's Main Street

Mon. 12/27 7am

Sun 12/26 315pm

Sun 12/26 3:15pm

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Congrats to Legacy HS for Taking 2nd Place - Beating NYC Elite High Schools

Congratulations to the The Child School/Legacy High School for taking Second Place in the Foreign Policy Association"s 2010 Worldquest New York Competition. In doing so Legacy got bragging rights among NYC schools beating out Stuyvesant and Bronx Science.

Great Job !

Link to official site and NYDN article.

City Offers Goldwater Campus As Possible Site for Science / Engineering College

The prospect of the Goldwater Campus being put to use as other than a hospital campus has popped up once again. This time as a possible site for a future science or engineering college with a 99 year lease to the institution that comes to it with an option to renew it.

The idea of a top university space at the site would seem more appealing to Island residents than simply selling the site to residential developers but even this idea would drive rents and housing costs further up, due to increased demand for student housing, on the Island making it increasingly difficult for current residents to remain.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Vote for Roosevelt Island

Please support Roosevelt Island as the best NYC neighborhood in the current contest at Curbed. Vote for us in this first round against Park Slope.

Somehow I feel like the pairing of Roosevelt Island vs Park Slope and all its residents is slightly unfair and almost seen by folks as a "by" for Park Slope. So prove the folks at Curbed wrong and get out the vote.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Fw: Roosevelt Island Special Publication

----- Original Message -----
From: RIOC Advisories <>
To: RIOC Advisories <>
Sent: Mon Dec 06 17:02:17 2010
Subject: Roosevelt Island Special Publication

Happy Holidays Everyone:

Roosevelt Island community and friends should be aware that a brand new Roosevelt Island publication has come off the presses. The publication details the accomplishments of various RIOC employees and Roosevelt Island residents and spotlights some new developments and projects on the Island. Your glossy new magazine is available at the RIOC offices at 591 Main Street. Come pick one up and read about all the wonderful things you love about Roosevelt Island, complete with spectacular pictures!


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Friday, December 3, 2010

Official Island Tree Lighting Tonight, Free Concert Tomorrow Night

If you are on Roosevelt Island tonight stop by Blackwell House at 7pm to take part in the island's annual Holiday Tree lighting. Then tomorrow stop by Good Shepherd Community Center for a free concert at 8:00 pm.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Chanukah - Public Menorah Lighting Sat. Dec 4th

Menorah Lighting 2007

Happy Chanukah from Roosevelt Island ! The public Memorah lighting will be this Saturday, December 4th at 6:30pm in front of Blackwell House. It should be a lot fun but it is expected to be cold so be sure to bundle up.