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Yes, Beto, your open-border immigration ideas are slap in the face to Angel Moms like me

My son was killed by an illegal immigrant who was helped by the same open-borders philosophy Beto O'Rourke is pushing.

Unique aircraft liveries, from patriotic to Disney-themed

There's no shortage of interesting, stunning airplane liveries from Southwest, American, United, Delta and others airlines.

Bob Iger's 'Ride of a Lifetime'

CEO recalls years running ABC and Disney, and acquiring Marvel, LucasFilm, Pixar and 20th Century Fox, with candor, inside stories and leadership tips

Ukraine call: Quid pro quo or not, what Donald Trump did was wrong

The defense of Trump's Ukrainian phone call misses an important point, as does the whitewash of the unseemly situation with the Bidens in the country.

'Everything that's right about the Astros': Great as ever, Jose Altuve wins AL pennant for Houston

The 2017 AL MVP came through with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the best-of-seven series and send Houston to the World Series.

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ChaShaMa Named Artist-in-Residence

ChaShaMa, named Roosevelt Island Artist-in-Residence by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, subject to board approval, brings depth and connections to the art community. ChaShaMa didn’t so much win the Roosevelt Island Artist-In-Residence grant as RIOC won them. ChaShaMa’s positive impact is immediate, and it’s as big a deal — ifContinue Reading

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Amanda Matthews Picked for Nellie Bly Monument

RIOC Picks Amanda Matthews for Nellie Bly Monument “The Girl Puzzle” will be located in Lighthouse Park The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument. The installation lands on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. Recently, Lighthouse Park hostedContinue Reading

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Worth & Nancy Howe Return

Worth & Nancy Howe return to Roosevelt Island on October 26th when RIOC celebrates naming The Howe Theatre in the Cultural Center. The Howes pioneered MST&DA’s expanding role in community life. When we learned that Worth and Nancy Howe were leaving Roosevelt Island, I wrote a tribute. In Los Angeles,Continue Reading

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What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House?

What the hell’s going on with Blackwell House? The question popped into my head last week when I saw the historic landmark under a protective wrap again. In a Roosevelt Islander blog post, they asked, “… at what point will the condition of Blackwell House be such that it can be used forContinue Reading

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Indonesian Fire Hits NYC

How an Indonesian Fire hits New York City… “It is with very heavy hearts we announce that Presbyterian Orphanage in Tomohon, where we found Mathew Tendean Luce 24 years ago, was burned to the ground,” wrote Roosevelt Island based humanitarian Jim Luce. No children were harmed, but there’s a surprisingContinue Reading

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