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Best shots from MLB's League Championship Series

Best shots from MLB's League Championship Series

Winners and losers from Week 8 in college football led by Wisconsin, Oregon

There were highs and lows during Week 8 of the college football seasons.

Spoilers! Why Michelle Pfeiffer is a GOAT villain in her 'Maleficent' showdown with Angelina Jolie

Michelle Pfeiffer leaned into evil Queen Ingrith in "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil." How did she fare in battle with Angelina Jolie?

Lost hiker rescued in Oregon snowstorm: 'I wouldn’t have survived another night'

Lost in a fierce snowstorm on the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon, hiker Robb Campbell made a desperate call for help.

Florida GOP lawmaker who's undecided on impeaching Trump decides not to seek re-election

Francis Rooney who represents a red district in SW Florida has emerged as a sharp critic of the Trump administration's actions in Ukraine.

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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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