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Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap Success

Roosevelt Island Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saturday, November 8th, was a hit. Sponsor GrowNYC packed the Manhattan Park Theatre Club with eager recyclers. GrowNYC organizes Swap ‘N’ Shop events to encourage reuse of gently used clothing and other goods. Roosevelt Islanders proved eager swappers. Keep up with local happenings: Roosevelt IslandContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th Birthday

Roosevelt Island Subway’s 30th birthday passed, last month. Did you miss it? Our reader Sylvan Klein didn’t. While I served on a grand jury, Sylvan caught the Transit Museum‘s reminder on Twitter and sent me the link. The first time I set foot on Roosevelt Island, eager to learn theContinue Reading

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Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting 2019

The Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting for 2019 headlines a holiday event on Friday December 6th, RIOC said on Thursday. Treats and music kickoff at 7:00 on the Rivercross Lawn. In 2017, RIOC moved the seasonal celebration across the street from its longtime home at Blackwell House. Since then, it grewContinue Reading

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MST&DA Wins NYSCA Award

MST&DA wins NYSCA Award, the theatre arts nonprofit announced on Wednesday. Roosevelt Island’s Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance is a first time recipient of the State’s Council on the Arts grant. “Our state’s creative industries generate a total of $120 billion to the state economy, account for 466,000 jobs,Continue Reading

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Alice Aycock’s East River Roundabout, Gem Ringed by Junk

Alice Aycock’s East River Roundabout is “a theater around which New York City enacts itself. And the viewer becomes a spectator in the play of the City as well as an actor competing phenomena.” That came from the artist, and it tells us how to look at it. And that’sContinue Reading

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