17 Hour Days, A Little Money, Great Results

Roosevelt Islanders Behind the Vote, Making It Happen

David Stone
Joan Marie Cusick and Jacqueline Lucid-Cusick voted early, then proudly photographed their "I Voted" stickers.
Joan Marie Cusick and Jacqueline Lucid-Cusick voted early, then proudly photographed their "I Voted" stickers.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

"Thanks for our great neighbors who came out to vote," said Judith Berdy who organized a team of 25 poll workers who fortified American democracy with a day that started at 6:00 a.m. and didn't wrap until 11:00 that night.

Altogether, the team handled 2,331 scanned ballots, covering all Roosevelt Island complexes. Voting took place at PS/IS 217 as well as inside Coler Hospital.

Higher than usual midterm voting required managing orderly lines at voting machines.
Higher than usual midterm voting required managing orderly lines at voting machines.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

And there were none of the jams, confusing, malfunctioning machines and other frustrations witnesses around New York and the country as a whole.

Poll workers earned $250 for their long day of helping voters understand ballots more complicated than usual and navigate to proper locations for verifying registrations.

An unrelated team of uncompensated volunteers worked the voting operation for Roosevelt Island Residents Association candidates.

Volunteers staffed Roosevelt Island Resident Association voting.
Volunteers staffed Roosevelt Island Resident Association voting.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

"We are proud of how well we all work to make our elections easy and smooth running," Berdy said at the end of a long day.

For Judith Berdy, successful November 6th voting marked the culmination of weeks of effort.
For Judith Berdy, successful November 6th voting marked the culmination of weeks of effort.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

"Thanks for our wonderful poll worker team," she added, a sentiment shared by the entire community.

 

Comments powered by Disqus

#CommissionsEarned

#CommissionsEarned

data-full-width-responsive="true"

Assorted Ideas

The Hudson Companies Paradox

The Hudson Companies paradox is simple. This master builder turns into a corporate buffoon when it strays from its core mission. We see it on Roosevelt Island. Lots of it. Hudson builds beautiful, even landmark residences, but badly underperforms when it goes into unfamiliar territory. Partnered with The Related Companies,Continue Reading

The post The Hudson Companies Paradox appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Billy Eckstine's Dark Mirror

Billy Eckstine’s Dark Mirror, 70 years later, reflects how American bigotry wrecked his career. The most popular singer in the country crossed a line and was brought down, based on skin color alone. Eckstine’s biographer Cary Ginell, wrote that Holmes “…captured a moment of shared exuberance, joy, and affection, unblemishedContinue Reading

The post Billy Eckstine's Dark Mirror appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

MSTDA Christmas Carol Musical

MSTDA’s Musical A Christmas Carol opens December 13th, and it promises to sell out, thrilling audiences in the Howe Theatre. Four more live performances run through December 20th. Click here for tickets and times. A Christmas Carol is the musical adaptation of Dickens’s short story. Scrooge learns life lessons from threeContinue Reading

The post MSTDA Christmas Carol Musical appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

Hudson's Lousy Holiday Spectacle

Hudson’s lousy holiday spectacle for 2017 exceeds expectations in reverse. In 2019, we asked, “$75,000 for that?” Two years later, it’s WTF? That’s as clear as we can make it, suitable for all ages. The Big Picture: Roosevelt Island News In October, 2017, RIOC president Susan Rosenthal teamed with Hudson’sContinue Reading

The post Hudson's Lousy Holiday Spectacle appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

MTA Holiday Nostalgia Trains

MTA Holiday Nostalgia Trains begin service tomorrow, December, 1st. The flashback is a treat from the New York Transit Museum. It recalls a whole different era in the city and for mass transit. It’s an annual event and one well worth the ride. I remember my first time. Doesn’t everyone?Continue Reading

The post MTA Holiday Nostalgia Trains appeared first on Assorted Ideas, Large & Small.

#CommissionsEarned