July Thru December

Roosevelt Island Year in Pictures, 2018: Part Two

Updated 20 weeks ago David Stone
Warm weather brought refreshing change to Main Street as the Farmers Market relocated temporarily to Good Shepherd Plaza.
Warm weather brought refreshing change to Main Street as the Farmers Market relocated temporarily to Good Shepherd Plaza.
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The second and final part of this series contains many more photos. We might all wait for spring to push out winter's cold, but it's summer and autumn that fill calendars with events and activities, an abundance that's reflected here.

RIVAA & FDR Four Freedoms teamed up for "Capture Your Freedom" show, featuring themed contest winners.
RIVAA & FDR Four Freedoms teamed up for "Capture Your Freedom" show, featuring themed contest winners.
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In August, we got behind an apparent coverup to find that Capobianco Field's water fountains tested positive for carcinogens.
In August, we got behind an apparent coverup to find that Capobianco Field's water fountains tested positive for carcinogens.
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On one brutal day, RIOC sent contractors in to destroy legacy trees on the Rivercross Lawn without community notice or discussion.
On one brutal day, RIOC sent contractors in to destroy legacy trees on the Rivercross Lawn without community notice or discussion.
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Carolers kicked off the holiday seasons, singing for riders under cover from a light rain at the subway station.
Carolers kicked off the holiday seasons, singing for riders under cover from a light rain at the subway station.
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In July, Frank Farance graphically showed how RIOC provided park users with contaminated water for decades.
In July, Frank Farance graphically showed how RIOC provided park users with contaminated water for decades.
Photo provided by Frank Farance

 

Construction continues during Cornell Tech construction, Phase One, with the Verizon Conference Center.
Construction continues during Cornell Tech construction, Phase One, with the Verizon Conference Center.
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November 15th, an early snow storm swept the city, hampering evening rush.
November 15th, an early snow storm swept the city, hampering evening rush.
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After years of graffiti build up, RIOC tried an innovative approach to cleaning up The Prow along the West Promenade.
After years of graffiti build up, RIOC tried an innovative approach to cleaning up The Prow along the West Promenade.
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Two years after Eleanor's Café promised paninis and wine, only a skeleton was visible.
Two years after Eleanor's Café promised paninis and wine, only a skeleton was visible.
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After RIOC contributed replacement Z-bricks, Island House demolished steps that had cut the sidewalk to a single, narrow lane.
After RIOC contributed replacement Z-bricks, Island House demolished steps that had cut the sidewalk to a single, narrow lane.
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Gunshots fired from the West Promenade across the East River. PSD Chief Jack McManus conferred with detectives working the case.
Gunshots fired from the West Promenade across the East River. PSD Chief Jack McManus conferred with detectives working the case.
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After nine years, Jonathon Hoo shut down Riverwalk Bar & Grill when off-island traffic tanked with the closing of Octagon Field.
After nine years, Jonathon Hoo shut down Riverwalk Bar & Grill when off-island traffic tanked with the closing of Octagon Field.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Joyce Short helped organize NYJTL's Special Populations Festival in July.
Joyce Short helped organize NYJTL's Special Populations Festival in July.
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Severe neglect after flawed contracting forced a closing at Lighthouse Park as four year old bridges rotted and collapsed.
Severe neglect after flawed contracting forced a closing at Lighthouse Park as four year old bridges rotted and collapsed.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Unguarded moment: Officials, elected and unelected, came for the groundbreaking of our new public library in October.
Unguarded moment: Officials, elected and unelected, came for the groundbreaking of our new public library in October.
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Contributions and determination by CBN's Lisa Fernandez brought vivid life to the Senior Center's garden.
Contributions and determination by CBN's Lisa Fernandez brought vivid life to the Senior Center's garden.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Workers dug a pit for "temporary" placement of the RI Welcome Monument/Icon/Sign.
Workers dug a pit for "temporary" placement of the RI Welcome Monument/Icon/Sign.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Despite heavy promotion, the Welcome Sign's opening event sparked mostly indifference and evasive maneuvers at the Tram Plaza.
Despite heavy promotion, the Welcome Sign's opening event sparked mostly indifference and evasive maneuvers at the Tram Plaza.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

While trying to force the WFF Cat Sanctuary out of Southpoint to, it was claimed, save water, RIOC flooded the West Promenade every morning.
While trying to force the WFF Cat Sanctuary out of Southpoint to, it was claimed, save water, RIOC flooded the West Promenade every morning.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

A gorgeously decorated tree highlighted an improved Winter Wonderland in its second season.
A gorgeously decorated tree highlighted an improved Winter Wonderland in its second season.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Promise broken, the Department of Environmental Protection failed to remove Sabrina from their construction site.
Promise broken, the Department of Environmental Protection failed to remove Sabrina from their construction site.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Post official closure, players ignored signs and played on at Octagon Field, ripped carpet and all.
Post official closure, players ignored signs and played on at Octagon Field, ripped carpet and all.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

RIOC success: For the first time in memory The Prow has stayed clean after a process was designed to discourage new "artwork."
RIOC success: For the first time in memory The Prow has stayed clean after a process was designed to discourage new "artwork."
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

RIVAA hosted the opening of its final show in the Octagon Gallery.
RIVAA hosted the opening of its final show in the Octagon Gallery.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

Hudson/Related's underwhelming visitor kiosks appeared, welcomed as better than nothing.
Hudson/Related's underwhelming visitor kiosks appeared, welcomed as better than nothing.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

 

 

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