In 2000, Roosevelt Island had less than 10,000 residents. Since then, 1,331 new apartments have gone up or are under construction. Another 1,160 are expected within the next five years.
These new structures will pile thousands of fresh faces–and Fresh Direct trucks, as one resident put it–onto the sleepy spit of East River land Read More
In early February of 2003, Robert Ryan was escorted from his office by public-safety officers and fired from his job as the head of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, the state agency that manages the little island in the East River.
Until today, the reasons Mr. Ryan was fired have not been known to anyone Read More
Robert Ryan was once one of the most feared and respected political operatives in New York State. A fixture in Upper East Side conservative politics since the early 1970′s, he once grabbed a political opponent by the neck andbeltand tossedhim through a door. His most glorious moment came in 1994, when he managed Governor George Read More
This Old House Needs a Home
Ever since Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and other civic leaders, outraged over the demolition of the old Penn Station, inspired the city’s preservation laws, New York’s prized landmarked buildings have been fiercely protected, the slightest alterations to shingle or shutter subject to the closest scrutiny.
Nevertheless, said Roosevelt Read More