Welcome from New York 10044, Roosevelt Island.

Roosevelt Island is located between Manhattan and Queens, to its east, running from Manhattan’s east 46th to East 85th streets. Its famous  “Tram”, The Roosevelt Island Tramway, is an aerial tramway that spans the East River and connects the island to Manhattan; 10044 is its our unique zip code.

DSC_9876Since March 1, 2010, the tram has been closed for a modernization program, expected to be completed in six months (November 2010).

the 2Tram of Roosevel IslandRoosevelt Island is only two miles (3 km) long, with a maximum width of 800 feet (240 m), and a total area of 147 acres (0.59 km2); it also has its own community newspaper, The Main Street WIRE, founded in 1979 and published every two weeks.

The newspaper confines its coverage to Roosevelt Island matters, a community within New York City that is operated by the State (not the City) of New York, with a local “authority” called the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) in charge.

In this blog I will try to bring news and photos taken on the Island; this is also your space:

Maria Buchanan

photojournalist

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2019 Roosevelt Island Day

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Island beautification, games, amusements, petting zoo, giveaways, food, music & more!  Roosevelt Island Day was hosted by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation in partnership with many Island groups including, the RI Senior Association, the RI Residents Association, the RI Garden … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Island New Ferry

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One secret inside a big New York secret that is Roosevelt Island; the new ferry is running, connecting the island to Astoria, 34rd street Manhattan, dumbo Brooklyn, all the way to  Rockaway, com more stops in between. For the same … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Island Day!

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Once again is Summer in New York City, and is a happy day in  Roosevelt Island, because its Roosevelt Island Day!   Promoted by RIOC ( Roosevelt Island Operation Corporation) and Urban American, together with the effort of residents and its associations … Continue reading

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Spring: study in colors, but still is winter…

As Spring approaches, every tiny bit of warm day – with sun and a little heat is welcome! And, as many new yorker, I hang my camera on my shoulder and go out in searching for colors…trees, birds, toys, anything that reflects its spring spirit is welcome.

In this matter, I prepared my first ” study in colors of the Spring ahead”; enjoy, it’s just the first, is just the beginning…

Happy Spring time!!!

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Winter 2014

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its a hard winter, with temperatures dropping below zero…keep warm, spring is in the corner!

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Roosevelt Island 2013 Fall for the Arts

The place, the weather, the people present at the park, the activities offered, it all contributed for one of the best Fall for the Arts event.

Congratulations for those who had the idea to transfer the fair to the new place, the FDR park; perfect, with a great open view and lots, lots of green space!

Superb also was the infrastructure offered by the park for the customers: clean bathrooms, cold fountain water, shades, benches, you name it…

Well, just check it here on my photos:

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Thank you,

Maria Casotti

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Fall for the Arts 2011

Once again the Festival counted with a massive participation from the Child School/Legacy High School.

From chorus presentations at the plaza to painting enormous panels, the school students, teachers and parents gave their help and  strength to the Festival.

Our school photojournalist, Maria Casotti, was there and took these photos; enjoy!

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