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A Gondola From Brooklyn To Manhattan Might Be Expensive And Impractical, But We WANT IT

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel

A new plan would have New York City commuters riding high between Brooklyn and Manhattan, instead of sweating it out in cramped subways underground. ...

Sikh Hate Crime Victim: 'Let The Light Of Awareness Enter Our Hearts'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion

Doctor Jaspreet Singh Batra came forward on Monday as the victim of an alleged Sikh hate crime that took place in New York City less than two weeks af...

4 Beautiful Cable Car Rides Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We scoured the globe to find the most travel-inspiring views, whether you're seeking a relaxing ride in Rio or want to try capturing a different angle of the New York City skyline. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy. And don't forget your camera!

Possibility of Museum on NYC's 'New' Roosevelt Island

Jim Luce | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissio...

5 Favorite Summer Spots in New York

Travelzoo | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel

Those of us in Travelzoo's New York office are eagerly awaiting summer and its street festivals, rooftop lounges and concerts at Central Park. However, we're far from the only ones who love these spots, and sometimes we need a break from the crowds.

Goldwater Hospital Celebrates the Passing of One of its Long-Term Patients

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Goldwater Hospital, which has been servicing the community for nearly a century, will be closing in a few months. Cornell's new Tech campus will be built on its site. Many of the patients have already been transferred out and some wards now lie empty.

Roosevelt Island Prepares for Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Jim Luce | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Warm weather is upon us at last, and with it comes the Third Annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.

Jay-Z Should Invest in Roosevelt Island

Kenji Summers | Posted 04.14.2013 | Small Business
Kenji Summers

When Google gives you $10,000,000 in office space, you take it, right? Well, that is until you open a school for geniuses on New York City's forgotten island. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you now have a reason to travel to Roosevelt Island.

PHOTOS: Roosevelt Island's New Park

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The stone is as grey as the sky. It is beautiful and absolutely silent, a true oasis just a river's length away from bustling midtown and the FDR drive.

Exploring Roosevelt Island's Wooded Trails With Kids

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 02.16.2013 | DC
Jamie Davis Smith

One of the great things about raising a family in the D.C. area is that fun can be had around every corner. I was recently reminded of this to my delight when a wrong turn while looking for parking on the National Mall led me straight to Roosevelt Island.

LOOK: FDR Memorial Park Finally Opening

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's been nearly 40 years since New York City started planning a memorial to President Franklin Roosevelt on an island in the East River. ...

Four Freedoms Finally Opens as a Coda to Second Presidential Debate

Paul Gunther | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Gunther

Regardless of what Tuesday's debate results herald in its instantaneous wake, all Americans and those who admire us should take stock the morning after to recall the essential principles that have animated our nation's abiding purpose as the four freedoms at last summarize with lapidary precision.

New Images Unveiled For Cornell NYC Campus

Posted 10.16.2012 | New York

Cornell University released new images of their proposed tech campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island on Monday. The $2 billion campus, Cornell...

Roosevelt Island Art Bridges Two NYC Boroughs

Jim Luce | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Jim Luce

Recently I met with Norwegian painter and public artist Vebjørn Sand and I pitched him on Roosevelt Island as his next location. I then pitched the president of RIVAA, Tad Sudol. One week later we all met in RIVAA Gallery to explore possibilities.

Cornell Wins $100 Million Bid To Build Campus On Roosevelt Island

| Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

BY Ben Fractenberg ROOSEVELT ISLAND — Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce Monday Cornell University the winner of a $100 million competition t...

Nomading Film Festival: NYC's Hospital Turned Island Fortress

Nomading Film Festival | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel
Nomading Film Festival

Looking like they were removed from the Scottish countryside or constructed as set dressing for a Shakespearean play, the remnants of the gothic hospital are a site to see: Ivy encrusted walls and high archways greet the few visitors that make it here.

Bloomberg's Plan To Beat Out Silicon Valley

AP | By SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg is firing a shot across the bow of Silicon Valley, saying New York City's efforts to attract a new science and eng...

WATCH: Uncle Jim's Basketball Team Grows in Roosevelt Island

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Jim Bates, president of the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association, is stretching the shoe-string budget of his small, nonprofit organization to create...

Madison Square, Lincoln Tunnel, Roosevelt Island

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But what about the writers? Where are the monumental public works, the great public spaces, dedicated to the likes of Emerson and Twain, Edgar Allan P...

Tadeusz Sudol: An Eye for the Roosevelt Island Tram

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Tadeusz Sudol is a renowned architect working with a prestigious Manhattan firm. He also presides over his local art gallery, RIVAA. Above and beyon...

Searching NYC for the Perfect Family Apartment Pooch

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

We are looking to adopt a young, male Shih Tzu, Havanese, Maltese, Papillion, or Lhasa Apso. I am 50-year old and a writer and orphan care expert. M...

Commencement Address at NYC's Special Legacy High School: "Why Not?!"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

In 1973, educator Maari de Souza had an epiphany. "As I got to know students with special needs, I saw amazing memory, perseverance, courage, a willi...

U.S. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney on Abhorrent Anti-Gay Legislation in Uganda

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

On Thought Leaders and Global Citizens. U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, representing Manhattan's Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island, and Wester...

Main Street USA on Roosevelt Island

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Roosevelt Island's Main Street has to be one of the most depressing places in New York City. Lined with ugly, box-shaped brown buildings that block out the sun, it seems to exist in perpetual darkness.

Spooky Spots in Manhattan

Carey Dunne | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carey Dunne

Warn your dog-walker not to take your pooch to the Central Park Ramble. And you might want to steer clear of the abandoned smallpox hospital on Roosevelt Island.