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Aug

4

August edition of Blackwell’s Almanac is here!

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Click on the link below to read the most recent edition of Blackwell’s Almanac

2016 August Blackwell’s Almanac

 

May

3

Celebrate the Roosevelt Island Tram’s 40th Anniversary

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2016 Tram Pic Top 

2016 Tram 40th Text2016 Tram 40th Bottom 

Watch for details

Click the link for the full flyer 2016 May CELBRATE TRAM 40

Feb

2

Latest edition of Blackwell’s Almanac available now.

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2016 February Blackwell’s Almanac click to read this edition.

Dec

15

Roosevelt Island Featured on “$9.99 with Dave Evans” – Dec 16, 2015

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 ROOSEVELT ISLAND FEATURED ON “$9.99 with Dave Evans” Click here for flyer

 ROOSEVELT ISLAND TO BE FEATURED THIS WEDNESDAY

ON “9.99 WITH DAVE EVANS”

 

“Great Outdoors” will have its first airing this Wednesday, December 16th at 9pm.  Remember, our show airs on NYC Life, channel 25 for most, channel 22 on Optimum/Cablevision.  It will rerun as follows:

Fri 12/18/15       2:00pm
Sat 12/19/15      9:30pm
Tue 12/22/15     4:30am

Please tell those you know to watch and feel free to tag us on Twitter or any other social media you’re sharing the news on.

The station’s twitter handle is @nyc_media and Dave’s is @DaveEvans999.

You can also watch the episode anytime online, on our Video on Demand site:

http://a002-vod.nyc.gov/html/videos.php?id=3184

The link will go live at 9pm on December 16th.

Nov

21

Visitors Praise Kiosk Experience

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Each year, thousands of visitors stop in the Kiosk. Some swoop in, grab a map, and leave, while others are extremely interested in Roosevelt Island and spend time chatting with our staff. Two recent visitors were so pleased with their experiences that they took the time to follow up with e-mails to Judith Berdy.

“[…] thanks so much for remembering to send that!  And thanks for chatting with us on Saturday.  Another really enjoyable visit to RI!  Hope to see you there again soon – have a great week and all the best, Tom.”

“I want to thank you for taking time to help me understand and appreciate Roosevelt Island.  I spent more than three hours walking around, taking photos and visiting with people there before taking the tram back to Manhattan. The map was an incredible help.  Something else I got from you was the yellow Archtober brochure.  I attended four interesting tours and lectures which I would not have known about had you not told me about the annual event.  Anyway, now that I’m back in Portland, OR I found your card among my NYC papers and now you know that your presence at the information center on Roosevelt Island made a difference to my NYC experience.  Thank you.  YT,  Corlene”

Nov

5

November Issue of Blackwell’s Almanac

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Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s most recent newsletter is now available!

 Vol. 1 No. 4 Blackwell’s Almanac click link to view.

Aug

17

Issue 3 of Blackwell’s Almanac, RIHS Newsletter – Available now

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Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s August Newsletter

 Vol 1 No 3 Blackwell’s Almanac   Click link to view.

Jun

15

The Rocky History of Roosevelt Island

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Here’s a link to an article by Judith Berdy, which was published on Politico.com on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

The Rocky History of Roosevelt Island

At its heart, this American landmark is a a living, historical embodiment of the major issues Hillary Clinton wants to champion. By Judith Berdy

 

May

19

Blackwell’s Almanac (Vol 1 No 2) Now available

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Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s Newsletter

Blackwell’s Almanac (Vol1,No2) Click link to view

Jan

29

Link to Blackwell’s Almanac – RIHS Newsletter

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Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s Newsletter

2015  Blackwell’s Almanac (click to view)