Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Roosevelt Island Louis Kahn Four Freedoms Park Town Hall Meeting and Q & A Tonight 6:30 PM At Good Shepherd Community Center - Extremely Short Notice, No Publicity And Don't Bring Any Refreshments

At 4:02 PM today, a little less than 3 hours before a so-called Town Hall Meeting on the so-called Louis Kahn (FDR) Four Freedoms Park, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) sends out an advisory informing the public about the meeting.

Here's the reminder from RIOC:

As a reminder, you are invited to attend the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Town Hall meeting Today, 6:30 PM at the Good Shepherd Community Center. There will be a presentation discussing Four Freedoms Park. Immediately following will be a Q&A session with representatives of the conservancy.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
The advisory is referred to as a "reminder" although I did not receive any notice of this meeting before now. Apparently, there was an advertisement in the Main Street WIRE several weeks ago announcing this meeting but nothing else that I saw.

Do they really expect or want people to come out and discuss this issue? If yes, why such short notice and hardly any publicity?

A warning. Based upon my experience trying to get into the park last December, don't bring any refreshments to the meeting.
Gotta let it out.

UPDATE 11 PM - Here's what happened at the Town Hall Meeting. Conservancy President Sally Minard hosted the meeting with other members of her staff. About15 Roosevelt Island residents attended the meeting.

Part 1.

and Part 2.


Denise Shull said...

IMAGINE: "Well Ladies and Gentlemen, we held a town hall and just a very small number of people showed up. Clearly very few people are unhappy with the park. After all, we know how vocal RI can be so the vast majority must be very happy."

CheshireKitty said...

Did they ever move the fence back to where it was supposed to be - at the N. edge of FFP instead of bisecting Southpoint Park at the N. Side of the ruin?

westviewgirl said...

They always either do last minute meetings, or announce meetings while people are at work. Gina Pollara and her team of rich elite donors do not wish to hear anything we are residents have to say or discuss about what they do with that property down there. Our Governor should have made her always annouce every meeting 1 to 2 weeks ahead of time in all the papers and also to the pubilc that live here before they do anything down there. I keep hoping all that marble will fall into the river. Miss Polara, stop calling that place below SP a Park, IT IS NOT a park! Why they keep calling it a park is beyond me. It is a high maximum security incampment, run by the the leader Gina Pollara and her boss, and they do not like our kind in there, we might open a Dr. Pepper and sit under a tree and have a sandwich and enjoy being outside on " their " property. All 14,000 of us should have had a say about them building down there..we live here and have to endure whey they do or do not do, and the millions more tourists that will be landing here in the coming years. Gee thanks Miss Pollara, you are a great and mighty one to use RI as a money making cash cow for you and your group. I bet you are hoping they build the Ferry dock right there at the park to bring the millions to your front door so you can charge admission and sell tshirts and hot dogs...our island will be treated like the island the statue of liberty is on, just another place to boat over the masses to make money.

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