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Monday, November 4, 2013

Temporary Ferry Dock, Cultural Center Renovation, Proposed Southpoint Park Korean Pavilion & More To Be Discussed At November 6 RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee Meeting - Also Update On Cornell Negotiations In Closed Executive Session

 Former RIOC Officials At Oil Dock in November 2009 Watching NY Water Taxi Ferry Boat Pass

According the the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.


1. Temporary Ferry Dock;

2. Cultural Center Reconstruction Status;

3. Southpoint Park Pavilion Update;

4. Good Shepherd Plaza Developments;

5. Historic Lamppost Donation Location;

6. Updates on Rehabilitation Projects in Lighthouse Park and Westside Pier;

7. Updates on Projects in Process, including Blackwell House;

8. Chair’s Motion for Executive Session for Update on Current Negotiations Regarding Cornell NYC;

9. Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee
The audio web cast of the meeting will be available a few days later.

During recent Aspen Institute Building the Digital City Conference, Cornell NYC Tech's Dan Huttenlocher described the intent for their new Roosevelt Island campus as being a:
...  hot spot for tech kind of activities and not just for academic activities...
with plans for:
...  companies right there on campus as part of what we do every day...

Full video of panel is here.


CheshireKitty said...

I was distressed to notice some crumbling of the edges of the porch boards of Blackwell House recently.

I certainly hope RIOC votes to allocate money to restore this portion of Blackwell House.

RIOC: Why not also restore the interior of Blackwell House - perhaps to house the RIHS? Blackwell House could house historic exhibits relating to RI/NYC history/ecology/etc and form another wonderful cultural focus for RI, across Blackwell Plaza from the future home of our library!

Bill Blass said...

I seen enough Koreans when I was in the war

CheshireKitty said...

The Korean War ended over 60 years ago, but, one of the guys you served with was busted last month in Pyongyang as he was about to take off to return to the States after a 9-day visit to North Korea.

I think a Korean pavilion in Southpoint Park might be a nice expression of Korean culture in the US, and also add a spark of excitement to RI.