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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Winter Wonderland Lights May Be Coming To Roosevelt Island For 2017 Holiday Season Says RIOC President - Dreary Main Street To Be Dressed Up With Festive Holiday Lights

We may be in the dog days of August but Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal has a Very Cool Plan for the upcoming Christmas/Chanukah Holiday Season.

During the August 9 RIOC Board of Directors meeting (video web cast of full meeting here), Ms Rosenthal announced a plan to bring a Winter Wonderland of Holiday Lights to Roosevelt Island on Main Street from Blackwell House to Capobianco Field including the Tram, Ferry and Subway Station.

Ms Rosenthal reported to the RIOC Board:

... Last Christmas I walked down Main Street and it was kind of dreary...
Ms Rosenthal hopes to:
... bring lots of light and festivities to Main Street ... to light it up and make it look great....
... maybe even Cornell Students would want to come down. It might even encourage a new retailer or two....
 Here's Ms Rosenthal explaining the Roosevelt Island Winter Wonderland concept to the RIOC Board.

Just to get you in the mood, take a look at the fabulous annual Holiday Lights show

in Dyker Heights Brooklyn from Curbed.

It's a great idea. Hope it gets done.