Posts Tagged ‘Randall’s Island’

New York’s Most Dangerous Bridges

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Despite mandates, Comptroller Liu says DOT is slow to respond   Don’t forget your swimmies. Comptroller John C. Liu said yesterday that after a 2009-10 city audit on the safety of its bridges, the Department of Transportation still has yet to make some obligatory repairs. And considering bridges can already be somewhat eerie, that’s a [&hellip
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Road Runners Battle Obesity, Build Esteem

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With the sun hoisted high over Icahn stadium May 15, nearly 2,000 kids from the five boroughs descended onto Randall’s Island for The New York Road Runners Youth Jamboree day. “It’s all about the kids,” said Mary Wittenberg, the club’s president and CEO—and she wasn’t kidding. Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the city. [&hellip
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Turf War

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New York City’s smaller islands offer a bit of a headache. For every Rikers Island or Hart Island, which fulfill their functions ably—the city’s prison and potter’s fields, respectively—there is an Ellis Island, which provoked a legal dispute between New York and New Jersey that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Or a Governors Island, which [&hellip
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RANDALL’S ISLAND QUIETLY TRANSFORMS

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The controversy over the future of Randall’s Island is not over yet. Last fall, the often forgotten patch of turf at the confluence of the East and Harlem Rivers fell briefly under the public spotlight when a proposed deal would have given independent schools priority in using new playing fields in return for $45 million [&hellip
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