Roosevelt Island

Funding is set and bids are coming for a long-delayed platform lift at the step-laden park dedicated to the only U.S. president to use a wheelchair in office.
Artist Amanda Matthews’ sculptures aim to represent faces of “women who had no visibility” that became the heart of Bly’s trailblazing reporting.
Discussions for reviving a long-shuttered engine company stall, despite FDNY acknowledgment the booming area needs more emergency responders.
The journalist who rocked New York with her 1887 exposé will be memorialized on Roosevelt Island, amid a wave of monuments to great women.
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