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Roosevelt Island’s FDR Park Moves Towards Wheelchair Accessibility

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.

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A Peek at the Nellie Bly Memorial Set for Roosevelt Island

Artist Amanda Matthews’ sculptures aim to represent faces of "women who had no visibility" that became the heart of Bly’s trailblazing reporting.

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Cold Water on Queens Firehouse Reopening Hopes After Amazon Breakup

Discussions for reviving a long-shuttered engine company stall, despite FDNY acknowledgment the booming area needs more emergency responders.

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Nellie Bly Memorial in Works for Site of Asylum She Probed

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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