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The long-delayed Franklin Roosevelt memorial planned for the southern tip of Roosevelt Island took a step forward yesterday, much to the chagrin of blogger Roosevelt Islander, who has been campaigning against the land-grabbing memorial for eons: "Conditional Site control for the southern portion of Southpoint Park was granted to the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) last night by the RIOC Board of Directors with a vote of 7 yays, 1 no and 1 abstention. I really am so disgusted that I can't say much more except that a great deal of the frustration is caused by the fact that opponents of site control were not permitted to speak to counter the statements made by FERI representatives. I know, I tried." [Roosevelt Islander; previously]