The uniform and downright dreary look of Roosevelt Island's Main Street retail corridor has been compared to East Berlin, but is the comically depressing scenery about to change? The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a private company to become the master leaseholder and help revive the retail strip, Roosevelt Islander reports. There's a lot of complicated language explaining what the RIOC is looking for, but here's how RIOC member Jonathan Kalkin put it in a tweet: "Bye Gov't Run Commerce on Roosevelt Island. Hello Freedom, Hope, Choice, & Prosperity. RIOC Tear Down This Wall." Let the fro-yoification of Roosevelt Island begin!
· Master Leaseholder Request For Proposal Issued For Roosevelt Island... [RI]
· Nobody Likes Roosevelt Island's Main Street [Curbed]