Rikers Reimagined: Innovative Ideas to Turn the Infamous Island into a New York Destination
February 28, 2016

“Come stroll with us along 413 acres of city-owned waterfront property. Don’t mind the incessant roar of planes and the stench of the mudflat at low tide. Check out that breathtaking skyline view.

“From Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the New York Times and Crain’s editorial board, heavyweights are lining up to slam the door once and for all on the Rikers Island jail complex. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently formed a commission, led by the state’s former top judge, to study a path to closing Rikers.”

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