Monday, March 30, 2015

431 Roosevelt Island Residents Trained In Hands Only CPR - You Can Be Trained Too At April Classes

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:

Roosevelt Island Hands Only CPR Director Sharon Williams shares information on upcoming April classes

and American Heart Association Hands Only CPR

training video.

Damaged Roosevelt Island Z Bricks Replaced On Main Street Today

Workers were replacing damaged Roosevelt Island Z Bricks

on Main Street today.

You're Invited To Bike New York Roosevelt Island Building x Building Info Initiative Tuesday And Wednesday This Week - Learn About Bike NY's Free Roosevelt Island Programs And Take Bicycle Transportation Survey

Bike New York's Roosevelt Island Community Outreach Manager Caitlin Goodspeed reports:

Image Of Bike NY Roosevelt Island Sportspark Class From Caitlin Goodspeed

We have two presentations happening this week that are open to the public

Join Bike New York for a short presentation about our FREE bicycle education classes, programs, and events on Roosevelt Island. You'll learn more about our organization, how you can get involved, and what you can look forward to this summer. We'll also share some important bike safety tips! We'll have light refreshments and free giveaways, too!

Roosevelt Island Senior Center (546 Main)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

4 River Road Community Room
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

These presentations are part of the BuildingxBuilding Initiative, a Bike New York effort to get more Roosevelt Island residents involved with our free bicycle education classes and programming as participants, volunteers, and paid instructors.
Bike NY previously reported:
Here are our upcoming classes on Roosevelt Island:

Wednesday, March 25: Bike Commuting 101, 6:30pm - 8pm (Sportspark Lounge)
Tuesday, March 31: Learn to Ride - Adults, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm (Sportspark Gym)
Sunday, April 12: Learn to Ride - Kids, 1pm - 3pm (Sportspark Outside BB Court)
Wednesday, April 22: Street Skills Class, 6:30pm - 8pm (Sportspark Lounge)
Saturday, May 9: Street Skills Ride, 10am - 1pm (Meet at Sportspark)
Sunday, May 17: Kids' Bicycling Basics, 10am - 1pm (Capobianco Field)
Saturday, May 30: Learn to Ride - Kids, 11am - 1pm (Capobianco Field)
Sunday, June 14: Learn to Ride - Kids, 10am - 12pm (Sportspark Outside BB Court)
Sunday, June 21: Kids' Bicycling Basics, 10am - 1pm (Capobianco Field)

We want to hear from you about transportation on Roosevelt Island! What changes do you want to see? Do you feel comfortable riding a bicycle on the island? Where would you like to see more bike racks? Please let us know what you think by taking our survey. It will take no more than 10 minutes and we would really appreciate it. To access the survey, please click here.
More information available at the Bike NY Roosevelt Island Blog or contact Community Manager Caitlin Goodspeed.

Was That A UFO Hovering Over Roosevelt Island Yesterday? Has Takeover Begun?

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reported yesterday that the drone takeover may have begun.

A video posted by Sam Price (@sampriceonline) on

More on drones flying over Roosevelt Island at this previous post.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scenes From A Snowy Roosevelt Island Easter Egg Hunt Today - Kids, Bunnies, Eggs & Good Times

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Easter Egg Hunt

Image From Anamaria Sudarov

took place today at the Manhattan Park lawn with the Easter Bunny greeting kids
Image From Jacqueline Schott

of all ages

Image From Joceyln Lavallo

who filled their bags with tiny bunnies.

Image From Anamaria Sudarov

It was a cold and snowy Roosevelt Island Easter Egg Hunt today but that didn't stop the fun.
Nick Turner shares this video of the Roosevelt Island Snowy Easter Egg Hunt and notes:
Roosevelt Island's 2015 Easter egg hunt gets an unwelcome guest: snow. A good day for pinwheels, though

RIRA worked with the Girl Scouts and other Roosevelt Island organizations to stage today's Easter Egg Hunt. RIRA's Social, Cultural & Educational Committee Chair Lynn Strong- Shinozaki shares this picture taken before the Easter Egg Hunt

Image From Lynn Strong-Shinozaki

and reports:
Getting ready with the Girl Scouts
More preparations for the Easter Egg Hunt at this previous post.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Good News - 7th Weekend Of Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan - Bad News, Possibly Crowded Tram Cabins As Yelp Recommends Riding The Tram As Thing To Do In NYC This Week

Good news. According to the MTA Weekender, there will be Roosevelt Island F train service

to and from Manhattan this weekend.

That's 7 weekends in a row.

Potentially bad news - Yelp recommends riding the Tram as thing to do this week in NYC. Hopefully, will not create long waits and crowded tram cabins.

If the cabins are crowded this weekend, please heed plea from the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse;

to move into the cabin.

RIOC Approves Agreement For Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance Use Of Roosevelt Island Cultural Center Space For Rest Of Year - Also Upcoming Construction Projects, New Con Ed High Pressure Gas Line & Community Volunteer Efforts

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors approved an agreement with the Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance (MST&DA)

Image Of MST&DA Cultural Center Entrance

for the use of the newly renovated Cultural Center space

Image Of Cultural Center Entrance

during last evening's March 26 Board meeting (full webcast of meeting here).

RIOC President Charlene Indelicato reported that the agreement is a non exclusive use of the theater space by MST&DA until the end of 2015 at which time a Request For Proposals (RFP) will be issued for the space. Ms Indelicato noted that the history of MST&DA will be considered in evaluating the Cultural Center RFP.

Here's what Ms. Indelicato said:

Ms Indelicato also reported on the Cultural Center fee schedule, upcoming construction projects from Cornell, Riverwalk Building 7 and new Con Ed High Pressure Gas line to be installed as well as community volunteer efforts.

RIOC Director Howard Polivy provided more info about the construction projects, including Con Ed Gas Line, and asked for community patience during the needed work.

RIOC Community Relations Specialist Erica Spencer-El added:
...last night the board approved a non-exclusive license agreement for use of portions of the Cultural Center (the theater, workshop and theater storage room) at no cost in exchange for MST&DA to operate and maintain the space. MST&DA will be required to pay the non-profit hourly rate (see below) for areas outside of the agreed license.
Ms. Spencer-El also provided the Cultural Center Fee Schedule below

and this list of organizations interested in using the Cultural Center Space:
1) Zalman Duchman,
2) Nina Lublin
3) RI Jewish Congregation
4) RI Explorers
5) Hope Church
6) Islamic Society of RI
7) Assembly member Seawright
8) RI Parents Network
9) Ashley Heart on behalf of a local Japanese group
10) Island Kids.
Here's the new Roosevelt Island Cultural Center Theater,

Dance floors

and dressing room.

More on the MST&DA agreement with RIOC at this previous post.