Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lights Out At Roosevelt Island Bridge Due To Power Outage - Use Extreme Caution Travelling On Bridge Says RIOC

Image Of Roosevelt Island Bridge

According to this Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) advisory received at 11:41 PM:
Due to a power outage the lights are out on the 36 Avenue Bridge. If traveling on the Bridge please use extreme caution. The Roosevelt Island Department of Public Safety has Placed Officers at the location to assist Pedestrians. The Department of Transportation has arrived at the location and is working to correct the condition.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend Says MTA - First Time Since June 6 Weekend for Service In Both Directions

According to the MTA Weekender site, there will be Roosevelt Island F train service

to and from Manhattan this weekend.

First time since June 6 weekend for Roosevelt Island F Train service to and from Manhattan.

Eleanor's Pier, Roosevelt Island's Version Of Smorgesburg, Getting Better Each Weekend - More Food Vendors, Fantastic NYC East River Waterfront Views, Music And It's So Peaceful

The weekend is about to start and there is no better place to be than at Eleanor's Pier

on Roosevelt Island's East River waterfront promenade

to spend some peaceful and relaxing time.

There are food vendors at Eleanor's Pier. You can enjoy some Beef/Chicken Shish Kebab

and corn on the cob

from Choklo Roasted Goodness,

ice cream from Coach Scot's Main Street Sweets,

Thai food

and much more including Crepes, Southern Comfort Soul Food, Jams and Jellies, and delivery from local restaurants. Eleanor's Pier web site has a list of all the vendors.

You can even bring your own food.

There's also live music.

Eleanor's Pier is open Fridays from 5 to 9 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 9 PM until September 21.

Eleanor's Pier is still a work in progress but a great job by Hudson Related in providing a Roosevelt Island outdoor waterfront seating area with food vendors while keeping the Pier a public space available for all to enjoy.

Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Showing The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Saturday July 26 - Location Moved To Firefighters Field

The Roosevelt Island 2014 Summer Outdoor Movie Series continues tomorrow night with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Don’t miss the next film in RIOC’s Outdoor Summer Movie Series, now at Firefighters Field! Join us this Saturday, July 26th at 7 PM for an action-packed screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Food and drink vendors will be on site. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy this epic film under the stars!

See you there!
Image Of July 12 Showing Of Marvel's The Avengers At Firefighters Field

RIOC adds:
The location of the RIOC Summer Outdoor Movie Series has changed. The remaining three movies will be shown at Firefighter's Field on Saturday, July 26th; Saturday, August 9th; and Saturday, August 23rd. Shuttle service for seniors and those with limited mobility will not be provided; however, the Red Bus will make stops at the R.I. Senior Center and at Firefighter's Field as part of its regular service. Please see the attached poster for scheduled movies and rain date information, or visit our website at .


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group

Here's the trailer

for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

There was a power outage at Southpoint Park during July 11 weekend which forced the moving of Marvel's: The Avengers from Southpoint Park to Firefighters Field. Don't know if there is still a power issue at Southpoint Park or if RIOC decided to change the outdoor movie site for other reasons.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NYPD Canine Unit Training On Roosevelt Island Agility Course With Officer Rothschild And German Shepherd Partner Danz Profiled By New Yorker Video

As previously reported, the NYPD Canine Unit trains using an Agility Course located on Roosevelt Island

Image Of NYPD Roosevelt Island Canine Unit Agility Course From Above

in the shadow of the Queensboro Bridge

Image Of NYPD Roosevelt Island Canine Agility Course From The Ground

The New Yorker Video provides an excellent up close and personal view of the NYPD Canine Unit training on Roosevelt Island
Officer Wayne Rothschild talks about his bond with his partner—a German shepherd named Danz—and instructs Danz to leap over hurdles and climb obstacles in one of the N.Y.P.D.'s canine-training courses, on Roosevelt Island.

In September 2012, former Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Leslie Torres reported:
... The RIOC Board of Directors has also approved a three-year extension to a permit agreement we entered into a year ago with the New York City Police Department Transit Bureau K-9 Unit for the location of a police K-9 agility course on Roosevelt Island. The agility course is used by the K-9 Unit to train police dogs for special operations, investigations, and search and recovery exercise. We’re always happy to help the NYPD, with whom we have a great working relationship. The Department, for example, uses our Tram periodically during off-peak hours for routine training sessions to test their equipment....
The Daily shows the NYPD Canine Unit training

on the Roosevelt Island Tram.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Join Bike New York For Ride Around Roosevelt Island Thursday Evening July 24 - If No Bike Or Helmet, Borrow One From Bike NY

Image Of Bike New York Summer Camp From Caitlin Bike NewYork

Bike New York Roosevelt Island Community Outreach Manager Caitlin Goodspeed invites you to a bicycle excursion around Roosevelt Island tomorrow evening. According to Ms. Goodspeed:
Join Bike New York for a ride around Roosevelt Island THIS Thursday at 6:30pm. We'll meet at our container under the Helix Ramp. Don't have a bike and/or a helmet? You can borrow one from us! After the ride we'll head to The Riverwalk Bar and Grill for dinner. Can't wait!
Here's a Bike Ride around Roosevelt Island

and information on more Bike NY Roosevelt Island bike rides.

Roosevelt Island Hardware/Video Store Evicted But Holding Everything Must Go Sale Today - New Unopened Wine Store And Chiropractor's Office Receive 30 Day Notice Of Eviction Yesterday

Reported last week that the Roosevelt Island Hardware/Video Store was evicted from its premises by Main Street Master Leaseholder Hudson Related. A reader reports today:

Our hardware store is permanently closed, but the landlord is allowing them to take out their things.

Right now is open and everything is 50% off

If you need anything go first here, you and the Hardware store will benefit....
Bubbles, toys, screws, locks, notebooks, household items.....

I don't know until what time they will be open and if it is only for today
Yesterday, a 30 Day Notice Of Eviction for non-payment of rent was spotted on the doors of the new, but still unopened wine shop and the Chiropractor's Office. According to the Petition, the wine shop is in arrears to Hudson Related for approximately $38,000

and the Chiropractor's office for approximately $21,000.

The notices do not necessarily mean that the stores will be evicted but that legal proceedings have begun and could be part of an ongoing business negotiation between the tenants and Hudson Related.