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Friday, September 19, 2008

Orphans International Anime & Manga Fundraiser On Saturday September 20


Received the following message from Jim Luce, founder of Roosevelt Island based organization Orphans International inviting all to a Fundraising event for their operations in Hait following the devastation from Hurrican Gustav.
I have just returned from Haiti where I was carrying relief supplies and checking on our children. Our own nation could not respond adequately to Katrina, and Haiti’s government cannot respond to three hurricanes there back-to-back.

It is we ‘Citizens of the World’ who must step up to the plate.

We have an event this Saturday night in the East Village (NYC) and I sincerely hope you can join us in raising funds for Haiti Hurricane Relief. I want to meet you and tell you about our project - and our beautiful, happy children who are such survivors!

The Saturday event (see below) should be fun for all ages, and we are pleased that Echostream and Lisa Hammer are performing for us. Please drop by and support our benefit - to benefit Haitian children! IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT, PLEASE CONTRIBUTE DIRECTLY VIA OUR WEBSITE www.oiww.org.

Our children in Haiti count on you for your support! - Jim

P.S. - I have brought back wonderful pictures of our children. Write to me at jim@oiww.org and I will be happy to send you a copy of the set. - JL

Here is some more information on the Orphans International Anime & Manga Fundraiser.


ORPHANS INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE PRESENTS “THE
FIRST ANNUAL ANIME AND MANGA FUNDRAISER", WITH
SPECIAL CELEBRITY GUEST LISA HAMMER OF VENTURE
BROTHERS.

Enjoy Live Music, Cosplay and Giveaways. Ten lucky winners will receive free tickets to the NYC Anime Festival, worth $55 each.

New York, NY (September 2008) -- Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) presents "The First Annual Anime and Manga Fundraiser”, with special celebrity guest Lisa Hammer; you may know her as the voice of Triana Orpheus on Venture Brothers. Funimation, ITO EN, AnimEigo, Planet Hollywood, Tokyo Pop, and Gaia Online have donated valuable gifts for our raffle prizes and goodie bags. Partygoers will enjoy Japanese snacks and beverages, and live musical performance by Echostream.

We welcome NY area businesses to join us as sponsors.

First Annual Anime and Manga Fundraiser:
China 1
50 Avenue B (btwn 3rd & 4th)
New York. Zip 10009
Saturday, September 20, 2008 from 6 to 8pm

The ticket price is $25 and includes gift bags and raffle tickets for the first 100 who register.

**Buy Tickets on our website via PAYPAL: www.oiww.org**

About us: OIWW is a non-governmental organization associated with the U.N. Department of Public Information and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit Orphans International's current project in Haiti, where we are struggling to provide money for food, clean water, new clothes, shoes, vitamins and protein supplements following recent flooding and wind damage from hurricanes Gustav, Hannah and Ike. Inflation is skyrocketing, and basic food is in very short supply.
For more information, press, or sponsorship inquiries:
Roxanne Arthur
(212)755-7550
Roxanne.Arthur@oiww.org

Regular F Train Service To and From Roosevelt Island This Weekend And For the Next 6 Weekends As Well!

Image of blurred F Train from Venus in Furs

According to the MTA there will be regular F train service to and from Roosevelt Island this weekend and RIOC reports no interruptions in Tram service either.

Roosevelt Island 360 reports that:
... there are no scheduled service disruptions scheduled for any weekend affecting the 63rd Street Tunnel stations, including Roosevelt Island, through the end of October. So we can expect approximately 6 weeks of full weekend subway service to run through Roosevelt Island.

Things To Do This Weekend In New York - Great Big Sea In Concert, Brooklyn Museum Opening, Roosevelt Island Walking Tour, Pre Fab Housing & Van Gogh


You Tube Video of Great Big Sea singing Donkey Riding

Looking for things to do this weekend on Roosevelt Island or in New York City?

Friday night, one of my favorite live performance bands, Great Big Sea - from the tropical island of Newfoundland, Canada - is making a New York City appearance at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. The first time I ever heard of them was at their outdoor concert during the 1999 Summer Festival in Quebec City and I was just blown away by their combination of traditional seafaring folk tunes, Celtic rock songs and the sheer fun and joy of their live performance. I and a bunch of friends have been attending their New York concerts ever since. If you are looking for something to do tonight in New York City, I definitely recommend trying to get tickets. You will have a Great Time!
More Great Big Sea.


You Tube video of Great Big Sea singing Old Black Rum

If you are looking for something to do with the kids on Saturday, the Roosevelt Island Marlins are holding a "Learn to Swim" Program at the Westview Pool or head on over to the opening weekend for the Brooklyn Children's Museum.
Help us unveil all the new exhibitions, programs, and amenities under our groovy, Rafael Viñoly-designed roof. Make a lion costume leap in a Chinese New Year parade, create your own museum exhibit, search for clues to animal life, ring up groceries in an international market, splash in the Totally Tots play pond, and so much more! Your family will never forget this very special weekend!
Adventures on a Shoestring is conducting a walking tour of Roosevelt Island on Saturday at 2 PM. meeting on the northwest corner of Second Avenue and 59th street. For more information call 212*265*2663

On Sunday, check out the Museum of Modern Art's Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling or the Van Gogh And The Colors Of The Night exhibitions.

Additional suggestions on what to do in New York City this weekend can be found at the NY Times Urban Eye, NY Post Weekend Calendar and Newyorkology.

UPDATE - 5;20 PM - There is also the Roosevelt Island based Orphans International Anime & Manga Fundraiser for Haitian Hurricane Relief on Saturday Night.

Learn To Swim on Roosevelt Island With the Marlins

The Roosevelt Island Marlins are conducting a 'Learn to Swim" Program for those aged 4-14 at the Westview Pool (625 Main Street) on Saturday, September 20 and 27.

In addition to the pool at Westview, Roosevelt Island has 2 outdoor pools, one each at Manhattan Park and the Octagon as well as three indoor pools including Westview's. The other two indoor pools are located at the Rivercross building and Sportspark. There is another pool at Island House but that has been shut down for more than 24 years according to a 2001 Main Street WIRE article which at the time wrote that the pool had been closed for 17 years.

More information on swimming at Roosevelt Island's Sportspark from RIOC below:

Swimming at Sportspark: Open Swim
Due to the community's request, we have modified the open swim schedule as follows:

Adults Only
When: Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00 & Saturday 4:00 - 7:00
All Ages
When: Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 & Saturday 12:00 - 3:00

Anyone under 18 Must be accompanied by an Adult
Where: Sportspark Swim Center - East side entrance 250 Main Street

Seniors Swim Free at ALL Open Swim Times
For additional information

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Is Gentrification Turning Roosevelt Island into an Urban Landscaped Refuge For Former Manhattanites or Consumer Cesspool For Long Time RI'ers?


You Tube Video of Roosevelt Island, an Island place from 1980

The New York Observer had an interesting article on the changing nature of Roosevelt Island:
For new residents, Roosevelt Island is an urban suburbia, a landscaped refuge from cramped quarters in Chelsea, the Upper East Side or the East Village.
At the same time, veteran Islanders notice their close-knit community changing. Everyone I spoke with mentioned that the population--which includes United Nations employees, Memorial Sloan-Kettering oncologists and senior citizens--is getting younger. Old-timers notice a more affluent populace, with closer ties to Manhattan.
"One of the things that I loved about the Island in the earlier days is that it was truly international," explained Marie LeBlanc, a multilingual teacher who has lived there for 15 years. "And it seems like more New Yorkers, people that have been living in New York for a while, have been moving to Roosevelt Island."
Long-time residents worry that their affordable housing will turn market-rate. There are fewer areas for kids to play; parking spots are more difficult to find; and public transportation is strained.
This message I received from a former resident newly returned to Roosevelt Island captures some of the anxiety that gentrification is causing among long-time residents.
As a former resident returning to the island, the changes are refreshing and disturbing at the same time. I lived in Brooklyn over the last few years and noticed massive development and improvements to the neighborhoods there. Although it was aesthetically appealing, there were a lot of problems. The community changed as more people moved in, especially higher upper class to wealthy. Gentrification has caused more problems in certain areas as there will always be people who are trapped in their neighborhoods unable to leave due to financial instability. I fear that Roosevelt Island maybe turning into these gentrified communities as the demand for higher quality real estate increases.

As for the increase in restaurants and the new Duane Reade, I found it refreshing that businesses are coming onto Roosevelt Island. I question the placement of the stores however. I would have to travel a long way to get a slice of pizza or anything from Duane Reade. The Eastwood area from 510-580 Main Street needs some revitalizing. I remember a bakery and the old pizzeria that was just downstairs. Also the M&D has a limited supply of goods so to stick with the new American trend of one-stop shopping, Duane Reade or Gristides would be a better choice (although they are both at polar opposites of the island).

I feel as if the island is on the verge of turning into a consumer cesspool, filled with upper middle to upper class New Yorkers making the lower middle class standard of living on Roosevelt Island a thing of the past taking away from the essence of affordable decent housing just a 10 minute ride away from the city. Hopefully that won’t happen. Here’s to hoping.


If you were thinking of living on Roosevelt Island in the 1980's, here's what the NY Times had to say then.
It is an island of baby strollers and children playing fearlessly in the street, sparkling vistas of Manhattan and refreshing breezes. It is also an island of silent nights, little street life and none of the pulsating activity to be found just across the river. For people who seek proximity to the city but prefer a relatively safe and quiet place to make their home, Roosevelt Island may be a good choice.

''My kids are safe here, the parks are great and I have a fabulous apartment,'' said Sheila Velez, who moved with her family to Roosevelt Island in 1977. ''We did it for the children - to give them a place to play, and to grow up.''
Times change and New York City grows and evolves. Sometimes for the good other times times not. It can be managed but it is inevitable. Otherwise it dies.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Future Of Roosevelt Island Walking Tour on Saturday, September 20 - Or A Video Taxi Tour, But Without The Presentations



The American Planning Association's (APA) New York Chapter is organizing The Future of Roosevelt Island Walking tour to be held on Saturday, September 20 starting from the Manhattan Tramway Station at 11 AM. According to the APA:
Join us for a walking tour of Roosevelt Island. The population of this planned community has been growing as the next phase of development gets underway. The Island had less than 10,000 residents in 2000. Today it is estimated to have 12,000 with several thousand more expected to live in the new residential buildings in development in the Southtown neighborhood. We will look at the new development from many perspectives:
  • history and role of the master plan
  • urban design opportunities on the waterfront
  • green building technologies and adaptive reuse
  • impact on transportation.
Presenters will include:
  • Judith Berdy, Roosevelt Island Historical Society
  • Barbara Clark, PRC Management
  • Judith Heintz, ASLA, WRT Design
  • Andrew Jackson, The Hudson Companies
  • Dr. Floyd Lapp, FAICP, Columbia University
  • Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Hunter College
  • Patrick Rodgers, Costas Kondylis Architects
I hope the organizers or one of the participants is able to record the walk and presentations. Would be very interesting for everyone not able to attend to see.

UPDATE - 9:30 PM - If you are interested in the tour please RSVP to the organizers. There may not be any more space available.

UPDATE - 9/18 - I am advised that the walking tour has been sold out. There is no additional space available for the tour.

Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 Receives Progress Report Grade of C for School Year 2007-08

Image of Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 from Geocities

The NY Times reported that:
The number of schools receiving A’s under New York’s much-contested grading system increased significantly this year from last in what Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said was a clear sign of success and evidence that his signature accountability program was spurring improvement at schools across the city.
Unfortunately, The New York City Department of Education progress report grade for Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 for the 2007-08 school year was a C. According to the report:
  • This school's overall score for 2007-08 is 47.4
  • This score places the School in the 25 percentile of all K-8 schools Citywide–i.e., 25 percent of those schools scored lower than this school
  • This school did not meet its improvement target from last year
Here's more on PS/IS 217 including last year's grade of B and improved reading scores reported for most grades in 2008. Why the decline? Is this an indication of poor performance or a function of a flaw in the grading methodology used by the Department of Education?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Randalls Island Golf Center Van Spotted On Roosevelt Island - Is Shuttle Service Coming to Driving Range or Just A Lost Driver On The Wrong Island?


Any Roosevelt Island golfers? Last Thursday, I saw this Randall's Island Golf Center van parked outside of the Riverwalk Landing building. At first, I thought this might mean that some sort of shuttle service is or will be available from Roosevelt Island to the Randall's Island golf driving range facility. But then the cold wind of reality set in. The more likely answer is that the driver was visiting or got lost and wound up on Roosevelt Island by mistake. I can hope but probably not.

There is nothing on the Golf Center's web site to indicate that any shuttle service from Roosevelt Island is available or planned and the on-site Related management personnel I spoke to have no information either, other than the van was spotted driving back and forth several times that day.

Prior to moving to Roosevelt Island, I often took the shuttle from Lexington & 86th. It was very convenient though more trips to the range did not improve my swing.

Though not very high up in the priority of Roosevelt Island needs, establishment of a shuttle service to the Driving Range from Roosevelt Island would certainly be a very nice amenity for golfers and batting cage users and might help Roosevelt Island Riverwalk condo sales as well as Octagon and other Roosevelt Island rentals.

See what we're missing?


You tube video of funny golf swings

Questions Regarding Roosevelt Island School Bus Service Answered - Now Get On the Magic Bus With The Who


You Tube Video of The Who's Magic Bus

A reader of this post on the first day of direct non-stop school bus service from Roosevelt Island to the Lower Lab school asks the following questions:
I don't know if anyone out there can answer any of these questions, but...

1. How long does it take?

2. Are there any other Manhattan schools that offer bus service to RI?

3. Is it ever a problem getting bus service from the Manhattan side of the tram to any school?

(My kid isn't in school yet, and we don't know if we want to stay on RI long-term.)
Another reader provides some answers.
1) I don't really know. The bus leaves at 7:20am and gets the kids to school in time.

2) There are quite a few other buses picking up children on Roosevelt Island but I do not know what routes they take (UNIS is one of them). DOE regulation is that you need at least 11 children in order to create a route.

3) No. You can always take the tram and catch a bus on the other side of the river. That's what most kids do.
Hope that helps. If anyone else has more information, please let us know. More on Roosevelt Island schools here.

For the older kiddies, enjoy the Who's Magic Bus. The little one's can still have Scholastic's Magic Bus.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Curbed Readers Chime In On Kahn/FDR Memorial Site Control Boondoggle - Who Cares About Roosevelt Island?

Image from NY Times

Our friends at Curbed and some of their readers have thoughts on the Kahn/FDR memorial.
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...
Some comments from Curbed readers include:
I don't understand what kind of idiot could be against this incredibly beautiful memorial. (Louis Kahn was such a talent!)
and:
I agree with the above. What is the case against building the memorial. Possible arguments I can think of:

1. FDR doesn't deserve a memorial. His memory should be damned by generations of Americans.

2. The site is a bad place for a memorial because FDR had no connection to New York or to Roosevelt Island, or to the United Nations that the memorial would face. OK.

3. The site is a bad place for a memorial because the memorial would block traffic, create noise, get rid of a much loved local landmark (the memorial would be at the currently blocked off southern tip of an island where 8,000 people live, mostly in the northern section).

4. The design is ugly (the design was created years ago by Louis Kahn).

The blogger is obviously passionate about this, but I"m really curious to find out his argument against it. Maybe he is a diehard Republican. Or maybe he thinks the site is better suited for a prison or a waste incinerator.
Other comments are along the lines of who cares about Roosevelt Island and accuse me of "vituperative, yellow journalism".

I responded on Curbed as follows:
It's always nice to be called an idiot by individuals as well informed as the prior two posters.

The issue is not as simple as portrayed by posters above. You ask how can anyone object to a memorial designed by Louis Kahn to FDR? Simple, Mr. Kahn designed this memorial in the early 1970's when Roosevelt Island was a very different place than it is now.

In 1973 there was no residential community on Roosevelt Island but now in the 21st century we are a neighborhood of approximately 12 thousand people and still growing with great need for park land, green space as well as open unobstructed waterfront views and access. Instead, what we get is the Kahn Memorial, and let's not fool anyone it is the Kahn not the FDR memorial, with it's concrete and granite replacing grass and open waterfront view. Amazingly, the design intentionally obstructs the existing panoramic 360 degree views of the NYC skyline and East River waterfront from Southpoint Park and the current architect and Kahn worshippers thinks that is a good thing.

It's not just us unsophisticated, stupid Roosevelt Islanders who despair at what this design does to Southpoint Park. Consider this description of the Louis Kahn/FDR memorial by prominent art critic Thomas B. Hess, a self described friend of Kahn and admirer of Franklin Roosevelt. (From Page 648-649 of Robert AM Stern's book New York 1960).
This is the sort of political edifice that the Italian fascists loved and Speer perfected for the glory of the Third Reich... The site itself is treated heartlessly. What was a modest, picturesquely rugged shoreline has been disciplined to straight lines and symetrical angles that have no significance beyond the alarming one of man's ability to impose a meaningless geometry on nature. The ultimate irony is that Roosevelt, who fought totalitarians to the death, is commemorated in the harsh style propogated by the dictators.
How would any of you like that dumped in your neighborhood? Too much of Roosevelt Island park space has already been paved over and greenery removed.

Nobody, including myself, is opposed to a memorial to FDR. I, and many other residents of Roosevelt Island are only opposed to this particular design because it is a memorial to Louis Kahn and not to FDR. I would love to have a memorial to FDR on Roosevelt Island but something that truly honors his memory and work as the FDR memorial in Washington DC does.

There is also the question of whether the organization promoting this memorial is qualified to handle such an undertaking given their previous 35 years of failure and the current decrepit condition of the FDR Memorial Library in New Hyde Park for which they are the "non- profit" funding arm. See link below.

Please take the time to learn the facts involved in this issue. It is obvious that you don't know them. For instance the proposed site is not closed or blocked off from the population but is easily accessible for all to enjoy one of the most beautiful waterfront and skyline views in all of New York City.

Finally, as if it makes any difference, I am not a Republican and have been a supporter Barack Obama for President since last January.

For those interested in learning more, here is a typical post on subject.

I apologize to Curbed and its readers for the length of this post.
This battle is not over yet. More to come.

Roosevelt Island Public Safety Officers Ticket and Have Towed Cars Parked in Front of New Riverwalk Construction Site


On Sunday I noticed members of the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department ticketing cars parked between the Tram circle and just to the south of the Riverwalk Landing building next to the walls surrounding the construction site for Southtown buildings 5 & 6. Several cars were subsequently towed away as well. This occurred during the afternoon and through at least early evening.

One of the unhappy car owners said she never saw any no parking signs or indications that cars may be towed if parked in that location. A Public Safety officer who noticed me taking pictures pointed out this sign which is on the construction wall.


I did not see any other signs. The direction of the sign pointing to the "corner" is north past the existing Riverwalk buildings. It would seem to indicate that no parking is allowed in front of the occupied Riverwalk Buildings either but that is clearly not the case since cars have been parking there for quite a while.

In other Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department news, Director Keith Guerra reports that the Roosevelt Island Youth Summit was very successful.

The Youth Summit went extremely well. Over 40 residents attended and were informed on many different topics in Law Enforcement. While this summit was geared around Youths, parents and other adults in the community benefitted from the forum as well.

We put on 3 Role Play Scenarios, with the good and bad ways of handling certain situations. The audience was entertained, while at the same time, received the message behind each scenario.

Different crimes were discussed as well as the distinction between juveniles and adults. Many residents were surprised to find out that an individual could be arrested as young as 7 years-old. They were also surprised to find that the Criminal Justice System views a 16 year-old as an adult.

There was a Question / Answer period following the forum and some residents expressed their concerns with certain issues. By enlarge, they were happy with the open dialogue and I feel that the summit was successful. Many residents thanked me afterwards and asked when the next one would be scheduled. I vowed to have many more of these informative forums.

P.S. Pizza was sponsored by Nonno's.
Below is the daily Roosevelt Island Public Safety reports for September 8 - 14. Incidents included:
  • 8 suspects arrested for spitting and open alcohol containers (9/10)
  • assisting a patient with broken wheelchair (9/11)
  • responding to possible jumper (9/12)
  • public possession of box cutter and spitting in public (9/12) and
  • driver failed to yield to pedestrian in cross-walk among others listed below (9/13).
9/8/08-7:00 AM to 9/9/08-7:00 AM
Aided- Male fell and refused EMS.
Hazardous Condition- A mattress discarded was left in the hallway. UA notified and removed it.
Investigation- Unknown subject threw coffee threw on to porch. Doorman notified.
Trespass- Subject arrested by PSD.
Small Fire- In Elevator Room. It was extinguished by Manhattan park porters. FDNY and NYPD responded. No injuries.
Alcohol/Littering- Subject arrested by PSD. Beer can thrown on ground and subject also received a summons for littering.
Aggravated Harassment- Threatening phone calls made to a resident. NYPD and PSD responded and reports made.
Hazardous Condition- Numerous lights out on the West Sea wall. RIOC notified.

9/9/08-7:00 AM to 9/10/08-7:00 AM
Vehicle Accident- a Truck made contact with the temporary loading dock of a building. No injuries. Company will pay for repairs to the dock.
Unsecured Vehicle- Rear window was left open. PSD conducted periodic checks of it.
Found Property- A bicycle. It was secured in PSD.
Aided- An ill person was taken to the Hospital by EMS.
Hazardous Condition- On two Motorgate sections lights not operational. Central Parking attendant notified. Also PSD conducted checks of the area.

9/10/07:00 AM to 9/11/08-7:00 AM
Criminal Mischief- Business window broken. Search conducted for the subject with negative results. The owner was notified.
Petit Larceny-Subject took item from store and fled. PSD responded and conducted a search for the
Lost Property- Book Bag left unattended. When owner arrived it was gone. NYPD was refused.
Water Leak- tenant left a yard hose on. PSD and UA responded and corrected the condition.
Open Container/ Alcohol, Spitting in Public- 8 Subjects arrested by PSD and NYPD.

0700 hrs 09/11/08 - 0700 hrs 09/12/08
Water leak - Officer observed water leak and notified super. Super corrected condition.
Open container - PSD officers responded to baseball field for subjects drinking alcohol. Summonses were issued.
Aided - Officer and EMS responded to apt. Tenant had reaction to medication. Transported to hospital.
Vehicle accident - Two vehicles involved in accident on ramp. No injuries and NYPD report taken.
Harassment/Investigation - Two people had words with each other. PSD responded and took a report.
Aided - Hospital patient stretcher broke on Main Street. Hospital was notified and sent someone to correct condition. Patient was not hurt.
Aided - Coler Hospital patient wheelchair broke down. Access-a-ride picked up patient and took him to hospital.
Escort - PSD escort resident to her apt.
Aided - PSD and EMS responded to apt for sick resident. Tenant taken to hospital.

0700 hrs. Friday September 12th 2008 tru 0700 hrs.Saturday September 13th 2008.
Found Property - Anonymous male reported found a black wallet. Owner was called and the property was returned.
Arrest - NYPD and PSD responded for a possible jumper. Upon Arrival male subject was wet. PSD Officer observed an open container and summonsed subject.
Aided - PSD responded to apartment and observed tenant bleeding. EMS transported tenant to the hospital.
Aided - PSD Officer notified central of a male subject stuck inside the elevator. Service corrected the condition.
Criminal Mischief - PSD Officer observed door to rooftop broken. Service notified.
Unsecured Window - PSD Officer observed window by Stairwell D open. Service Notified.
Aided - PSD Officer observed male subject in 546 lobby showing sings of a possible seizure. Ems transported to the hospital.
Aided - PSD responded to apartment NYFD on scene Aided refused medical attention.
Arrest - PSD Officer reports male subject while traveling Northbound passing PSD Office, Spit in the direction of a PSD Officer. Vehicle was stopped and the subject became irrate. Officer observed a box cutter placed on a waistband. Subject was summonsed for possession of box cutter in public , spitting in public and disorderly conduct.

9/13/08-7:00 AM to 9/14008-7:00 AM
Larceny- Vehicle radio was taken. Search for the subject yielded negative results. NYPD prepared a report.
Trespass- 6 subjects arrested by PSD.
Runaway/Investigation- Youth from a group home. Search conducted with negative results. NYPD notified group home that youth was at his mother's home.
Aided- Youth fell from playground equipment and injured back. EMS transported him to the Hospital.
Aided- An ill person was taken to the Hospital by EMS.
Unsecured window- In Building. UA notified and secured it.
Graffiti- in the building. Search for the subject yielded negative results. UA notified.
Unsecured Window- In Building. UA notified and secured it.
Aided- An ill person was taken to the Hospital by EMS.
Custody Order Dispute- NYPD and PSD responded. NYPD prepared a report.
Failure to yield to pedestrian in cross walk- Vehicle made contact with adult male who refused EMS. Motorist had dealer plate and used it improperly. Summonses were issued by PSD.
Aided- Female stated she was going to kill herself. EMS, NYPD and PSD responded. She was transported to the Hospital by EMS>
Assault-2 subjects arrested by PSD.

9/14/08 9/15/08

Missing property- Ipod in apt. NYPD refused.
Criminal Mischief- 4 cars were scratched on the passenger's side. Search for the subject yielded negative results. NYPD refused.
Criminal Mischief- Lobby door's window broken. Search for the subject yielded negative results. UA Super notified.
Petit larceny- Victim was asleep on the subway bench when unknown subject took a camera. Search for the subject yielded negative results. NYPD refused.
Aided- An ill person was taken to the Hospital by EMS.
Suspicious Activity- In an apt. referred to PSD plain clothes unit.