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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kayakers Paddling East River Past Roosevelt Island Today - Anybody Interested In Kayaking?

You never know who you might run into on Roosevelt Island and sometimes the person you unexpectedly meet is paddling on the East River.

Earlier today, I met a couple who were considering moving to Roosevelt Island as we were both walking on the West Promenade watching East River Kayakers paddling close to the Roosevelt Island shoreline.

Kayakers From LIC Community Boathouse Paddling Past Roosevelt Island Today

The couple and I were talking about what it is like living on Roosevelt Island when I recognized the leader of the Kayakers - Ted from the Long Island City Community Boat House. Ted recognized me,

Kayakers From LIC Community Boathouse Paddling Past Roosevelt Island Today

shouted out that they were on their way to Hallets Cove in LIC

Kayakers From LIC Community Boathouse Paddling Past Roosevelt Island Today

and that he wished there was a place on Roosevelt Island to dock and launch kayaks.

Here are the kayaks from earlier today.



Anybody else interested in Roosevelt Island Kayaking - the Long Island City Community Boathouse has expressed a willingness to start a Roosevelt Island kayaking program.

More on Roosevelt Island Kayaking from previous post.

Report From RIOC President Leslie Torres - Roosevelt Island Tram Station Renovations, NYC Pesticide Spraying, Steel Boat Sculpture Renovation & Good Shepherd Chapel Slate Roof Repairs


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Lesie Torres sends the following report to Roosevelt Island residents.
Greetings Roosevelt Islanders! Time certainly flies by. It seems like just yesterday we were kicking off the summer season with Roosevelt Island Day and the beginning of our Outdoor Summer Movie Series. But now, as August winds down, the fall season promises to be equally exciting, with the opening of Four Freedoms Park among the many things to look forward to in the coming months.

Tram Renovations

RIOC thanks you for your cooperation this past week as we began our two-week process of renovating the passenger waiting areas in our Tram stations. We will need to shut down the Tram again next week during off-peak hours, from Monday, August 27 to Friday, August 31, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm each day.

For alternate transportation into Manhattan, RIOC will continue to provide Red Bus service to 2nd Avenue and 58th Street, from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm next week. And as always, you can also ride the MTA’s F-Train or the Q-102 bus for service to Manhattan and Queens.

While planning the project, our engineers determined that in order to do the renovations safely and efficiently, we would need to shut down the entire tram system. Safety is our number-one priority. Once we realized we would need to shut down the entire system, we decided to move up the renovations up from September to the last two weeks of August so that the work would be completed before the school year starts and while many residents are out of town on summer vacation.

We realize the Tram closure is a burden on the community and apologize for the inconvenience; however, the renovations to the stations are needed.

Monitoring NYC’s Pesticide Spraying

RIOC has been monitoring the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s pesticide spraying activity as it steps up efforts to reduce mosquito presence and the risk of West Nile virus. Thus far, the mosquitos carrying the virus have not been detected on Roosevelt Island and therefore the Island is not scheduled for spraying. In the event that spraying is required here, we will send out the appropriate advisories. The latest NYC spraying schedule can be found on the Health Department’s website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/wnv/wnvspray.shtml

Steel Boat Sculpture Renovation

As most Roosevelt Island residents know, the Steel Boat Sculpture – or Boat Prow – to the west of the Octagon soccer field, has been in an unsightly condition due to graffiti vandalizing and exposure to the weather and tidal water. To restore the Prow, we have hired contractors who will replace the deteriorated steel panels and clean the entire sculpture. We also intend to be diligent about graffiti removal. As soon as we know about new graffiti on the sculpture or elsewhere on the Island, we will dispatch a team to paint over it or remove it.

Chapel Roof Repairs

Work to replace the Good Shepherd Chapel roof with a new, natural slate roof will commence on Monday, August 27. While the work is underway, the Good Shepherd Chapel Plaza will be fenced off and closed to the public due to safety concerns.

Friday, August 24, 2012

No Queens Bound F Trains To Roosevelt Island Again This Weekend


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The MTA has advised there will be:

No Queens Bound F-Trains from 10:00 PM Friday, August 24th to 5:00 AM Monday, August 27th

Tram and Red Bus Service will run until 5:00 AM during these service disruptions.

For more information please visit www.mta.info or call 511.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
More information on subway service disruptions this weekend from the MTA Weekender.  

Roosevelt Island's Trellis Diner Signs Lease Extension With Main Street Master Leaseholder Hudson Related

Image of Trellis Diner Owner Kai Razaghi Announcing New Lease Extension

Learned today that the Trellis Diner signed it's lease extension with Main Street Master Leaseholder Hudson Related. Trellis owner Kai Razaghi reports:
The good news this week is that our lease extension is in place and Trellis has a future with you on Roosevelt Island. It means we will renovate soon - an architect is already at work on the plans - and we'll have a bright new restaurant soon. The bad news is that, to do the renovation, we'll need to close for a time. That won't happen immediately, but it's also part of our future together. Meantime ... come on in and create some lasting memories of what it was like "back then"!

See You At Trellis!
Trellis joins Gallery RIVAA and these new Roosevelt Island Main Street retail tenants with signed leases:
  • Wholesome Direct, an organic grocer at 530 Main Street, 
  • Island Spirits, a wine shop at 605 Main Street,
  • Coach Scot's Main Street Sweet's at 599 Main Street and
  • the Subway Sandwich shop at 513 Main Street

Roosevelt Island Youth Program 2012 Soccer League Season Begins September 10, Player Evaluations September 4 -6 For Kids 7- 13 - Soccer Coaches Needed Too

If you are a Roosevelt Island Soccer player between the ages of 7 and 13, the parent of one, or just enjoy soccer, this is for you.

The Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) 2012 Soccer Season will begin on September 10 with player evaluations at the Octagon Field for Minors, Juniors and Seniors teams September 4,5,and 6 respectively. More information on the RIYP Soccer program in the flyer below


and click here for the RIYP Soccer Registration forms or RIYP Facebook Page.

Coaches are also needed for the RIYP Soccer Program. If you are interested in coaching, please contact RIYP at the number below.


Diego and several other Roosevelt Island residents have expressed an interest in forming adult Soccer Pick-Up Games. Coaching a RIYP soccer team may be a good way to meet others who would like to play in Roosevelt Island Pick-Up Soccer games as well.

Here are some scenes from 2011 Opening Day of the RIYP Soccer League


You Tube Video of RIYP Soccer League Opening Day

and more.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Roosevelt Island Jobs Available - Grenadier Realty Director Of Leasing For Manhattan Park, Child School Math Teacher, RI Day Nursery Early Childhood Teacher and Pier NYC Barbacks


Are you looking for a job on Roosevelt Island? Maybe one of these are for you.

Grenadier Realty is seeking a Director of Leasing for Manhattan Park. According to Select Leaders:
Real Estate Management Co. seeks a Director of Leasing for a large market-rate rental complex.  The ideal candidate must represent the company in its relations with residents, prospects, and employees; reflecting the attitudes, policies and general vision of the company.  The Director of Leasing must have a working knowledge of personnel, accounting, leasing, building maintenance, and resident retention policies and programs.  The Director of Leasing is responsible for supervising the leasing staff, the general marketing of the property and all related functions, all leasing activity on the property and tenant retention....
Click here for more information.

The Child School Legacy High School is seeking Math and English Teachers. According to Craigslist:
The Child School / Legacy High School is a non-public Special Education school. We seek:
1) Leave Replacement: Middle School English Language Arts teacher. Full-time.
2) Middle School Mathematics teacher. Full-time....
Click here for more information.

The Roosevelt Island Day Nursery is seeking part time early childhood teachers. According to Craiglist:
Roosevelt Island Day Nursery at Riverwalk Crossing has the following positions open:

Part time and substitute teachers need to work with children from age three months to three and a half years old

Priority given to those who can work 4-6pm...
Click here for more information.

Also, Pier NYC is seeking bus boys/barbacks. According to Craigslist:
... Looking for bus boys/ bar backs who speak English well, work hard and are punctual. All shifts needed....
Click here for more information.

Good Luck.

Update On Roosevelt Island Mobile Food Trucks

Roosevelt Island Food Truck Image From Gothamist

I sent the following inquiry to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) last week:
I am following up on the status of Mobile Food Truck vendor applications. Any comment on the following:

! - During last Real Estate Committee meeting, it was decided to contact the NY Street Food Association to see if they would take over the operation of food trucks on Roosevelt Island. Have they been contacted yet and if so, what was their response?

2 - Does RIOC intend to maintain the $345 per month fee for the trucks? If so, does the fee allow trucks to park in any designated zone or only one designated zone?

3 - Can the fee be waived on first month for new trucks not yet serving Roosevelt Island as a continued inducement to encourage new Trucks to try out Roosevelt Island as a location?

4- - Will there be alternative arrangements such as a daily fee - if so, what is the Daily fee and will the daily fee be for one specific zone or may trucks park in any designated zone?

Thank you.
Aerial View of Roosevelt Island Food Trucks and Pier NYC

RIOC's Press Spokesperson replied:
1. Dispatch NY (a food truck production company created by the president of the NYFTA) offered to schedule three trucks at the subway location, but they asked for a fee of 30% of the amount we'd charge per truck to do so.

2. The $345 per month will stay in place. The fee would allow trucks to park in any designated zone, if they are available.

3/4. The waiving of the monthly fee was for July only. Going forward, all trucks can purchase daily OR monthly permits. New trucks looking to test the waters here will have the ability to purchase daily permits for $30, however they must first submit a completed application, proper city health department permits, and liability insurance. Once that's all okayed, they can purchase daily permits as they wish, from the main office. 
Here's what happened at the July 19 RIOC Real Estate Committee meeting on Roosevelt Island Mobile Food Trucks.

As reported last Sunday, I visited the Prospect Park Food Truck Rally and spoke with vendors who were very interested in bringing their trucks to Roosevelt Island. Here's more of the Prospect Park Food Truck Rally from Savory Bites.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Offering Hebrew School Classes Starting September 5


Received the following message from the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation.
The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC) will offer Hebrew school classes to a new generation of students, building on its 30-year history of serving the Jewish community of Roosevelt Island.

Initially, the RIJC Hebrew School will offer two weekly after-school classes: one class will be for four- and five-year olds on Mondays at 4pm at and another for six- to eight-year olds at 5pm. The program will incorporate Hebrew language, songs, Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Torah stories, love of Israel, arts & crafts and drama. All activities will be integrated with the life of the RIJC and will be held in the RIJC classroom at the Cultural Center complex.

Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 and will be held on Monday afternoons thereafter. Membership in the RIJC is not required for enrollment in the Hebrew school.

The Hebrew School is the natural evolution of the congregation’s efforts to meet the needs of the Island’s families. As the children grow and the program expands, the congregation plans additional classes and Bar/Bat mitzvah preparation, which is a natural extension of the educational program.

The RIJC has expanded its family programming over the past few years, as new families have moved to the Island. Highlights of the past year's activities for children and families include Pajama Havdalah, Purim festivities and musical High Holy Day Children’s’ Services.

The recent opening of new residential and commercial buildings, coupled with attention generated from the planned Cornell/Technion Graduate Education Center are bringing a new vibrancy to Roosevelt Island. RIJC President Nina Lublin says, “As a long-time member and Roosevelt Island resident, I am delighted that we will offer the youngest members of our community an opportunity to play and learn together, while getting the benefit of an enriched Jewish education through the RIJC.”

Rabbi Leana Moritt, who has served the congregation for five years, will oversee the educational efforts. She will work side by side with lay leader Michal Melamed and teacher Anna Levenstein, who has taught at other New York City Hebrew Schools. Notes Rabbi Moritt, “The future of the Jewish people is in our children and our ability to transmit the wisdom, beauty and joy of Jewish living, values and identity. Our island is the ideal place to model Jewish community. We have the best of all worlds: the sophistication and opportunities of the city one subway/tramway stop away coupled with the intimacy of small town relationships. I am thrilled the congregation has made it a priority to establish a Hebrew School for our youngest members and neighbors.”

The RIJC is an independent, egalitarian congregation, open and welcoming to all.
More on the RIJC Hebrew School available at their web site. including contact information.

Update On Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Tech School - Student Applications Now Being Accepted For 2013 Class and Questions Being Raised On Goldwater Patients Relocation To Harlem Hospital

Image of Proposed Roosevelt Island Cornell Campus From You Tube

An Update on the status of planned Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Applied Sciences and Engineering School. Latest developments include efforts by NYC to relocate current patients at Goldwater Hospital to new facility in Harlem and Cornell announces applications ready for first class of students at borrowed Google space in 2013.

The NY Daily News reports today on the current status of NYC plans for moving the patients at Goldwater Hospital before the buildings are closed and demolished at the end of 2013 to make way for the Cornell campus which is scheduled to complete its first phase in 2017. According to this excerpt from the NY Daily News:
Documents show money earmarked to house homeless being used to relocate disabled patients currently housed at future site of Cornell genius school on Roosevelt Island.

City Hall says no funds from Supportive Housing Program will go toward $51 million rental building in East Harlem to house 200 patients from Coler-Goldwater long-term care facility....
 and East Harlem Community Leaders:
... claim City Hall has kept them virtually in the dark while it fast-tracked its plans to relocate patients displaced from the Coler-Goldwater long-term care facility to three new sites in East Harlem....
Also:
...  Back in April, East Harlem’s Metropolitan Hospital Community Advisory Board filed a Freedom of Information Request for basic documents connected to the E. 99th St. project - things like an environmental impact statement.

Board members did not receive the records they requested until a couple of weeks ago. By then, the city had signed off on its final impact statement.

Little wonder that both Community Board 11 and the hospital advisory board voted last month to oppose the E. 99th St. project unless city officials make significant changes in their plans.

“We’re really concerned about chemical contamination that’s present at the site and mentioned in the environmental impact statement,” advisory board member Jose Grajales said. “Everything is being rushed and we’re not convinced appropriate remediation efforts are going to be done.”...
Click here for the entire NY Daily News article and here for previous posts on Goldwater Hospital patients being removed for the new Cornell campus.

During the December 2011 Press Conference announcing Cornell/Technion being selected to build the NYC Applied Sciences and Engineering School at the Roosevelt Island Goldwater Hospital campus site, Mayor Bloomberg was asked about what will happen to current patients. Mayor Bloomberg said that the closing of Goldwater Hospital was planned for a long time and had nothing to do with the NYC Applied Sciences and Engineering School being located on Roosevelt Island.

Here's what he had to say.



In another development, NY Obeserver Beta Beat reported today:
... Cornell University (with Mayor Bloomberg, naturally) announced that applications are now being accepted for the “beta class” of the school’s one-year Master of Engineering in computer science program. Classes commence in January 2013, in space borrowed from Google....
and here's the full Press Release from Mayor Bloomberg's office:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Cornell University today announced that applications for admission are being accepted for the "beta" class of computer science students at Cornell NYC Tech, the new world-class applied sciences campus in New York City. This first class of full-time students will begin in January 2013, pursuing a one-year Cornell Master of Engineering degree in computer science. Applications for the small and highly selective beta class are due on October 1, 2012. The program will be housed at the temporary campus location in Chelsea, in space donated by Google. In 2017, the campus will move to its permanent home on Roosevelt Island. Information about the program and the application procedure for prospective students is available online at http://tech.cornell.edu/.

"If you are an engineer who wants to live in the best city of the world, the new capital of engineering talent, and the rising star of the technology industry, Cornell NYC Tech offers an exciting new opportunity," said Mayor Bloomberg. "There's simply no better place to further your education and launch your career than New York City. Getting in won't be easy, but if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere."

"We're calling this the 'beta' class because these students will help shape the future of this new educational institution," said Daniel Huttenlocher, Dean of the tech campus. "Candidates for the beta class must be future tech leaders, with not only the highest academic credentials but also strong entrepreneurial interests, leadership skills and a passion for community engagement."

"This masters program combines Cornell's longstanding strength in computer science with deep entrepreneurial, real-world experience and engagement," said Joe Halpern, chair of Cornell's Computer Science Department.

"The Mayor's Applied Sciences NYC initiative was created with the long-term future of New York City in mind, and its impact will be felt for generations, with new campuses being built in the coming decade," said Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel. "But today's news shows that the initiative is having an impact right now, attracting students to live and work in New York City starting in just a few months."

"Today's announcement is yet another major milestone in the City's groundbreaking initiative to dramatically increase applied science and engineering talent here in New York City," said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky. "Before long, this 'beta' class at Cornell NYC Tech will begin developing cutting-edge technologies and new spin-off companies that will strengthen the City's economy and ensure that we continue to establish ourselves as a global hub of innovation for the future."

"The launch of the new tech campus is causing tremendous excitement in New York City's tech community," said Thatcher Bell, managing director at DFJ Gotham Ventures, a venture capital firm in New York City. "Technologists across the city are eager to collaborate with denizens of the new campus and opportunities abound for engineering and science graduates."

The new tech campus is offering a distinctive model of graduate tech education that fuses educational excellence with real-world commercial applications and technology entrepreneurship, rooted in the latest academic research. Students, faculty and industry experts will learn and work together to launch ideas and create new ventures that have global impact. The campus will attract the best and brightest in technology, immerse them in an entrepreneurial culture with deep ties to the local business community, and spur the creation of new companies and new industries in New York City.

Applications are being accepted for a one-year (two-semester) Cornell Master of Engineering in computer science degree program. The program is particularly suited to students with a strong undergraduate education in computer science or a closely related field, who seek advanced credentials for employment in industry or for deeper technological expertise to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams. The program is intensive, and requires a substantial project co-supervised by a faculty member and an industry mentor, with a written report rather than a formal research thesis.

Courses will be conducted on Mondays through Thursdays, with Fridays used for interdisciplinary workshops (e.g., design and technology, social entrepreneurship, leadership skills, etc.). Additional events (e.g., hackathons) will be scheduled throughout the year. In addition to the formal curriculum, the program will provide numerous opportunities for engagement with industry, practitioners, and community members; each student will work closely with a mentor from a company, nonprofit or early stage investor in addition to having an academic advisor.

Following the launch of the "beta" degree program, additional one-year Cornell professional master degree programs are planned in the fields of electrical and computer engineering, information science, and operations research and information engineering, as well as an accelerated and tech-oriented one-year MBA. Planning is also underway for an innovative new two-year Master of Science dual degree offered by Cornell and its academic partner, the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. This new program will be a centerpiece of the campus, combining depth in information technology fields with domain expertise in one of the three interdisciplinary focal areas or "hubs": connective media, healthier life, or the built environment. All degrees will reflect the mission of the campus, of technical excellence with a focus on collaborative projects, industry mentors, and entrepreneurship/business related coursework.

The launch of the application process for the beta class is another major milestone for the campus, a new world-class graduate education and research campus being created by Cornell University and its academic partner, the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, after being chosen as the winner of New York City's Applied Sciences competition last December. The tech campus is rapidly rolling out new academic programs, recruiting star faculty, developing a distinctive new model of tech entrepreneurship, and designing its permanent campus on Roosevelt Island.

The announcement today is part of the City's groundbreaking Applied Sciences NYC initiative, which was designed to capitalize on the considerable growth presently occurring within the science, technology and research fields in New York, and builds on the Bloomberg Administration's record of creating a better diversified and more competitive economy for the future. In the technology sector, employment in New York grew by nearly 30 percent between 2005 and 2010, with total employment now at nearly 120,000. In 2009, New York surpassed Massachusetts as the number two recipient of Venture Capital tech funding. And according to recent Venture Capital data, between the second quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2012 the number of deals in New York City is up nearly 43 percent. In fact, earlier this year, the Center for an Urban Future released a comprehensive study - NY Tech City - praised the City's enormous growth in technology, adding that between 2007 and 2011, of the seven leading technology regions in the U.S., the only one to see an increase in the number of VC deals was New York.

In July of 2011, New York City Economic Development Corporation issued the Request for Proposals seeking a university, institution or consortium to develop and operate a new or expanded campus in the City in exchange for City capital, access to City-owned land - at the Navy Hospital Campus at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the Goldwater Hospital Campus on Roosevelt Island, or on Governors Island - and the full support and partnership of the Bloomberg Administration. In October, the City received seven responses from 17 world-class institutions from around the globe. In December of 2011, the Cornell and Technion partnership was selected by the City as the first winner of the competition and was provided with land on Roosevelt Island and $100 million in City capital to build the $2 billion, 2 million square foot tech campus. When completed, the new Roosevelt Island campus will house up to 2,000 full-time, graduate engineering students. Earlier this year, the City created two additional partnerships in the initiative: an NYU-led consortium to create the Center for Urban Science and Progress in Downtown Brooklyn, and another with Columbia University to create an Institute for Data Sciences. Collectively, these institutions will ultimately more than double the number of full-time graduate engineering students enrolled in leading New York City Master's and Ph.D. programs.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Please Help Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Students Obtain School Books and Supplies - Target Facebook Campaign Giving Gift Cards For Your Vote


School is about to start soon and here's an opportunity to help our local Roosevelt Island students who attend PS/IS 217 obtain supplies.

 PS/IS 217 Computer Room From rigandt

Target is conducting a Facebook campaign:
... giving K-12 schools up to $10,000 each in Target GiftCards® for books or any supplies they need. You can help by voting for a school each week. Rally your friends because for every 25 votes a school receives, Target will send a $25 gift card. Vote now....
According to Target:
You can help us give up to $2.5 million in support to schools through Give With Target®.

Simply choose a K-12 school in our list of eligible schools and vote for it weekly through September 8 or when $2.5 million in Target GiftCards® have been awarded, whichever occurs first. A school will receive a $25 Target GiftCard for every 25 votes received during the Promotion Period; up to a maximum of $10,000 in gift cards. For example, schools that receive less than 25 votes will not receive any gift cards, while schools that receive 25-49 votes receive a $25 Target GiftCard and schools that receive 50-74 votes receive $50 in gift cards. If the school you chose is not on our list, please choose another school.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Voting ends on 9/8/12 at 11:59:59 p.m. CT or when $2.5 million in Target GiftCards have been awarded, whichever occurs first. Maximum of $10,000 in gift cards will be awarded per school. Voting is limited to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 13 years of age and older. Limit one vote per person per week. Subject to full Terms and Conditions
Please Click here to vote for Roosevelt Island's PS/IS 217 and help these kids obtain school supplies with Target Gift Cards. (You have to be on Facebook to vote). Ask your friends and neighbors to do the same.

This previous post from December 2011 shows PS/IS 217 Principal Mandana Beckman speaking to group of parents about the school.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Are There Any Roosevelt Island Pick Up Soccer Games Played? If Not, Any Interest In Starting One?


Diego is a new resident of Roosevelt Island and is interested in playing Pick-Up Soccer games on Roosevelt Island. He comments in the What On Your Roosevelt Island Mind thread:
I am relatively new to the island and to NYC and am wondering if you have to pay for every activity under the sun! I find I get the most out of my workouts when I am concentrated on a sport of some sort rather than running. I'm originally from Connecticut where greenery is everywhere and hundreds of neglected and forgotten fields beg for people to use them. I understand in the city that space is precious and limited, but 15 guys and girls getting together several times a month to play soccer shouldn't cost anything! Does anyone know if there are free pick up games on Firefighter Field at anytime of the day , 7 days a week? Same thing for tennis ?! please help :) and feel free to join me in some competitive play!
Reported in October 2010 of attempts to organize Roosevelt Island Pick-Up Soccer games. Don't know if it is still going on but click here for potential contacts.

So, is anybody interested in Pick-Up Roosevelt Island soccer games? Remember in the Spring of 2010 another new Roosevelt Island resident, Jason, formed a Pick-Up Saturday morning Roosevelt Island Softball game and it is still going strong.

No reason why Roosevelt Island Soccer players can't do the same thing.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

After Visit To Prospect Park Food Truck Rally Today, Spotted Brooklyn Cowboys On Horseback At Grand Army Plaza


(Click Full Screen Icon on Right To Enlarge)

I had a very nice day at the Grand Army Plaza Prospect Park Food Truck Rally this afternoon


and spoke to several Food Truck owners about coming to Roosevelt Island joining those food trucks already here.


They all expressed great interest and


desire to come to Roosevelt Island.


Will be following up with these vendors and hope to see them here soon.


As I was leaving Grand Army Plaza, noticed these Brooklyn Cowboys on horseback next to bicyclists and cars crossing Eastern Parkway


passing Richard Meier's On Prospect Park Condos.


Always something interesting to see in NYC.

Roosevelt Island Public Safety Daily Reports From August 10 To August 17 - Recovered Stolen Car, Distribution Of Unauthorized Writtten Material, Trespass, Animal Rescue, Noise Complaint & More


Below are the daily Roosevelt Island Public Safety Reports for August 10 - 17. The Daily Public Safety Reports are also listed on the blog's sidebar.
8/16/12-7:00 AM to 8/17/12-7:00 AM

8/17/12 - 0209 - 580 Main St. - Aided - Refused Medical Attention.

8/17/12 - 0245 - 465 Main St. - Recovered Stolen Vehicle - NYPD notified.

8/17/12 - 0300 - 531 Main St. - Aided - Report generated for condition.

8/16/12 - 1300 - 625 Main St. - Aided - Report generated for condition.

8/16/12 - 1739 - 510 Main St. - Aided - Transported To Hospital.

8/16/12 - 2030 - 686 Main St. - Trespass - PSD arrested male.

8/16/12 - 2200 - 579 Main St. - Found Property - Property secured at PSD.

8/16/12 - 2248 - 546 Main St. - Aided - Transported To Hospital.

8/16/12 - 2300 - 591 Main Street - Open Container - Male arrested.

8/16/12 - 2350 - 455 Main Street - Verbal Dispute - Parties separated, area in order.


8/15/12-7:00 AM to 8/16/12-7:00 AM

08/15 - 1200 - 546 Main St. - Found Property - Property Secured At PSD

08/15 - 1210 - 591 Main St. - Distribution Of Unauthorized Written Material - Condition Corrected

08/15 -1410 - 546 Main St. - Water Leak - Condition Corrected

08/15 - 2100 - 540 Main St. - Debris - Condition Corrected

08/15 - 2139 - 888 Main St. - Harassment - PSD Responded No Injuries

08/15 - 2140 - 550 Main St. - Aided - Transported To Hospital

08/15 - 2250 - 549 Main St. - Aided - Transported To Hospital

08/15 - 0415 - 546 Main St. - Aided - Transported To Hospital

08/15 - 0430 - 531 Main St. - Aided - Transported To Hospital


8/14/12-7:00 AM to 8/15/12-7:00 AM

8/14 - 1015 - 625 Main St - Possible Aided - Resident not home

8/14 - 1542 - 750 Main St - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/14 - 1804 - 556 Main St - Escort - Provided by PSD

8/14 - 2042 - 400-402 Main Street - Advertising - Referred to RIOC Permit Dept

8/14 - 2135 - 595 Main St - Possible Trespass - Friends of Resident

8/15 - 0615 - 531 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused/No Injuries

8/15 - 0658 - 1142 2nd Ave - Cameras Down - Referred to RIOC IT Dept


8/13/12-7:00 AM to 8/14/12-7:00 AM

8/13 - 1430 - Opp 888 Main St - Criminal Mischief- No Injuries

8/13 - 1435 - F/O 560 Main St - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/13 - 1700 - F/O 543 Main St - Past Harassment - NYPD Refused/ No injuries

8/13 - 1805 - F/O 546 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused/ No Injuries

8/13 - 1835 - 500 Main St - Possible Suspicious Male - RIOC Contractor

8/13 - 2015 - 4 River Rd - Aided - FDNY shut stove off- No injuries

8/13 - 2226 - 560 main St- Property Damage - Referred to UA

8/13 - 2250 - F/O 580 Main St - Complaint - Referred to RIOC Bus Manager

8/14 - 0400 - 4 River Rd - Aided - Runaway - NYPD picked up youth- No injuries

8/14 - 0454 - 531 Main St - Aided- NYPD Filed a report- No injuries

8/14 - 0630 - 405 Main St - Missing Youth - Youth returned-No injuries

8/14 - 0631 - 580 Main St - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/12/12-7:00 AM to 8/13/12-7:00 AM

8/12 - 1155 - 543 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused

8/12 - 1949 - 560 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused

8/12 - 2050 - F/O 551 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused

8/12 - 2244 - 688 Main St - Unsecured Vehicle - Vehicle Secured


8/11/12-7:00 AM to 8/12/12-7:00 AM

8/11 - 1140 - 560 Main St - Found Property - Secured in PSD

8/11 - 1155 - 563 Main St - Found Property - Secured in PSD

8/11 - 1247 - 688 Main St - Unsecured Vehicle - Condition Corrected

8/11 - 1410 - 900 Main St - Verbal Dispute - PSD corrected Condition

8/11 - 1418 - 688 Main St - Unsecured Vehicle - Monitoring

8/11 - 1439 - 520 Main St - Verbal Dispute - No Injuries

8/11 - 1839 - 543 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused/No Injuries

8/11 - 2140 - 560 Main St - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/11 - 2231 - S/O 1 Main St - Found Property - Secured in PSD

8/11 - 2236 - 556 Main St - Escort - Provided by PSD

8/11 - 2259 - 900 Main St - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/12 - 0255 - 510 Main St - Verbal Dispute - NYPD Report/No Injuries


8/10/12-7:00 AM to 8/11/12-7:00 AM

8/10 - 1430 - 250 Main St - Aided - Condition Corrected

8/10 - 1638 - 250 Main St - Aided - EMS Refused by Parent

8/10 - 1720 - 501 Main St - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/10 - 2155 - R/O 625 Main St - Animal Rescue - No Injuries

8/10 - 2210 - 4 River Rd - Aided - Removed to hospital

8/10 - 2250 - R/O 688 Main St - Bike Lock Cut - Per owner request

8/10 - 2256 - 405 Main St - Noise Complaint - PSD corrected condition
Roosevelt Island Public Safety Monthly blotters thru June 2012 are here and monthly statistics thru June 2012 here.

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