Saturday, March 1, 2014

More Snow Coming - No Parking On Both Sides Of Roosevelt Island's Main Street Beginning Monday 12 AM Say RIOC

 RIOC Plow Removing Snow From Roosevelt Island's Main Street

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The National Weather Service is forecasting for snow to begin falling in the NYC Metropolitan area after midnight tonight through Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 12:00 A.M. with an accumulation of anywhere from 6 - 12 inches.

Thus, effective at 12:00 A.M., Monday, March 3rd, 2014, there will be no parking on both sides of Main St. on Roosevelt Island until 12:00P.M., Wednesday, March 5th, 2014.

Free parking will be available at the Motorgate garage and underneath the Helix Ramp beginning at 12:00 A.M., Monday, March 3rd, 2014 through 12:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 5th, 2014. This accommodation is for Roosevelt Island residents ONLY. It is imperative that vehicles parked underneath the Helix ramp be moved by 12:00 P.M. Friday, March 7th, 2014 in order to accommodate the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, March 8th, 2014.

Vehicles that do not abide by the aforementioned regulations may be summonsed and subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department at 212- 832- 4545. You may also visit the Motorgate Parking Garage offices located on the 4th floor of the garage.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 3/3 - According to RIOC:
Be advised Main Street is open for parking.

If you have parked your vehicle in the Motorgate Parking Garage due to the snow emergency, please remove your vehicle at your earliest convenience.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group


Jim Luce said...

When will it end?! :-)

OldRossie said...

I love how you just decided what type of education program is appropriate for all school children. Must be the Jewish mentality they taught you at that JHS. I just want to repeat what you said so there's no question as to how clueless you are: charter schools "are a back-door way to weaken the municipal unions and privatize services". Put another way, you're saying that public schools are a way to privatize... makes sense...
You don't have to like charters - but be realistic as to why you think de blasio is going after them. Save the crazy conspiracies.

I actually agree that unions are a good thing. But put it in context. You know who doesn't care about unions? Parents. You know what we care about? the fact that NYC public school students rank 41st percentile in reading nationally, and 40th percentile globally (the math numbers are worse). But hey, at least that union was able to produce the highest average teacher salaries in the US... Merit be damned. Let's take another approach - let the charter teachers unionize (I'm fairly certain they're allowed to anyway...).
Last few responses: the state will pay for pre-k, so de blasio is being an idiot on that one, tax on the wealthy will happen, but it wont go to schools, and don't start a sentence with "if it were up to you..." Anything that follows is inherently meaningless.

KTG said...

Clearly you are divorced from reality again. You posts indicate that you are not aware of the facts (since your seemed to be unaware of facts (like the fact they are free and purposes the charters were meant to address) so you are clearly grasping at straws. But please free to go off on some crazy tangent rather than admit you are uneducated on the facts.

If UFT was really about promoting students need why do they fight performance reviews, promote rubber room system, etc. Why is there also why is there an active young caucus with in UFT trying to redirect the agenda of the WFP parts of the organization to shift it towards a true student oriented agenda.

I am glad you love DeBlasio but almost everyone finds his stance on charters odd. It is only explained by his relationship to WFP.

OldRossie said...

I figured it out. As it gets later, you keep drinking, hence your comments get longer, less accurate, and have more references to your childhood.
Anyway, charters are regulated by the city, state, an fed, the state is paying for pre-k out of existing budget with no new tax, and charters are understood to provide more intensive programs that you say are needed to improve reading etc. So basically everything you just said is wrong. Except that you grew up in an all white Jewish community...

CheshireKitty said...

Look - you may not like it but the electorate has decided: No charters! It doesn't matter if the charters are regulated by the Pope, in addition to all levels of government. They represent a dangerous drift toward privatization of the public education system, and thus, must be ended.

The State can always pay for pre-K with no new tax - but that doesn't give us the satisfaction of imposing the tax on those that can afford it the most, the wealthy. Also, State taxes are levied on everyone - and don't address the problem of income inequality. The tax on the wealthy does at least symbolically give the electorate the satisfaction that for once the wealthy do not get to take advantage of their numerous tax-shelters to evade taxes - this time, they will have to pay the tax.

Charters must go. The intensive reading and math programs need to be applied City-wide, not just at the privately-run charters. If parents want a parochial or private school education, then they should send their kids to Catholic or private schools. We cannot, and will not, have private companies making inroads into our precious communal public school system.

I guess you have really run out of arguments if all you can come up with is a comment - again - on the Jewish people of NYC, the vast majority of whom voted de Blasio in November. This no doubt irks you.

I take it you are not of the Jewish religion, so I'm guessing you are a Xian.

Guess what? Most of the minorities are Xian - and they are liberal. Is there a connection between Xianity and liberalism? Well, the current Pope seems to think so, with his statements regarding the evils of capitalism and so forth! Before denouncing the liberal de Blasio and his policies vs charters and pro the teachers' union, you should take a look at some of the Pope's pronouncements re poverty, capitalism and so forth. The policies of de Blasio are becoming more and more mainstream - in case you haven't noticed. Even the Pontiff, who might be expected to be establishment-oriented, denounces the excesses of capitalism and income inequality. So how can you blame the electorate of NYC - of all religions - for flocking to de Blasio's banner, and proceeding to fight income inequality by imposing the tax on the wealthy? Think about it: Such a tax, to benefit the poor, whilst also working to correct NYC's glaring income inequality, is exactly the sort of the thing the Pope would support!

OldRossie said...

Your religion and your politics should not be a part of a kids educations.

StuartChenkin said...

Thanks for your post. A day after I saw the outdated dairy products (I did alert the cashier, who thanked me and said she'd have them removed) I went in to check and they were still there! I then spot checked some of the cans and jars on the shelves and several of them were also outdated. I want to support them (even if they're a bit expensive) but will check everything carefully. And I will not purchase anything from the deli counter after seeing your photo. Thanks.

KTG said...

You are making an argument based incorrect information or on misinterpretations of fact. Charters implement higher standards and use private funding to offer services not available in public schools system. It is not privatization its partnership between community and private sector to make an investment in youth with success being primary criteria

If UFT wants to keep pace they will have to hold their members to higher accountability and performance. which is a a measure they fought, and which cost city millions in state and federal grants.

Read a factual account of what charters offer: