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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spectacular New York City Rainbow Over Roosevelt Island Relay For Life Walkers, RI Youth Program Little League Players And The East River Today

From the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse. After rain showers this afternoon, a spectacular rainbow could be seen over the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life at the Octagon Field,



Roosevelt Island Youth Program Little League players


and the East River
Wow!

Friday, April 25, 2014

No Roosevelt Island F Train Service From Manhattan This Weekend - Plenty Of Roosevelt Island Activities Including Farmers Market, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, Cherry Blossom Walk & Motorgate Art Gallery


According to the MTA Weekender:
F Jamaica-bound trains run via the E after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av

Weekend, 9:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Apr 25 - 28

No Jamaica-bound service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge.
Plenty of activities on Roosevelt Island tomorrow including:
Have a good weekend.

Report From RIOC President Charlene Indelicato - Roosevelt Island 2014 Outdoor Summer Movies, Waterfront Pier Concessions, Bike NY Kickoff Party, Lighthouse Park Repairs, New Parking Meters, Sportspark Heating, Roosevelt Island Day & More

Image Of 2012 Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park Movie Showing of Captain America By Irina Hage

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato sends the following report to the community.
Outdoor activities and events on Roosevelt Island have begun in earnest, and the dates for many new and well-loved Roosevelt Island events have been set. You can read more below about the fantastic calendar of events planned for this summer. Free community celebrations aren’t the only thing planned for the season, however. Construction projects, including repairs to the Lighthouse Park footbridges and the installation of new parking meters, are in the works along with plans to bring concessions to the newly refurbished West Pier.

Upcoming Events

This weekend, the Motorgate Gallery will be holding an opening for its new exhibit at the Motorgate Garage Atrium (628 Main Street) on Saturday, April 26 at 12 p.m. We invite you to join us in a celebration of the beautiful artwork that was painted at the 2013 Fall for Arts Festival, and to view the murals now on display at the Gallery. The opening is sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and curated by the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association.

Bike New York Event

Mark your calendars – the Bike New York Spring Kickoff Party will take place on Saturday, May 17 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Capobianco basketball court on Roosevelt Island. This family-friendly community event will celebrate bike month and the start of the bicycling season on Roosevelt Island. Activities will include a Learn to Ride Kids class, pop-up bike shop, bicycle raffle, face painting, bike decorating, a ride around the island and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact  cgoodspeed@bikenewyork.org.

Summer Events

Roosevelt Island Day 2014 will take place on Saturday, June 21. Every year, this event is a celebration of the vibrant community on Roosevelt Island and serves as a day to come together and beautify our neighborhood. Come out and take part in the morning cleanup, then join in the free celebration at Good Shepherd Plaza for carnival rides, games, food and more. This event is sponsored by Urban American and Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation in partnership with the Roosevelt Island Youth Program.

Summer Movie Series

RIOC’s annual Outdoor Summer Movie Series will begin on Saturday, June 28 with a screening of Disney’s hit animated film Frozen. This year’s theme is “Heroes,” focusing on characters who overcome impossible odds. The planned screening schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 28: Frozen
Friday, July 11: Thor: The Dark World
Saturday, July 12: The Avengers
Saturday, July 26: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Saturday, August 9: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Saturday, August 23: Goldfinger

West Pier Invitation Proposal

RIOC has issued an invitation requesting innovative proposals to provide food vending options at the newly restored West Pier. The Pier, with its wonderful view of the Manhattan skyline, is an ideal location to have a meal and relax on the waterfront. Excellent visibility from the Tram and location near the subway also make this an appealing site for prospective merchants. Interested vendors are encouraged to go online at  rioc.ny.gov/proposal.htm  and look over the Proposal Invitation. For more information, please contact Donna Masly by email only at Donna.Masly@rioc.ny.gov.

Construction Update

On Monday, April 21, work began on a project to improve and repair the Manhattan and Roosevelt Island Tram Stations and platforms. Construction is scheduled to last 120 calendar days. In the event that work causes a disruption to Tram service, RIOC will issue an advisory to notify the public in advance. We thank you for your patience during this necessary work.

Work is progressing on the Good Shepherd Community Center’s entryways and narthex. Restoration of the ceiling and interior doors has been completed, and workers are moving forward with the cleaning of the entryway’s brickwork and limestone. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.

Sportspark Heating

Sportspark’s temporary heating system has been successfully installed and is ready to be activated when the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation closes the Steam Plant down. While the Plant is still in operation, it is more fiscally responsible for Sportspark to continue to use steam. However, the switchover to the temporary system can be made with very little notice and will not require a shutdown of the facility. Responses to the Request for Proposals for the design of Sportspark’s permanent heating system were received on April 17. After the bids for this project are evaluated and the contractor is selected, work on the design will begin.

Reminder: Red Bus Fare Elimination

The deadline for fare change card refunds is approaching quickly. As a reminder, the regular Red Bus fare of $0.25 was eliminated at the beginning of this month. A refund for any unused balance on your fare change card can be obtained at the RIOC Bus Garage (680 Main St.) until this Wednesday, April 30, 2014. For more information, contact us at (212) 832-4540 or email information@rioc.ny.gov.

Demolition, Barging And Overview Update Of Roosevelt Island Cornell NYC Tech Project Presented At Community Board 8 Meeting - Residential Design Presentation May 1

During Community Board 8's (CB 8) April 16 meeting, Cornell NYC Tech Director of Community Relations Jane Swanson and Director of Capital Planning Andrew Winters gave a presentation updating the status of the Roosevelt Island project including demolition of Goldwater Hospital

Image From Judy Berdy

the use of barges to remove the demolition debris

Image From Judy Berdy

and an overview of the entire project.

Here's what Mr. Winters and Ms. Swanson had to say including answering questions from the audience.



According to the Cornell Tech's Roosevelt Island Construction Project site:
April 11 - April 25 Look Ahead

Work continues in buildings C, D, F, and H. Interior demolition has moved quickly through many floors and the abatement phase has begun in multiple buildings. There are also smaller, localized interior abatement projects underway in additional buildings at the Goldwater site.

Since the last construction update, the barge returned to remove debris. Given the interior demolition progress, barging trips will occur more frequently in the coming weeks. While Cornell continues to remove all demolition debris via barging, there are times when trucks with containers may be seen outside of the construction fence. Until one connector building is fully demolished, trucks must travel outside of the construction fence in order to get to the other side of the site. This issue will resolve itself as demolition gets further along. In addition, a small number of trucks should be expected because of the delivery and removal of materials, supplies, and small equipment.

The art conservation firms selected to remove and restore the WPA murals have mobilized on site. Testing of removal methodologies is underway on all three murals. We are on track for actual removal of the works of art later this month. After leaving Goldwater, the murals will undergo conservation work in the firms’ respective studios.

Available options for providing safe vehicular access to the South Point and Four Freedoms Parks continue to be studied by the engineering team.


March 28 - April 11 Look Ahead

Work continues on site and is expanding to include more buildings. By the week of March 31st, work will be taking place simultaneously in buildings C, D, F, and H. Within these, various stages of interior demolition and interior abatement will be underway.

As work expands across the site, disposal containers are quickly filling up. Debris is currently being stockpiled, in anticipation of a barge trip the week of April 7th. Barge operations are generally scheduled when approximately 60 containers are full.

Cornell continues to study the design of the west road to determine the best solution to provide safe vehicular access to South Point and Four Freedoms Parks.

Two art conservation firms have been engaged to remove and conserve three murals that are in the day rooms in Building B. All three works of art date from the Works Progress Administration era. Their proposed treatment plans are currently under review by the New York City Public Design Commission and work will begin when the plans are approved.

March 14 - March 28 Look Ahead

Now that the construction fence is fully installed, interior demolition is well underway. The two upper floors of Building C are nearly complete. The barge will return for debris removal once a sufficient number of containers are full.

Staff from the U.S. Geological Survey will be finishing their data collection in the coming weeks.

The exterior air quality baseline has been established. The report prepared by the air monitoring firm will be posted to this site shortly. It includes details on their means and methods, maps showing sampling locations, the actual data readings, and analysis. Air monitoring will be ongoing and shared with the community via the construction website on a regular basis.

We are reviewing the proposed modifications to the west road to confirm that the original idea of restriping the roadway meets the Island’s transportation needs.
There will be a meeting of CB 8's Roosevelt Island Committee on Thursday May 1 at 6:30 pm in 546 Main Street - 12th floor. Cornell NYC Tech will be giving a design presentation of the residential building.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Motorgate Gallery Opening Saturday April 26 - Come See Unveiling Of New Murals

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

You are cordially invited to attend the 2014 Motorgate Gallery Opening.


The event will take place at the Motorgate Garage Atrium (628 Main St.) this Saturday, April 26th, at 12 PM. Come and celebrate the addition of new murals painted at the 2013 Fall for Arts Festival to the Gallery's collection! The Gallery opening is sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and curated by the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association.
Here are some scenes from last year's Grand Opening


Ribbon Cutting


of the Motorgate Art Gallery and mural collection.



More Motorgate Gallery Murals here.

A Very Young Jerry Seinfeld Jokes About NYC Amusement Park Ride, The Roosevelt Island Tram In 1977 - Picture Of Manhattan Tram Station From 1976 And Video Of 1978 Roosevelt Island

A very young Jerry Senifeld jokes about the Roosevelt Island Tram in 1977



and this is what the Roosevelt Island Manhattan Tram Station looked like in 1976



Here's what Roosevelt Island was like in 1978.



Memories.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

See Roosevelt Island Through The Lens Of A Young Visiting Vlogger - He's Very Impressed

Vlogger Classy Malick visited Roosevelt Island and reports:

From the F-train to the Q102 bus there are many, many ways to get to Roosevelt Island, New York City. Of course, me being an extrovert I took the most extreme way which was the tram. With the swipe of a MetroCard for $2.50 ($3.50 if you don't already have a card) you can go up into the air and catch aerial views and shots of the beautiful skyscrapers of NYC! It truly is an awesome city! When you get to Roosevelt Island, you can check out The FDR Four Freedoms Park, displayed in the video. You can also check out the regular parks, eateries that are on the stretch of the only 2-mile island! You can also chef out The Lighthouse located at the northern tip of the island. To get around be sure to catch the red RIOC bus which is completely FREE. The highest they have ever charged (from what i know) is $0.25. Once your done exploring, you can either go home as there are many condos and apartment buildings or head out and see what else New York has to offer!

I really hope you guys enjoyed this vlog! I loved making it and I honestly love Roosevelt Island so much! I really think it's going to be that special place for me haha! I have to go more often lol!...
Check out Classy Malick's Roosevelt Island video.



Well done.

TransCanada Ravenswood Power Plant Water Gushing High Above Ground Into East River Across From Roosevelt Island Today - It Was A Fire Drill

Earlier today, water was gushing high above the ground from the TransCanada Ravenswood Power Plant

Image From Judy Berdy

and into the East River

Image From Judy Berdy

across from Roosevelt Island.

According to a TransCanada Spokesperson:
The water was FDNY fire system testing.

It's World Book Day - Roosevelt Island Is A Great Place To Read Outside

From the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:

Roosevelt Island's Meditation Steps is a great place to read a book. Do you have a favorite spot? I like the outdoor patio at Starbucks but there are many others.

Roosevelt Landings Quality Of Life Issues Discussed By Residents, Urban American Building Management, NYPD, RIOC PSD, Manhattan District Attorney's Office And NYC Council Member Ben Kallos Staffer

Quality of life issues at the Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Landings complex

Image Of Roosevelt Landings

was the subject of an April 10 meeting organized by Roosevelt Landing Service Committee Chairperson Romano Reid. According to Mr. Reid:
In light of the complaints in Roosevelt Landings as it pertains to kids loitering in the halls, drug usage in public places, constant traffic in various units, burglaries etc., The Roosevelt Landings Service Committee (RLSC) in conjunction with the Roosevelt Landings Residents Association (RLRA) met on April 10  to discuss quality of life issues at Roosevelt Landings.
Among the participants at this meeting were residents, Roosevelt Landings owner Urban American building management representative Doryne Isley, NYPD 114th Precinct Community Police Officers, Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Department Director Jack McManus, Manhattan District Attorney's office representative Denise Liriano and NYC Council Member Ben Kallos Roosevelt Island staffer Joe Strong.

Mr. Reid shares this report from the April 10 meeting:
I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting today. Although some may have disagreed, I do commend all for coming to the table.

I would like to especially thank Director McManus for committing to Doryne Isley that Public Safety will improve in the disclosure of reports. I would also like to thank Joe Strong for his stating that the office of Council member Kallos will work in conjunction to the Manhattan District Attorney's office to explore the possibility of bringing an additional C-pop officer from the Manhattan NYPD 19th PCT to Roosevelt Island.

I would like to thank the office of DA Cy Vance for informing us that there is a specific prosecutor for the Upper East side & Roosevelt Island.

I would like to also acknowledge Doryne Isley for exploring the possibility of better securing the rear lobby doors / Installing -Motion detectors on all rooftops .

We were sailing on rough waters. However, I honestly believe we did some good work . I look forward to following up with all involved on the progress of our discussion.

Once again thank you for your involvement .
Roosevelt Island NYC Council Member Ben Kallos adds:
Roosevelt Islanders must be safe and secure in their homes. I am working with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, the NYPD, RIOC's Public Safety Department, Roosevelt Landings management and tenant leaders to improving community policing by eliminating bureaucracy and empower residents to have a safer home,

I will be focusing on working with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and the NYPD's 19th and 114th Precincts to address any inefficiency brought about by government bureaucracy because my job is to cut red tape so residents will be safer.
Mr. Reid also reports that a follow up meeting will be convened to discuss:
  • Keeping external doors locked
  • Providing tenants with door peep holes to safely observe who is at door
  • Having a working intercom system
  • Improving vertical patrols
  • Sharing information between Roosevelt Landings Management and the Public Safety Dept.
  • Credit for arrest statistics given to the 114 Queens Precinct Camera surveillance at important points and hot spots as needed
  • Trespass policy that is fairly enforced and
  • Safety reminders to residents
Mr. Reid also reports the possibility of inviting the managing agents from RY Management (Island House and WestView) as well as Grenadier (Manhattan Park) to future meetings.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Urban American Explains Reason For Water And Electric Shut Down Today At Roosevelt Island's Roosevelt Landings Complex - On Earth Day, Owner Urban American Connecting Energy Efficient Onsite Combined Heat & Power Plant

An update to yesterday's post about water and electricity shut down today at Urban American's Roosevelt Landings complex.

  Image of Roosevelt Landings formerly Eastwood

Urban American's Josh Eisenberg explains the reason for water and electric shutdown today. Mr. Eisenberg reports:
The shut down is required in order to connect our new Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) to the electrical and hot water systems in the building.

Despite an inconvenient but unavoidable disruption in service Tuesday, we are proud to announce that Roosevelt Landings will be connecting its new Combined Heat and Power system that will generate 300 kW of electricity and 2.1 million BTUs/hr of domestic hot water.

When activated, our onsite power plant and heating system will be capable of generating 15% of the building's electricity on site and all of the hot water for more than 1000 apartments 30% more efficiently than before.

Only the 540 building where the system is located will be affected by the electrical shut down. We tried to plan the shut down at the least inconvenient time possible for the most number of residents. (While the rest of the complex will be affected by the brief hot water shut down, it should not be affected by the electrical shut down isolated in the 540 building.)

Unfortunately, disruption of service will affect everyone in some way and this cannot be helped. Management on the ground has identified those residents they believe will require special assistance, but those that have received the notice but have not yet spoken to the front office are encouraged to contact reception immediately.

On this Earth Day, 2014, I am proud to report that Urban American is making good on real commitments to energy efficiency on Roosevelt Island and that we will continue, as we have for many years, to make these improvements throughout our portfolios in New York City. We deeply appreciate our residents cooperation in this and in other aspects of our energy efficiency program at Roosevelt Landings. The enthusiasm and support of our residents in providing access for the installation of smart thermostats and for extensive air sealing has aided greatly in making this effort so far to be one of the largest and deepest energy efficiency retrofits of an apartment complex in New York City.

I asked Mr. Eisenberg:
When do you anticipate the on site power plant and heating system to be activated?
He replied:
Optimistically, by the end of May. But there are still a few more steps in the process to firing up that CHP plant. The new boilers have been running for several months already.
Mr. Eisenberg explained Urban American's energy efficiency program during April 2013 Roosevelt Island real estate discussion on the Michael Stoler Report. Here's what Mr. Eisenberg had to say.



More details on Urban American's energy efficiency retrofits at Roosevelt Landings from previous post.

Important Information For Roosevelt Island Parents About NYC Free, Full Day Pre Kindergarten From NYC Council Member Ben Kallos And Mayor DeBlasio - Application Deadline Tomorrow

Are you a Roosevelt Island parent interested in enrolling your child in free, full day pre-kindergarten for next year?


If yes, Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos has some important information for you. According to Mr. Kallos
The deadline to put in an application for your child to receive free, full-day pre-k is this Wednesday, April 23, 2014. You can apply in person at a Borough Enrollment Office at 333 7th Ave or APPLY ONLINE.

Admission is NOT first come first serve -- all applications are treated the same, so be sure to submit on or before Wednesday's deadline. To find out which options are available, please see the 2014-2015 pre-k guide. To see options that have been added with the recent increase in funding for city pre-k, please see this pre-k expansion guide. Additional information about pre-k seats through community organizations will become available in June.

This DNAInfo guide, "Last Minute Tips on Finding a Public Pre-K Seat," provides some useful tips for your application.

The additional public, full-day pre-k options are the result of hard work and campaigning in Albany by your city officials. I was proud to be in front on this issue, advocacy which was featured in
the New York Times. I am still working to ensure you will have more nearby options for next year and all the years afterwards.

Finding a good pre-k option for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make, but the process can be confusing. Should you have any last-minute questions on your application, do not hesitate to contact me at 212-860-1950 or bkallos@benkallos.com.
Mayor Bill DeBlasio's urged families to apply for Pre Kindergarten seats at a press conference yesterday. According to Mayor DeBlasio:
... Now, let’s go over this again. Right now in New York City about 20,000 kids get full-day pre-K. About 40,000 kids get half-day. A number of kids get nothing at all whose families applied. Our plan takes us to over 50,000 full-day, high-quality seats by this September. And then we get to the grand total of over 70,000 the following year. All because of the actions that took place in Albany, allowing us immediately to more than double the number of kids who get full-day pre-K....
Here's the full Press Conference



and transcript.

UPDATE 4/23 - Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Principal Mandana Beckmans adds:
We currently have two half day Pre-K programs: an AM and PM program. At this time my understanding is that it will remain the same for next year. If there are any changes I will let you know.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Emergency Building Repairs For Roosevelt Landings Complex Tomorrow April 22 - Between 9 AM And 3 PM No Hot Water And Slight Chance Of No Water, Also No Electricity For 540 Main

A Roosevelt Landings resident shares photos of these flyers posted in the elevator and reports:

No hot water from 9 am to 3 pm in Roosevelt Landings buildings


No electricity from 9 am to 3 pm in 540 main st building (there will be elevator with power plant)


Please buy water and plan ahead.

I just checked with the Landlord and THERE will be elevator service for 540. In case you need electricity to charge your phone, breastpump or any other essencial need, they told me to go to the Senior Center.

Please check your elevators to read the notices (there's also one for Laundry rooms)


Be safe tomorrow!!!
UPDATE 4/22 - Urban American's Josh Eisenberg, owner of Roosevelt Landings, explains the reason for water and electric shutdown today. Urban American is installing energy efficient Combined Heat & Power Plant today.

Resident Asks When the Roosevelt Island Octagon Tennis Courts Resurfacing Will Start And Be Completed - RIOC Says Delay Caused By Bidding Issue

Roosevelt Island resident Janet Falk is concerned about the status of the Octagon Tennis Courts

 Image of Octagon Tennis Courts

resurfacing by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC). Ms. Falk notes that RIOC President Charlene Indelicato had previously mentioned in her March 21 community report:
... This Spring, the Octagon Tennis Courts will be undergoing resurfacing to repair and improve the playing surface. The Tennis Courts are currently open for free play and will be closed when construction begins in the first week of April. The closure is anticipated to last for approximately two months. New 2014 permits will be issued once work is completed. We will continue to notify the community of any changes or developments....
Ms Falk reports:
There were folks playing tennis on April 20 at 5:00 pm. Does this mean the re-surfacing is finished ahead of schedule or that it did not start yet?
Unfortunately, the resurfacing has not yet started. During RIOC April 7 Operations Committee Meeting (audio web cast of meeting here), RIOC Engineering Director Jim Mortimer said that the Octagon Tennis resurfacing should start by the end of April and take approximately 2 months to complete. RIOC President Indelicato added that the delay in starting work was caused by a "bidding issue".

Here's the RIOC Operations Advisory Committee discussion



of Octagon Tennis resurfacing.

UPDATE 4/23 - According to RIOC:
Please be advised that resurfacing of the Octagon Tennis Courts has commenced today, April 23rd. The courts are scheduled to be closed for approximately two months while work is performed. Updates on this project will be provided to the public on the RIOC website and through RIOC Advisories. Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group

Roosevelt Island Tram Station Improvements, Repairs And Repainting Starting Today Says RIOC


Improvements, repairs and repainting of the Roosevelt Island Tram stations will begin today.


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised that construction on the Tram Stations and platforms will commence on Monday, April 21, 2014. The scope of this project includes improvements and repairs to the station platforms and repainting of the Roosevelt Island and Manhattan Tram Stations. The planned work is scheduled to last 120 calendar days. In the event that work causes a disruption to Tram service, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) will issue an advisory to notify the public in advance. Thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
UPDATE 4/22 - Reaction from Roosevelt Island residents:
  • The station is fine. Would've been nice if they'd fixed the Manhattan elevator first.
  • Just fix the elevator!
  • They are penny wise and pound foolish. Paint over the problems, like band aids... FIX THE ELEVATORS so that the Elderly, Handicap and those darn baby strollers can make it down to the street level.
and an advisory from RIOC about the Manhattan Tram station elevator:
Please be advised that the Manhattan Station Tram Elevator is out of service pending delivery of a replacement part. The elevator is expected to be back in service by Wednesday, April 23rd. Until that time, the red Passenger Lift will be available as necessary. Thank you for your patience as we undertake this necessary work.

Sincerely,

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Incorrect Report Of $30 Thousand Robbery At Roosevelt Island Deli Reported Today In Queens Newspaper - RIOC Public Safety Director Says Incident Took Place In Queens Not Roosevelt Island

 Image From American Majority

The Queens Times Ledger published a story today with this headline:
Roosevelt Island deli robbed of $30K: Police
and reported:
Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding suspects wanted in the robbery of a deli on Roosevelt Island, the NYPD said....
Earlier today, I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Director Jack McManus:
Was there a robbery at Roosevelt Island deli with $30 Thousand stolen.

Here's link to a Queens Times Ledger article that says so.
Mr. McManus replied:
The Times Ledger printed an article this morning regarding a robbery at the En-Express Deli on April 12th, 2014. The En-Express Deli is on Vernon Boulevard in Astoria, not on Roosevelt Island. If you receive any inquiries, this robbery did not take place on Roosevelt Island. For further information on this event, please contact the NYPD.
The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse summarizes:
4/21 Twitter Update:

Happy Roosevelt Island Easter & Passover - Fred Astaire, Leftover Matzo and Mmmm Good Matzo Ball Soup

Best wishes for a Happy Roosevelt Island Easter.



and Passover.

Here are some suggestions for those with any leftover Matzos.


You Tube Video of Things To Do With Matzah

Passover is always a good time to go down to Katz's deli for some great Matzo Ball soup.



Mmm Mmm good - Anytime is a good time for Katz's Matzo Ball Soup!!!

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