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Friday, January 30, 2015

No F Train To Roosevelt Island From Manhattan This Weekend - Or Next


After 8 consecutive weeks of weekend Roosevelt Island F Train service to and from Manhattan followed by 2 consecutive weeks of no weekend Roosevelt Island F train service to Manhattan, there will be no weekend Roosevelt Island F Train service from Manhattan this weekend and next.

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

Weekends, 9:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jan 30 - Feb 2 • Feb 6 - 9

No Jamaica-bound service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge.
According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Notification issued 1/30/15 at 10:31 AM. Please be advised that the MTA has issued a weekend service advisory for the F train, which may affect travel plans. The Tram will run on a rush hour schedule from 7:00 AM until 10:00 PM to accommodate any increase in traffic. Please plan your travel accordingly and visit www.mta.info/weekender or call 511 for more information.

For electronic updates on F Train service, sign up for MTA Alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com.
RIOC has been criticized by some residents that their subway alerts are incomplete by not stating what the MTA advisory specifically states.

Latest Info On Roosevelt island Main Street Retail From Master Leaseholder Hudson Related - Trellis Renovation Delay, Possible Move Of Card Shop To Smaller Space, New Day Care Tenant, No More Summer Eleanor's Pier On Waterfront & More

 Image Of Trellis Diner Behind Construction

Here's the latest on Roosevelt Island Main Street retail store news.

Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder Hudson Related's representative Arianna Sacks Rosenberg briefed and answered questions from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors and members of the community during last night's RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting (audio web cast of meeting will be here).

The meeting began with RIOC Director Howard Polivy establishing the ground rules for the meeting and introducing Ms. Rosenberg.



Ms. Rosenberg reviewed progress made  to date including signing 9 new leases with these tenants:
  • Wholesome Factory,
  • New York Public Library,
  • Island Wines,
  • Subway Sandwiches,
  • Main Street Sweets,
  • Urgent Care Medical Center,
  • the Trellis and Gallery RIVAA renewals and
confirmed the signing of a new lease with a Day Care Center at 568 Main Street.

Ms. Rosenberg said they are talking with other retailers including restaurants and "non profit types" for the 6 existing vacant spaces.

Among the other issues discussed were:
  • Is the rent sought by Hudson Related too high for potential Roosevelt Island tenants? Ms Rosenberg said no.
  • Ugly empty storefront windows - asked Hudson Related to make windows more attractive with signage or temporary installations
  • Card and Gift Shop lease expired and being offered smaller space at 615 Main Street (former Boy Scout Storage Space) and 507 Main Street (former Chiropractor's office)
  • Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Main Street Retail Committee input.

  • Ugly Trellis plywood construction shed,
  • Concern that Hudson Related leasing program is waiting for completion of Cornell Campus,
  • Bleak view down Main Street Arcade,
  • Deterioration Of Main Street Arcade, new paint is chipping,
  • Benches at Roosevelt Landings should be turned around facing street instead of facing building,
  • Fresh new sidewalks for Northtown, remove the Z Bricks,
  • Trellis renovation construction problems caused by discovery of unknown structural wall,
  • Perception by some that Hudson Related Main Street retail improvements were being done for the benefit of their Southtown buildings


  • Neither H-R, Trellis or Island House owner knew about the structural wall before demolition began and
  • New Day Care tenant at 546 Main Street is a woman who has operated day care facility in Roosevelt Island apartment but may not be currently doing so.


We also learned the unfortunate news that Hudson Related is not bringing back the Eleanor's Pier waterfront restaurant this summer.



I hope RIOC has some plans for bringing another restaurant or food service of some kind to the Pier this summer.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

2 Days Left To Take Survey Telling The NY Public Library Your Wishes For New Roosevelt Island Branch, Take Survey Online Or At The Library Kiosk Until January 31 - Upcoming Events Too

Image Of Roosevelt Island Branch Survey Kiosk

Roosevelt Island NY Public Library Branch Manager Nicole Nelson report:
Right now, we are beginning to plan our programs and services for the new home of a larger Roosevelt Island Library at 504 Main Street. We truly value your opinion — and here is a chance to have a say in our plans!

Please go to the following website to take a quick survey and help shape our neighborhood library: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NFLVWMW. You can also take the survey at the library using the new Building For You Kiosk located near the information desk.

This is an exciting time to be part of Roosevelt Island. We have new apartments being built, a revitalized Main Street commercial corridor, the recent opening of Four Freedoms Park, and the arrival of Cornell Tech's new Roosevelt Island campus.

Your input is key in making Roosevelt Island Library a part of our community's bright future, and helping ensure that our branch serves everyone: book lovers, adult learners, teens, families, students, small-business owners, writers, creators, and anyone else who comes through our doors.

The New York Public Library spent a century building a network of 88 neighborhood and four research libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. We've spent $250 million over the past 10 years to improve libraries across our system. Moving the Roosevelt Island Library to a larger space is one of many projects that will help give New Yorkers the libraries they deserve.


Your feedback is essential for all of our plans. To get it right, we've been talking to community leaders, recently hosted a community conversation — and now, we're conducting a survey of our users.

Please take the survey by January 31, 2015 at the branch and help shape our plans for the Roosevelt Island Library.

Thank you for helping to guide our future. You are helping us achieve our mission of inspiring lifelong learning, advancing knowledge, and strengthening our communities.
Click here to take the survey or go to the branch kiosk and let the NY Public Library know what you would like to see at the new Roosevelt Island Library.

Future Home of Roosevelt Island Branch Of NYPL At 504 Main Street 1st Floor

As reported last December 2:
On November 20, the New York Public Library (NYPL) convened a Roosevelt Island Community Conversation at the Good Shepherd Community Center to talk about the planned $5.7 million new Roosevelt Island branch library at 504 Main Street....
During the November 20 NYPL Roosevelt Island Branch Community Conversation:
... NYPL Vice President for Capital Planning and Construction Joanna Pestka described the architectural plans for the new library. Ms. Pestka said that the library is scheduled to open in the spring 2018....


and Branch Manager Nicole Nelson:
... discussed present uses and future plans for the new library...


Click here for the video of entire meeting.

Also, upcoming events at the Roosevelt Island Library include:
Money Matters: Healthcare and Taxes - Tuesday, February 3, 10:30am - Adults

Drop by this informative workshop to explore your Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D Coverage Choices. Allan Katz will be available to answer your tax questions and provide insights into tax preparation, amended returns and tax planning considerations.

Allan Katz is the owner of Comprehensive Wealth Management Group, LLC. Allan is very involved in the local community, both on a professional and personal level. Allan is a member of the New York Chapter of the Financial Planning Association, where he does extensive work with the Pro Bono program, the FPA's Mentoring Program and MoneyWorks Program.

Science Fiction Book Discussion - Tuesday, February 3, 6:30pm - Adults

We will discuss "Something Wicked This Way Comes" by Ray Bradbury. The Science Fiction Book Discussion meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

We Are New York (WANY) English Conversation Groups

Fridays, February 6, 13, 20, 27 & March 6, 13, 20, 27; 10:30am-12:30pm - Adult Intermediate Level English Learners

"We Are New York" is an Emmy Award-winning half hour TV show created to help people practice English. Each story is about everyday situations, like going to the doctor or talking to your child's teacher. The characters speak slowly and clearly.

Intermediate Level English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) learners will have the opportunity to learn English by watching "We Are New York" videos. Come to the library and meet other people who are practicing English, just like you.

This program works best for people who speak a little English already and want to practice.

Valentine's Day Craft - Thursday, February 12, 3-4pm - Children Ages 3-12

Make a garland of hearts to decorate your home for Valentine's Day. Space and materials are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Movie Night: "The Great Escape" - Tuesday, February 17, 6pm - Adults

Based on a true story. During the Second World War, British and American POWs stage a daring escape from a Nazi POW camp. With Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, and Donald Pleasence. (1963, Not Rated, 172 minutes)

How the Monkey Tricked the Crocodile and Other Trickster Tales - Wednesday, February 18, 3pm - Children Ages 5-12

Come and listen to stories presented by performer Regina Ress.

Book Discussion - Thursday, February 19, 6:30-8pm - Adults

We will discuss "Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny

Lunar New Year Craft - Friday, February 20, 3-4pm - Children Ages 3-12

It's time to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Beginning on February 19th, it will be the Year of the Sheep. Let's make three-dimensional sheep with paper, glue, cotton balls, and wiggle eyes!
Space and materials are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Movie Night: "Blade" - Tuesday, February 24, 6pm - Adults

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes the protector of the human race, while slaying evil vampires. Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, and N’Bushe Wright (1998, Rated R, 120 minutes)

Science Fiction Book Discussion - Tuesday, March 3 - 6:30pm - Adults

We will discuss "Button, Button: Uncanny Stories" by Richard Matheson. The Science Fiction Book Discussion meets on the first Tuesday of each month.
More upcoming NYPL Roosevelt Island branch events here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Daycare Facility Coming To Roosevelt Island's Main Street - Update From Hudson Related On Roosevelt Island Main Street Retail Leasing And Wayfinding Signage At January 29 RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee Meeting

 Image Of Trellis Diner

Roosevelt Island residents are getting increasingly concerned with the lack of any recent progress in securing Main street retail tenants and with what appears to be the Trellis Diner renovation work stopping.

MJMNYC asks:
I haven't seen any activity recently at Trellis. Any idea on the progress of the remodeling?
Westviewer replies:
There are no permits posted on the DOB's website for Trellis. (There are DOB permits on the plywood panels, so something must have been filed.) Has anyone called the DOB?
and Ratso wants to know:
Does anyone know the disposition of the Urgent Care Unit that was scheduled for the former location of the Thrift Shop?
Here's some Roosevelt Island Main Street retail news. A lease has been signed for a daycare facility at 568 Main Street.

Hopefully, we will get more information about the new daycare facility, Trellis and other retail news from Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder Hudson Related during the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow.

According to RIOC:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.

Agenda:

Update from Hudson Related on Retail Master Lease Progress

Discussion of Island Wayfinding Signage

Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee
Hudson Related's last retail update was during July 30 RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee meeting.

Having Fun In The Roosevelt Island Snow Yesterday - Sledding, Snowmen, Cross Country Skiing & More

Roosevelt Island kids of all ages had a great time sledding down the Southtown Hill yesterday



and others enjoyed the solitude of cross country skiing:

or building snowmen.

The Twitterverse has more on this week's snowstorm.
More on this week's NYC Blizzard snowstorm here.

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Women's Movie Group Showing Of Makers: Women Who Make America - Thursday January 29, Please RSVP

Image From IMDB

From the Roosevelt Island Women's Movie Group:
Look back on the past 50 years of the women's movement in America with our next film:

MAKERS: Women Who Make America, Thursday, January 29. 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Party Room at 425 Main Street.

MAKERS tells the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy in the last 50 years. It's a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves.

This is the second in a three-part PBS series. It is NOT the show currently broadcast on PBS.

We had a lively discussion in November recalling participation in consciousness-raising groups and other 1970s feminist activities. Join us and bring a friend.



Suggested minimum donation is $8 to cover our room rental and movie purchase costs.

Please RSVP to riwomenmovie@gmail.com and plan to bring healthy snacks or drinks for six guests

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snowstorm's Over, RIOC Announces Roosevelt Island Street Parking Now Permitted And Instructs Removal Of Cars Temporarily Parked In Motorgate Garage Due To Storm - RIOC Did Good Job Cleaning Up After Blizzard

Image Of Main Street Without Parked Cars This Morning

As reported last Monday, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) announced in preparation for the upcoming snowstorm:
...there is NO PARKING on Main Street or the East and West Roadways in order for snow preparation and subsequent removal to take place. Residents should move their cars off the roads as soon as possible.

As an alternative, free parking will be available to residents only in the Motorgate Garage. This accommodation is subject to change based on weather conditions. Residents who do not remove their vehicles from the garage by 4 PM on Thursday, January 29, will be charged for any extra time by Motorgate Management....
Image Of Main Street Without Parked Cars This Morning And Motorgate Garage On Right

RIOC reported earlier this afternoon:
Notification issued 1/27/15 at 3:40 PM. Following an earlier parking suspension on Main Street and the East and West roadways due to the winter snow storm, metered parking is now permitted on Main Street. All residents who have parked temporarily inside the Motorgate Garage can now move their vehicles back to street level.
RIOC did a good job



removing the snow from Main Street and the sidewalks.

Thanks.

Roosevelt Island Women's Health Organization And Cornell Tech Offering Health Related Seminars Starting January 28 With Neck And Back Pain Help Is On The Way

The Roosevelt Island Women’s Health Organization (RIWHO) has joined with Cornell Tech, Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to offer a series of health related seminars to the Roosevelt Island community (Men included). The first seminar will be on the topic of:
Neck and Back Pain – its causes and treatments*

Wednesday, January 28that 6:30 pm

546 Main Street, the 12th floor conference room

Refreshments will be served. And men are welcome!

This seminar will be a presentation by Carolyn E Thompson, DO, Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine Fellow in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Thompson also holds a Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow and Assistant appointment in the Department of Rehabilitation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Thompson specializes in non-surgical sports medicine with a particular interest in ultrasound diagnostics and guided injections, fluoroscopic guided interventional injections, and sideline injuries management.

NYC Spared From Worst Of Blizzard - Roosevelt Island Tram And Red Bus Service Restored At 9 AM, F Train Operating On Sunday Basis

The NY Times reports:
After New York City was shut down overnight, with subway service suspended for snow for the first time in its history, it was spared the worst of a snowstorm that swept across the Northeast early Tuesday. As travel bans were lifted and transit services gradually restored, the city slowly returned to its normal rhythms....
According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Notification issued 1/27/2015 at 9:15 AM. As of 9:00 AM, Red Bus and Tram service has been restored and are scheduled to run every 15 minutes.

The MTA has advised that all subway and bus service is being gradually restored and will run on a Sunday schedule until further notice. Service is extremely limited; expect extensive delays.

Please remain cautious; travel only when necessary and check in on your elderly and/or disabled neighbors.
Governor Cuomo announced this morning:
... MTA buses and subways will begin to resume this morning and by 12:00 p.m. will be operating on a Sunday schedule for the rest of the day and will resume normal service on Wednesday.

Roads and Bridges

The travel ban for all state and local roads has been lifted. Drivers should continue to use extreme caution and prepare properly as driving conditions remain poor and other states still may have travel bans in effect....
The Queensboro Bridge last night was empty of vehicles.

Monday, January 26, 2015

NYC Blizzard Coming Today And Tomorrow, Roosevelt Island Update From RIOC - Get Your Cars Off Roads For Snow Removal, Free Parking At Motorgate For Residents. Also RIOC Operations Committee And Cornell Tech Community Task Force Meetings Tonight Cancelled


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
RIOC will periodically issue updates via RIOC Advisories during this storm. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. For local assistance, call Public Safety at 212-832-4545.

Notification issued 1/26/2015 at 11:10 AM. The National Weather Service has issued a "Winter Weather Advisory" for our area, beginning today, Monday January 26th at 1 PM until Wednesday, January 28th. The current forecast calls for 24-36 inches of snow accompanied by strong winds.

Effective immediately, there is NO PARKING on Main Street or the East and West Roadways in order for snow preparation and subsequent removal to take place. Residents should move their cars off the roads as soon as possible.

As an alternative, free parking will be available to residents only in the Motorgate Garage. This accommodation is subject to change based on weather conditions. Residents who do not remove their vehicles from the garage by 4 PM on Thursday, January 29, will be charged for any extra time by Motorgate Management. Residents must present identification upon exiting to qualify. Please contact the Motorgate Garage at (212) 832-4585 or visit the Motorgate offices on the fourth floor if you have any additional questions.

Please be prudent and safe whether driving or walking and take the time to look in on elderly and/or disabled neighbors.
and:
RIOC will periodically issue updates via RIOC Advisories during this storm. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. For local assistance, call Public Safety at 212-832-4545.

Notification issued 1/26/2015 at 11:30 PM. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area beginning at 1 PM today until Thursday, January 28th. Residents are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travel. Please drive slowly, use major streets or highways, and keep the name and number of at least one local towing service on hand. Pedestrians should avoid slippery surfaces, dress in layers, and maintain a heightened awareness of cars, especially when crossing intersections.

Trucks will be plowing and salting the roadways throughout the day and during the night in order to avert dangerous travel conditions. RIOC will be working to keep all areas clean for the duration of the storm. Thank you for your cooperation while necessary preparations for the storm and subsequent snow removal are taking place.

To report any icy or other hazardous areas, please call the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545 as soon as possible.
Also, today's scheduled meeting of the RIOC Operations Advisory Committee and the Cornell Tech Community Task Force have been cancelled due to the weather.

The National Weather Service reports:
This Afternoon Periods of snow. High near 29. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Blustery, with a northeast wind 17 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Tonight Snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 22. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Blustery, with a north wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.

Tuesday Snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Some thunder is also possible. High near 26. Wind chill values between 10 and 15. Blustery, with a north wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible.

Tuesday Night Light snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Wind chill values between 5 and 10. Blustery, with a northwest wind 18 to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 28. Northwest wind 11 to 17 mph.
Be careful and stay safe.

UPDATE 1:35 PM - According to the Roosevelt Island Youth Program:
The Youth Center will be open today from 3pm-8pm for Middle and High School Students. However, all Beacon Afterschool Activities are canceled due to inclement weather.

School is canceled for tomorrow. So, the Youth Center will be open from 12pm to 8pm for Middle and High School students.
the Roosevelt Island Public Library,:
The Roosevelt Island Library will close early today, 1/26/15, at 5:00pm today (We usually open until 8pm on Mondays.

There has not been decision about tomorrow's library schedule yet. Please visit http://www.nypl.org for the latest updates.
and FDR Four Freedoms Park:
Following the early closure of SouthPoint Park today (Monday, 1/26), Four Freedoms Park closed at 1:00 p.m. As we are normally closed on Tuesdays, we will remain closed tomorrow. We will notify the group when we are set to re-open and will be posting this information on our website and through social media.
UPDATE 2:55 PM - The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Health & Wellness seminar scheduled for 4 PM today was cancelled.

From the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:
Starbucks closed


this afternoon at 2 PM (I am missing my Iced Mocha).

UPDATE 3:40 - No pizza deliveries from Sac's Place in Astoria today.
They have really good pizza.

Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos reports:
... Temporary Jobs:

Want to help get our city shoveled out and get paid for doing it? Consider assisting the Department of Sanitation with snow removal. Pay is $10 per hour and increases to $15 per hour after 40 hours. Be advised, the Department of Sanitation will only accept those who arrive between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 14. Call 311 for garage location information. Please visit the Department of Sanitation website for requirements.

Volunteer:

If you would like to assist homebound seniors in the district or help shovel for a neighbor, please contact my office...
Contact Mr. Kallos here or at 212-860-1950.

UPDATE 5:45 PM - From RIOC:
Notification issued 1/26/2015 at 5:07 PM. At this time, the Tram is running on schedule. The Red Bus is operating with delays. The MTA has not reported any change in F train service to Roosevelt Island but service will be limited after 7 PM tonight (MTA.info). If weather conditions deteriorate, Tram and/or Red Bus service will be suspended until further notice.

Roosevelt Island will follow Governor Cuomo's directive for travel during the storm by limiting vehicular traffic on Main Street to all but emergency vehicle travel at 11 PM Monday night until further notice. Only vehicles related to emergency services, vital city services and delivery of vital supplies will be permitted on Main Street until the order is lifted. Please do not walk or venture outside once the worst of the storm hits this evening.

RIOC will periodically issue updates via RIOC Advisories during this storm. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. For local assistance, call Public Safety at 212-832-4545.
Gristedes hopes to stay open until 9 or 10 PM tonight and will be open tomorrow.

Duane Reade will close 8 PM tonight and be open tomorrow.

Wholesome Factory will be open until 11:30 PM tonight and be open tomorrow. Lines at Wholesome Factory


were long this evening.

Riverwalk Bar & Grill closed at 3 PM this afternoon


and will be closed tomorrow as well.

UPDATE 6 PM - From RIOC:
Notification 1/26/2015 at 6:00pm Due to inclement weather the Roosevelt Island tram will be operating one cabin. Please expect delays.

At 11:00pm the Roosevelt Island Tram will suspend service until further notice.
UPDATE 1/27 9:50 AM:
According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Notification issued 1/27/2015 at 9:15 AM. As of 9:00 AM, Red Bus and Tram service has been restored and are scheduled to run every 15 minutes.

The MTA has advised that all subway and bus service is being gradually restored and will run on a Sunday schedule until further notice. Service is extremely limited; expect extensive delays.

Please remain cautious; travel only when necessary and check in on your elderly and/or disabled neighbors.
Governor Cuomo announced this morning:
... MTA buses and subways will begin to resume this morning and by 12:00 p.m. will be operating on a Sunday schedule for the rest of the day and will resume normal service on Wednesday.

Roads and Bridges

The travel ban for all state and local roads has been lifted. Drivers should continue to use extreme caution and prepare properly as driving conditions remain poor and other states still may have travel bans in effect....
More here.

UPDATE 11:25 - From the NYPL:
The Roosevelt Island Library and all other branches of the New York Public Library will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 27.
UPDATE 7 PM - From RIOC:
Notification issued 1/27/15 at 3:40 PM. Following an earlier parking suspension on Main Street and the East and West roadways due to the winter snow storm, metered parking is now permitted on Main Street. All residents who have parked temporarily inside the Motorgate Garage can now move their vehicles back to street level.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

One Of The Largest Blizzards In NYC History Coming Tomorrow Says Mayor de Blasio - Stay Safe And Be Prepared Roosevelt Island

The NYC Twitterverse reports:


According to the National Weather Service:
...BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST TUESDAY NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM MONDAY TO MIDNIGHT EST TUESDAY NIGHT. THE BLIZZARD WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS...NEW YORK CITY AND SURROUNDING IMMEDIATE SUBURBS...LONG ISLAND...AND MOST OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT.

* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WITH BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

* ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 20 TO 30 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 4 INCHES PER HOUR EXPECTED LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING.

* WINDS...NORTH 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS 55 TO 65 MPH...STRONGEST ACROSS EASTERN LONG ISLAND.

* VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER MILE OR LESS AT TIMES.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 20S.

* TIMING...LIGHT SNOW WILL BEGIN MONDAY MORNING...WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE BY THE EVENING RUSH. SNOW WILL PICK UP IN INTENSITY MONDAY EVENING...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS FROM ABOUT MIDNIGHT MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...LIFE-THREATENING CONDITIONS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TRAVEL DUE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND STRONG WINDS...WITH WHITEOUT CONDITIONS. SECONDARY AND TERTIARY ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE. STRONG WINDS MAY DOWN POWER LINES AND TREE LIMBS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

ALL UNNECESSARY TRAVEL IS DISCOURAGED BEGINNING MONDAY AFTERNOON...TO ALLOW PEOPLE ALREADY ON THE ROAD TO SAFELY REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS BEFORE THE HEAVY SNOW BEGINS...AND TO ALLOW SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT TO BEGIN TO CLEAR ROADS.
News of the impending snowstorm will not stop a new Roosevelt Island resident from trying to move in.
Hopefully, the move will be finished early before the snow starts.

Stay safe everybody and be careful.