Monday, January 25, 2016

Report From Roosevelt Island Community Coalition - You're Invited To Cornell Task Force Meeting Tonight, Apply To Serve On Community Board 8 & More

 Image of Cornell Tech Campus Construction Seen From Roosevelt Island Tram

As previously reported:
The Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Community and Construction Task Force (Task Force) invite you to their January 25 meeting.
... we will have a presentation from Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW). NEW prepares women for nontraditional careers in the construction, utilities, and transportation industries. It will be great to learn about their programs and to introduce them to Roosevelt Island....

The Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) reports today:
Reminder: Cornell Tech Meeting tonight confirmed 6-8PM - 546 Main Street, in the 12th Flr

Tonight's meeting is on, please join us.

And if you can not attend please email any concerns relating to Cornell Tech on the island.

RICC board members continue to stay involved with our elected officials and have attended important events such as the Dec 2015 Cornell Tech / 217 Start Up Event Presentation by Cornell rep about their roadmap for PS 217 and City Council Member Ben Kallos' State of the District.

Here are upcoming meetings we hope you can attend. Please spread the word to your members.

Please attend: Cornell Tech Community & Construction Task Force Meeting (public)
Monday, January 25th 2016 6-8 PM 546 Main Street, in the 12th Floor conference room

Note: Kicking off the meeting from 6-6:30 PM there will be a presentation by the Nontraditional Employment for Women organization (NEW, They specialize in training women for future employment in the construction, utilities and transportation industries. Please be prompt. For more information, please contact Jane Swanson Government and Community Relations at

Save the date: Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer 2016 State of the Borough:
Sunday, January 31st 2016 2PM
RSVP to this free event and hear how MBPO is supporting our borough:
state-of-the-borough free tickets

Watch RICC Co-Chair & CB8 member Ellen Polivy interviewed Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright to find out how residents can make change through her office and legislation in Albany, NY.

Want to serve as a Community Board Member? Deadline 5PM January 29th, apply here: community board applications

Future meetings:

2016 Cornell Tech Community Construction Task Force meetings:
January 25, April 25, July 25, October 24
All meetings are from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm - open to the public
In an effort to continue an open dialogue between Cornell Tech and the community, this task force will meet quarterly.

Monday, 1/25 at 546 Main St. 12th Floor
Monday, 4/25 at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main St.
Monday, 7/25 at Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main St.
Monday, 10/24 at 546 Main St. 12th Floor

Reminder, if you have concerns about construction or vehicles, please note the time, date, location, name on the truck and license plate and contact Jane Swanson at or (646) 632 4907 for immediate action.

Ellen Polivy and Judy Buck
RICC Co-Chairs
More information about RICC available at their web site.