First snow of 2017 came to Roosevelt Island today
bringing out the kids with their sleds having fun sliding down the Southtown hill01/07/2017 1218HRS | First #snow of the year. Good Shepherd Plaza. #RooseveltIsland #NYC https://t.co/iPNVH30MBh— Roland Lizares (@rlizares) January 7, 2017
and plows to clear the Riverwalk Commons sidewalk in Southtown.
Rossana Ceruzzi shares these photos of a snow covered Southpoint Park
The Twitterverse shares view of the snow from the Roosevelt Island Tram cabin above the East River
Just posted a video @ Roosevelt Island Tramway https://t.co/ohX2xBukIx— Ciro Evangelista (@ciroevangelista) January 7, 2017
and from the ground at Tram Plaza.
UPDATE 1/8 -A 34 year long Roosevelt Island Long Time resident adds:
I hope I'm not the only person who says something nice about RIOC et. al. today.The Southtown Riverwalk Commons area was cleaned up very well this morning
At 7:30 this morning, I went from Rivercross to Bread & Butter Deli & then to Wholesome Foods. As the warden in the Shawshank Redemption said, "It's a Miracle!!"
Main Street & Sidewalks clear & dry to the Z-bricks. Only the crosswalks at Breezeways need some more improvement.
Vast improvement by Island House, Rivercross & RIOC from several Saturdays ago, when even by noon, the main RI corridor was still an unsafe mess.
Ironically, the sheltered sidewalks of Urban American need some serious attention because of the dry, wind-blown snow. Thanks to everyone who did such a good job. All is appreciated.
except for a small area from Starbucks to the street and in the Commons walkway.