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Friday, June 23, 2017

Watch Pippin Performed By Roosevelt Island Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Teen Program - It's Wonderful!!!!!

The Roosevelt Island Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) Teen Theater Program performed Pippin last May.

Take a look at Act 1 from this very talented group of young people.



Click on the full screen icon for better view.

Check out the various programs available at Roosevelt Island's MST&DA.

Roosevelt Island R&R Summer Series Of Classical Music Begins Saturday June 24 At Good Shepherd Center - Bach, Janacek & Beethoven

The Roosevelt Island R&R Summer Series Concerts starts tomorrow, June 24 at the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street)

Image From R&R Concerts

According to R&R Concerts:
The 2017 Summer Series begins this Saturday!

Bach Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
Janáček Violin Sonata
Beethoven Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

with Ralph Allen and Benjamin Hochman

7:30 pm Saturday, June 24, at Good Shepherd Center

2017 Summer Series

Saturday June 24 at 7:30
Thursday July 6 at 7:00
Friday July 21 at 7:30
Monday August 21 at 7:00

Concerts are presented at Good Shepherd Center with no admission fee.

Help kick off a second decade of extraordinary classical-music performances, and support the series with a tax-deductible contribution that will expand our schedule and keep the concerts free.

The 2017 Season is underwritten by Hudson/Related's Riverwalk Point and Pierre Courmont and Raymond M. Wapner Burton J. and Florence M. Kirshner and many more.

Details on these and additional fall concerts at rrconcerts.org.

Do you play?

The Classical Musicians' Rehearsal Symphony Orchestra, also based on Roosevelt Island, is New York's only dedicated reading orchestra, welcoming the participation of musicians across the classical spectrum.

Coming up...

Thursday, June 29 12 noon until 2 p.m.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5: Op. 67, C minor

Details at http://www.rehearsalsymphony.com
Ah! Bach



Here's Glenn Gould-Yehudi Menuhin-J.S.



Bach-Violin Sonata No.4

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Gallery RIVAA Opening Reception For New Exhibit By Chinese Artists Saturday June 24 - Into The Classic: An Invitational Exhibition Of The Liaoning Province Artists Association

Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA is hosting an opening reception for a new international exhibit and you're invited. According to Gallery RIVAA:

Upcoming exhibition at Gallery RIVAA:
Date: June 24 - July 1, 2017
Title: "Into the Classic" An Invitational Exhibition of Liaoning Province Artists Association in China
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 24, 4-6pm

Gallery RIVAA presents "Into The Classic: An Invitational Exhibition of the Liaoning Province Artists Association"

PLC is hosting a special exhibition of eleven talented Artists from Liaoning Province in China.
Dates: June 24th through July 1st, 2017
Opening Reception: June 24th from 4-6 pm

These artists from China are members of Liaoning Province Artists Association. Led by Mr. Hongchen Lu, director of China Media Artists Association and director of Liaoning Province Artists Association, the artists brought over 30 pieces of their work to the "Into the Classic" exhibition. The works include oil paintings, pencil sketches and Chinese water color paintings.

Most of the artists were trained in China and some of them have had some Western education as well. Many of them have won national and international awards for their work. With disparate life experiences, their works show the influences of various artistic styles. They reflect the sentiments each of artists has about nature, life and the interplay of the two.


The group of artists includes: Hongchen Lu, Zidong Shi, Guangmao Zhang, Gen Wang, Shengnan Li, Dake Liu, Songming Li, Gaolu Han, Jianghua Li, Yi Niu, and Yan Zhou.

Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044. www.rivaa.com

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Fridays 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am - 5:00pm

No Roosevelt Island F Train Service From Manhattan This Weekend - Tram Will Operate On Rush Hour Schedule 7 AM - 7 PM


According to the MTA:
F Jamaica-bound trains are rerouted via E the after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av Weekend, 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Jun 23 - 26

No Jamaica-bound service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge.
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
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 mta.info/weekender or call 511 for more information.

For electronic updates on F Train service, sign up for MTA Alerts at mymtaalerts.com.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA Receives No Fee RIOC Permit To Manage Farmers Market - PTA Seeking Volunteers To Collect Rent From Farmers Market Vendors

The Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA has been the long time manager of the Roosevelt Island Farmers Market.

Last week, a tipster reported the PTA asked for volunteers to help manager the Farmers Market. The tipster asked why the PTA is the Farmers Market manager?


217 PTA Urgently Needs Your Help for Farmer's Market Management & Event Planning for 2017-2018

Farmer's Market Volunteers Needed NOW!

Did you know that PTA Volunteers help manage the Roosevelt Island Farmer's Market?

We are in URGENT need of new community members to help the PTA manage the Roosevelt Island farmer's market. Our volunteers are primarily responsible for visiting the market on Saturdays and collecting rent payments from vendors. Ideally, a team of 2-3 people would help manage the market - taking turns visiting it each week.

Did you know that the rents from the farmer's market make up a sizable percentage of the PTA's annual operating budget?

The future of the RI Farmer's Market could be affected if we do not find new managers. Crucial funding for the PTA could also be put into jeopardy, which would result in cuts to the support and enrichments the PTA can provide 217.

So if you live nearby or regularly shop at the farmer's market, PLEASE HELP your community and school by getting involved today - email the PTA at psis217info@gmail.com.
I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal:
... Does the PTA need a permit from RIOC to manage the Farmers Market and collect rents from the vendors? If yes, does the PTA have a permit to do so?

I don't ever recall any Request For Proposals from RIOC for a manager of the Farmers Market.

Do you think a RFP is required to manage the Farmers Market? If yes, will RIOC issue a RFP for the Farmers Market?
According to RIOC, the PS/IS 217 PTA received a permit dated April 7, 2017:
... for the purpose of operating a Farmers Market including the right to bring vendors, customers, personnel and equipment into the Licensed Premises. This permit is strictly for the following dates and times listed on the attached invoice....

This permit is subject to cancellation or termination at any time without prior notice by an officer of RIOC or an employee thereof so designated to act, who, in his/her sole discretion, determines that a violation has occurred....

... The License Fee Access Control Fee is hereby waived....
RIOC General Counsel Jacqueline Flug adds:
There was no RFP because RIOC was not procuring any services. RFPs are for procurement and done pursuant to State Finance Law and State procurement guidelines. RIOC does not operate the Farmer’s Market, we have simply given permission to the PA to use RIOC land for this. We have no other role in the Farmer’s Market. Accordingly, there are no plans for a future RFP either.
Below is the April 7, 2017 RIOC permit for the PS/IS 217 to manage the Roosevelt Island Farmers Market.

Click full screen icon to better read the permit.

June 23 Roosevelt Island Firefighters Field Outdoor Summer Movie Back To The Future Cancelled Due To Expected Rain Storm - Rain Date June 30

The 2017 Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series was scheduled to start tomorrow with Back To The Future showing at Firefighters Field.

Image From 2016 Firefighters Field Outdoor Movie Showing Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

But, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) announced this afternoon:
Please be aware that the first movie showing in the Summer Movie Series, Back to the Future, has been postponed from tomorrow, Friday, June 23rd to next Friday, June 30th due to expected rain storms.
Below is the Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Schedule .

and a little bit



of Back To The Future.

Roosevelt Island Resident Paul Feinman Confirmed As Associate Judge Of New York State Court Of Appeals Yesterday

Roosevelt Island resident Paul Feinman was confirmed yesterday as an Associate Judge of the NY State Court Of Appreals

The NY Times reports:
... Justice Feinman and his husband, Robert Ostergaard, a web publisher, live on Roosevelt Island. They are avid weekend gardeners and fierce Mets fans.

Justice Feinman is considered thoughtful and methodical, a judge whose decisions show empathy for the parties....
Click here for the full article.

According to this June 15 statement from Governor Cuomo's office:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will nominate Justice Paul G. Feinman to serve as an Associate Judge on the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. Justice Feinman is currently an Associate Justice on the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court and has served as a judge in New York for more than 20 years.

"Justice Feinman will be an exceptional addition to New York’s highest court," Governor Cuomo said. "He is a talented jurist who has dedicated his career to public service and standing up for a fairer and more just New York. While we continue to mourn the untimely passing of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, Justice Feinman will help ensure that the Court of Appeals upholds the highest principles of law and fairness that embody the very best of New York."

"It is a tremendous honor to be nominated to the Court of Appeals," Justice Paul G. Feinman said. "I thank Governor Cuomo for this opportunity to serve on the Court of Appeals and, if confirmed, look forward to working with my distinguished colleagues on the Court to continue to serve New York."

Justice Feinman has been nominated to fill the vacancy created earlier this year by the tragic death of the Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam. He is the eighth person that Governor Cuomo has nominated to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals. The Governor previously appointed Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Associate Judges, Jenny Rivera, Abdus-Salaam, Leslie Stein, Eugene Fahey, Michael Garcia, and Rowan D. Wilson to the Court.

Justice Feinman was elected to the Supreme Court in 2007 and appointed Associate Justice of the Appellate Division by Governor Cuomo in 2012. He previously served as an Acting Supreme Court Justice from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, he was a Civil Court Judge, first elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2006.

If confirmed, Justice Feinman would be the first openly gay person to serve on the Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Richard C. Failla LGBT Commission, which promotes fair treatment of LGBT issues and LGBT members of the court community. He was the President of the International Association of LGBT Judges between 2008 and 2011, and was President of the Association of Supreme Court Justices of the State of New York in 2015.

He began his legal career at the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County, Criminal Appeals Bureau in 1985. From 1987 to 1989, Justice Feinman was a Senior Staff Attorney for the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Manhattan. From 1989 to 1996, he was a Principal Law Clerk to Hon. Angela M. Mazzarelli. He received a B.A. from Columbia University in 1981 and a J.D. from University of Minnesota Law School in 1985.
Congratulations Judge Feinman.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Reminder, You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting Thursday June 22 - Come Ask Questions And Share Concerns With Congresswoman Maloney, Comptroller Stringer, Public Advocate James, Borough President Brewer, Council Member Kallos, State Senator Serrano, State Assembly Member Seawright & RIOC

Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos invites the Roosevelt Island community to a Town Hall meeting with elected representatives tomorrow evening, June 22 at the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street) Mr. Kallos tweets:

More info at this previous post.

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Here's more information regarding Island Kids and our 2017 Summer Camp Program.

Roosevelt Island Resident Seeks Peaceful Contemplation On East River Waterfront Promenade - Receives Village People Invitation To YMCA Instead From Passing Party Boat

Sometimes, you just want a relaxing few moments at night looking at the NYC East River waterfront and skyline from Roosevelt Island promenade when this happens:

Roosevelt Island Blackwell House Renovation, Seawall Railings & New Red Buses On Agenda For June 21 RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting Tonight - Public Comment Session Prior To Start Of Board Meeting Too

The June 21 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors will take place starting 5:30 pm  tonight at the Cultural Center (548 Main Street).

 Image Of RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting

Prior to the start of the RIOC Board meeting, there will be a public comment period. Sign up here to speak at the meeting.

Among the items on the Agenda are:
Below is the full Agenda:
AGENDA

JUNE 21, 2017 MEETING OF

THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE CULTURAL CENTER THEATER, 548 MAIN STREET,

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NEW YORK

5:30 P.M.[1]

I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes

1. May 25, 2017 Board Meeting (Board Action Required)

IV. Old Business

New Business

1. Presentation of RIOC's Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017

2. Approval of Annual Report for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017 (Board Action Required)

3. Approval of Report on Procurement Contracts for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017 (Board Action Required)

4. Approval of Report on Investments for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017 (Board Action Required)

5. Approval of Property Report for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017 (Board Action Required)

6. Authorization to Enter into Contract with AFL Construction Co. Inc. for Blackwell House Interior and Ramp Way Renovations (Board Action Required)

7. Authorization to Amend the Contract with Elan Engineering, LLC for Seawall Railing Design and Consulting Services (Board Action Required – Materials to Follow)

8. Authorization to Enter into Contract with New Flyer Industries, Inc. for the Purchase of Two Diesel Buses (Board Action Required)

9. Authorization to Enter into Contract with Thomson Reuters for Access to On-Line Westlaw Legal Research Libraries (Board Action Required)

10. Approval of Extension of the FY 2016-17 Public Purpose Grants Period (Board Action Required)

11. President’s Report

12. Committee Reports

a. Audit Committee

b. Governance Committee

c. Operations Advisory Committee

d. Real Estate Development Advisory Committee

13. Public Safety Report

VI. Adjournment

1] The RIOC Board Meeting will commence following a public comment period. The public comment period is not part of the meeting.
According to RIOC memo in support of the Blackwell House renovations Agenda Item:
In 2014, the Board authorized RIOC to extend the contract with consultants, Saratoga Associates (“SA”), to proceed with coordination and re-filing of project documents for the Blackwell House Interior Restoration Project. SA completed its pre-construction services and the construction documents were approved by the NYC DOB for a contractor to obtain the required permits.

This project is partly funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) through a grant to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society in the amount of $364,000.00. At the conclusion of negotiations, the DCA/RIOC contract was registered on October 24, 2016, thus paving the way for the construction works to commence.
The scope of work consists of: demolition of the interior of the building; installation of new partitions, ceilings, doors, staircase and repairs to flooring; installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems; installation of a new ADA access ramp; repairs to the deteriorated porches....

... RIOC hereby recommends that a contract be awarded to AFL
Construction Co. Inc. for the Blackwell House Interior Restoration and Access Ramp Project for the sum of $1,465,200.00, with a 25% contingency of $366,300.00. The total project cost is $1,831,500.00. The duration of this project is 270 calendar days....
According to the RIOC memo in support of Public Purpose Grant period extended:
... Extensions of the FY 16-17 PPF Grants are requested for the following three (3) grantees:

1. Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance (“MSTDA”) – The grantee has completed its expenditures for scholarships, and some community programs for which PPF funds were requested. The grantee has requested an extension to hold some of the community programming over the summer of 2017, due to the scheduling needs of community organizations that will benefit from the programming. Therefore, an extension is requested to allow for this critical portion of MSTDA’s request to be performed during summer 2017, and for MSTDA to submit the corresponding documentation to RIOC.

2. PS/IS 217 Parent-Teacher Association (“PTA”) – The Salvadori Center has provided the programming for which PPF funds were requested. Some of the services performed by the provider took place during the school’s spring semester and the check to cover these funds was written after March 31, 2017. Therefore, an extension is requested so that the appropriate records may be submitted by PTA and accepted by RIOC.

3. Life Frames – Life Frames has completed the services for which the PPF funds were requested. However, a de minimis portion of the services (and corresponding expenses) were performed after the period of performance end of March 31, 2017. Therefore, an extension is requested so that the appropriate records may be submitted by Life Frames and accepted by RIOC.

The Public Purpose Grants are critical to programming and projects that benefit the community. Based on the foregoing, the extensions are requested through September 30, 2017, which should provide sufficient time for the remaining expenses to be incurred, submitted, and accepted.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MTA Signal Problems Cause Long Delays For Roosevelt Island F Train Riders This Morning

The Twitterverse reports:

At 9:05 AM, Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) sent the following advisory:
MTA has advised that due to signal problems the F train is experiencing delays. Please plan your travel accordingly and visit mta.info or call 511 for more information.

For electronic updates on F Train service, sign up for MTA Alerts at mymtaalerts.com.
A resident asks:
A mob descended from the tram. Why does the RIOC notice give such uninformative info?

It should say, "Because F subway service to Manhattan is interrupted, the tram will run on an accelerated schedule to accommodate the travelers until F service is restored. "
It was a bad experience but fortunately not as bad as this June 5 F train



lower Manhattan incident.

UPDATE 6:55 - Statement today from Governor Cuomo:
The MTA is in a state of crisis. Historic underfunding leaves it with obsolete equipment going back to the 1940s. The bureaucracy is dysfunctional. The recent Penn emergency track closures on July 8 will be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel’s back. The July 8 LIRR and New Jersey Transit cancellations will drive more people into the subway system, in the middle of the summer. There is no quick or small fix for the MTA. We are advancing $32 billion for the MTA capital plan – an historic amount – but it must be implemented: new cars purchased, new signals installed, new equipment acquired and new personnel hired. We are conducting an international conference next week for the best vendors.

"The MTA Board structure assumed regional participation in the metropolitan area’s transportation systems but left no one in charge. While New York State has six of the 14 voting seats – that is not control. There is no transformative plan that will require major change and possibly more investment that will be agreed upon by the various separate political bodies with competing needs. Complex projects don’t get effectively managed by unanimous agreement of large political bureaucracies. We don’t have 10 years to do this. The state will dedicate itself to the task and assume responsibility, but the state needs the authority.

"The state has taken a similar approach at the Port Authority. New York State is responsible for LGA and JFK Airports’ reconstruction. The state is responsible for oversight of the Tappan Zee Bridge, the Kosciusko Bridge, and many more. The state does not shy away from challenges, but we need the ability and authority to perform.

"On the Second Avenue Subway project, for example, the MTA was floundering. The state took control of the projects using state personnel. The other members of the MTA Board did not oppose the state’s role as it was either not in their region or because they had no desire to participate in what appeared to be a doomed project. The Second Avenue Subway had been delayed for years and was projected to miss the deadline again. With the state’s intervention, we completed the task on deadline.

"Some people assume the state’s six voting seats are the majority and say the state has control. Obviously, six is not a majority of the 14 voting seats, and many issues generate controversy that can cause the other jurisdictions to defeat the six votes. We have seen it already on questions of increasing local government’s operating expense contributions, but if their position is the state has control than actually providing that control should not be an issue. They can't logically assert state control and oppose it at the same time.

"In sum, let’s fix the fundamental and initial mistake – 'put someone in charge.' The state is the obvious entity to manage a regional network, and the state contributes a multiple of any other jurisdiction’s funding. The simple fact is if no one has the responsibility and the authority, fundamental, rapid change of any culture or system is impossible."

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association General Members Meeting June 21- Public Purpose Funds Distribution, Membership Drive, Upcoming Programs & More

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA) President Barbara Parker reports:

Roosevelt Island Senior Association General Members Meeting

Wednesday, June 21st 7:00pm to 8:30pm 546 Main Street - Senior Center

Topics of Discussion - Public Purpose Funds Distribution

Membership Drive Updates

Upcoming Programs, Events, Trips, Classes and Workshops

Please join us. Your input and suggestions are valued for your community organization.

For more information contact 917-951-4137

email: riseniorsa@gmail.com

More information about RISA available at their web site and this previous post.

Roosevelt Island Senior Center Carter Burden Program Upcoming Events & Services - Amalgamated Bank Financial Health Presentation, Exercising Your Mind, Fresh Food For Seniors Sign Up, Museum Field Trip & More

Samantha Romero is the new Roosevelt Island Senior Center Carter Burden Program Outreach & Community Engagement Director. Ms Romero reports

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone has had a pleasant week! To those of you who have stopped by my office: thank you! It has been an absolute pleasure to meet you! However, I do want to take a second to formally introduce myself to everyone:

My name is Samantha Romero, & I have taken over as of June 12th as the new Director of Outreach & Community Engagement. I am newly married to an active-duty Marine who is stationed in Camp Lejeune (North Carolina), & am a graduate of East Carolina University (GO PIRATES!), where I obtained two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Criminal Justice & another in Family & Community Services. I am currently in ECU’s online Criminal Justice program to obtain my Master’s degree. I am a bit of a newcomer to New York City; I moved here in the summer of 2015 after growing up in a small community in south-eastern North Carolina. Previously, I have volunteered for other non-profit organizations in North Carolina, as well as worked for an Eviction Prevention Housing Subsidy unit in the Bronx. I am so excited for all that is to come with being the Outreach Director, & I am even more excited to get to know you all! I am eager to bring some new activities & events here to the center for you all to enjoy, so please feel free to drop by my office to say “Hello!” & offer any suggestions for things you would like to see here. Thank you again for a great first week, & I am looking forward to the weeks & months to come!

Open-Door Office Policy: My door will be open from 10:00am until 12:00pm Monday through Friday, or by appointment. You can also find me in the lunchroom until 12:30pm. I love to chat with you all! However, in order for me to ensure I can coordinate some awesome events/activities/field trips for you all, I have to allocate a certain amount time for planning & speaking on the phone with outside agencies. Thank you in advance for your understanding! Stay tuned for some new events coming your way…!

WEDNESDAY, 6/21:

Representatives from Senator Serrano’s office will be available from 11am-2pm in the lobby.

We will be having our June Birthday Celebration & Sing-Along Karaoke in the Cafeteria beginning at 12:30pm. Come enjoy some cake with us!

THURSDAY, 5/25:

Join us from 12:30-1:30pm for a special presentation by the Amalgamated Bank Financial Health Presentation. 

UPCOMING / SAVE THE DATE:

Michael Sherman’s Art Class People, Places, & Things Exhibition will be held on Wednesday June 28th, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Make sure to stop by & indulge in some wine, cheese, & beautiful art!

The Alzheimer’s Foundation will be holding their “Exercise Your Mind: Brain-Healthy Living” Talk at 12:30pm on Thursday June 29th, 2017.


·Fresh Food for Seniors will begin sign-up on Monday June 26th & Tuesday June 27th. Sign-up will be held in the lobby. The pick-up will be Wednesday July 5th.

We are excited to announce an up-coming field trip to the Museum of the City of New York on Friday June 30th! We will be leaving the Senior Center at 12:00pm, & will be spending a couple of hours exploring & learning about the new exhibitions in the Museum. The van will have us back to the Senior Center by 4:00pm. If you are planning to enjoy lunch at the Senior Center prior to departure, please arrive by 11:20am. Sign-up with me in my office between 10:00am & 12:00pm Monday through Friday. Please note, sign-up is on a FIRST-COME FIRST-SERVE basis beginning Monday June 19th.

Join us for Broadway Health Care Staffing Bingo on Thursday July 6th from 1:00pm until 2:00pm in the Cafeteria.

Much more to come!

REMINDER:

Membership and all of our programming are FREE. A voluntary contribution of $1.50 is suggested for lunch.
Welcome Ms. Romero to Roosevelt Island.

Monday, June 19, 2017

What A Sky Tonight - Gorgeous Roosevelt Island Rainbow Over NYC East River Waterfront & Queensboro Bridge

Wow, what a beautiful


NYC rainbow seen from Roosevelt Island tonight after the rainstorm.


(Click on full screen icon for better view)
and sunset seen from Roosevelt Island tonight.
UPDATE 10:25 PM - Frank Farance shares this image of tonight's


Roosevelt Island rainbow.

UPDATE 6/20 10 A.M. - More pics from last night's Roosevelt Island sky.

SPONSORED POST - Roosevelt Island Urgent Care Medical Facility, Just Walk In At 520 Main Street - Open Monday Thru Friday 8 AM To 8 PM And Saturday, Sunday 9 AM To 6 PM

According to Roosevelt Island Urgent Care (RIUC):


Our Roosevelt Island facility, located at 520 Main Street. The medical needs of this 2 mile long historic island on the East River is a perfect landscape for our services.

RIUC is the first health care facility on the Island. Currently local residents must travel to either Manhattan or Astoria, for treatment—a trip that requires the use of a tram, subway, bus or car. Our facility in essence created a full-service medical center for a growing population of 15,000. RIUC is here to serve your needs.

These needs will increase in the near future with the addition of new multi-family developments and the new Cornell NYC Tech campus, which is under construction and due to open this year. The University is relying on our center to tend to the medical needs of the students and faculty. Roosevelt Island Urgent Care is also well positioned to provide services to the many construction workers who are on the Island during the next few years.

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  • Charging station
  • Flat screen TV in waiting room as well as every exam room
  • Childrens play area
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Please visit the Roosevelt Island Urgent Care web site or stop by our office at 520 Main Street for more information.

Elected Representatives Coming To Roosevelt Island For June 22 Town Hall Meeting - Come Ask Questions And Share Concerns With Congresswoman Maloney, Comptroller Stringer, Public Advocate James, Borough President Brewer, Council Member Kallos, State Senator Serrano, State Assembly Member Seawright & RIOC

NYC Council Member Ben Kallos reports that Roosevelt Island's elected officials are hosting a Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting 6:30 PM, Thursday June 22 at the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street)

Come ask your questions and share your concerns about Roosevelt Island issues including:
  • Elimination of PS/IS 217 rats,
  • Beacon After school program RFP process,
  • Transportation (Subway, Tram Ferry),
  • Affordable housing (status of Westview Mitchell Lama privatization),
  • Public Safety,
  • Emergency Preparedness,
  • RIOC Board appointments, 
  • Cornell Tech and
  • any other concern you may have
to:
Last year's Roosevelt Island Town Hall with elected officials focused on 911 Emergency response time. What will be the focus of your concerns this year?

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Roosevelt Island Day Cut Short By Rain - Fun While It Lasted For Us Hearty Folk

The rain cut short Roosevelt Island Day on Saturday, but Roosevelt Island kids and families were still able to enjoy the festivities while they lasted.

Here are some scenes from the 2017 Roosevelt Island Day


Frank Farance shares some more photos of scenes



from 2017 Roosevelt Island Day.

UPDATE 6/20: