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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

With A Litlle Bit Of Snow, Roosevelt Island Kids Will Sled On Anything This Year - Will Cornell Tech Campus Hills Be Available For Sledding Next Year?

It a nice warm day today so difficult to think about having fun in the snow.

However, Roosevelt Island kids anticipated a fun day of sledding for last Saturday at the Southtown Hill based upon weather predictions of up to 7 inches of snow.

We did not get much of a snowfall but that didn't stop some adventurous Roosevelt Island kids from sledding on the Souththown Hill snow/dirt mixture.

The Southtown Sledding Hill will be gone by next winter as construction on Southtown Riverwalk Building 8 is expected to be underway.

With the loss of the Southtown Hill, where will Roosevelt Island kids be able to sled?

How about the sloping hills

of the Cornell Tech campus? 

Roosevelt Island resident Joyce Short asked that question during the January 25 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Community & Construction Task Force meeting.

Cornell Tech Director of Operations Floyd Young replied that the grass on the campus hills are still developing so they need to keep people off the grass.

But once they are developed in a year to a year and a half, Cornell Tech will revisit the idea of sledding on the campus hills.

Maybe an Olympic Skeleton sledder

medal winner will come from Roosevelt Island?