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Friday, November 17, 2017

What A Beautiful View Of NYC East River Waterfront & Queensboro Bridge Seen From Roosevelt Island Tram - Takes Your Breath Away

Click of full screen icon at bottom right of page for stunning view.

No Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend Due To MTA Electrical Work - Are We All Stuck On The Island This Weekend?

There will be no Roosevelt Island F Train service to and from Manhattan this weekend.

According to the MTA:
ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS No F service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St and 57 St.

Q, R and free shuttle buses provide alternate service Weekend, 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Nov 17 - 20

F Trains run via the E in both directions between Roosevelt Av and 5 Av/53 St

Shuttle buses operate between Queens Plaza and Roosevelt Island, making a stop at 21 St-Queensbridge.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
No F train service from Friday, 11/17/17 at 11:45 PM to Monday, 11/20/17 at 5:00 AM.

MTA will run free shuttle buses which will operate between Roosevelt Island and Queens Plaza beginning Friday, 11/17/17 at 11:45 PM thru Monday, 11/20/17 at 5:00 AM.

Additionally, RIOC will provide shuttle buses from the Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza to the Manhattan Tram Plaza. The first shuttle bus will operate from Roosevelt Island, Saturday, 11/18/17 at 11:00 AM, last bus from Manhattan will be at 7:30 PM on 11/18/17. Sunday, 11/19/17, bus schedule will be the same as Saturday.

Q 102 will operate normal regular schedule.
At Queens Plaza you can get the R, E or re-routed F Train to Manhattan.

I asked the MTA:
I asked RIOC President Susan Rosenthal:
Do you know what the MTA free bus shuttle time schedule is during the weekend F Train service outage?

Also, just want to confirm that the Red Bus Shuttle is on the hour from Roosevelt Island and Half Hour from Manhattan. Is that correct?
Ms. Rosenthal replied:
The MTA bus schedule ... will be on a continuous basis. Your statement re the Red Bus is confirmed.
Roosevelt Island will have ferry service and a single tram cabin operating too.
The pretend Roosevelt Island subway station is for Netflix TV show Maniac currently filming here.

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Roosevelt Island Youth Program Soccer Championship Day Saturday November 18 - Come Out And See The Action At Octagon Field

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Executive Director Charlie Defino reports:

Roosevelt Island Youth Program

Soccer 2017 Championship Day

November 18th

Last weekend sixteen teams battled it out to get to Championship for their divisions, in both the Minors and Sophmores, games were settled in exciting overtime shootouts.

Upcoming: RIYP Championship games this week will be at 10am for Minors, 12pm for Sophmores, 2pm for Junior's and the Seniors at 4pm. Join us and your children for an exciting day of soccer!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Long Waits For Roosevelt Island Residents At Overcrowded F Train Station This Morning - No Roosevelt Island F Train Service In Either Direction This Weekend

There will be no Roosevelt Island F Train Service to or from Manhattan this weekend.

This morning, the Twitterverse reported long delays and crowds at Roosevelt Island F Train subway station.

Also, received report that internet not working this evening in Roosevelt Island subway station.

New Netflix TV Series Maniac Filming On Roosevelt Island Tonight

The new Netflix TV show Maniac, also known as Ronald, is filming tonight on Roosevelt Island. According to Netflix:

Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in this remake of a Norwegian dark-comedy series about an institutionalized man who lives a fantasy life in his dreams.
The film crew started work yesterday transforming the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery entrance into a Roosevelt Island subway stop in the likeness of Visitors Center Kiosk.

Some strange window signage on Main Street for the filming too.