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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Visitor Makes A Very Well Done Short Travel Documentary On Roosevelt Island - A Welcome Escape From Hustle And Bustle Of Manhattan

According to The World Is One:
The Roosevelt Island Tramway which has been in operation since 1976. It is one of the attractions for tourists in New York. Roosevelt Island is tiny river island surrounded by the East River flowing between the Boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.

This island was known for its hospitals and prisons during the 19th Century and was called "the Welfare Island". Today, it is largely a residential island. Although the Island is part of the Borough of Manhattan, it is distinct from Manhattan in many ways. Roosevelt Island is a quiet place with a minimal commercial centres and restaurants and hardly any traffic. But it is cosmopolitan in nature and is home to people of several nationalities, many of whom work at the United Nations. It is known for affordable housing, parks for children, plenty of greenery and picturesque views of New York from all sides. One of the attractions is the leisurely walk around the entire island during which you can see the Lighthouse, The Octagon Tower, ruins of the Smallpox Hospital, the Blackwell House and the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Roosevelt Island is indeed a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan!
Nicely Done.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Long Line Stretching To Second Avenue For Roosevelt Island Tram Today, Main Street Traffic Jam Too - 10 Thousand People Visited Roosevelt Island Today For Cherry Blossom Festival Says RIOC

Long lines for the Roosevelt Island Tram at Manhattan Station this afternoon.

Also, car  traffic was backed up from the Motorgate Ramp Helix to Blackwell House.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reports 10 Thousand people

came to Roosevelt Island today

for the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Also, the Riverwalk Commons area was packed with crowds leaving trash on the sidewalk

and overflowing garbage cans.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Take A Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Tree Walk Along East River Promenade Next To Cornell Tech Campus

Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossoms are in bloom. I took a Cherry Blossom Tree walk today along the West Promenade next to the East River and Cornell Tech campus. Come along.

The Cherry Trees are blooming right in time for tomorrow's annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival.

Roosevelt Island Visitor Trapped In Southpoint Park Bathroom - Says More Unlocked Outdoor Bathrooms Needed For Tourists

Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judy Berdy shares message she received from a visitor complaining about the Southpoint Park bathrooms.

According to the visitor:
Day before yesterday I went to Roosevelt Island for a walk. I had to use the bathroom but half of them were closed. I got into one bathroom and then got locked inside because the door was jammed.

I tried to push the door but that was so hard to push The bathroom was so hot i was about to lose my sense.

Then I screamed and a guy came and opened the door by the third time.

Do you think its a best way to welcome our tourists? I know I'm from New York.

What if someone from outside of New York got this same situation????

I hope you will unlocks all the door from the back and repair your door.
Ms Berdy adds:
... a common complaint that half the bathroom at the Southpoint entrance are closed and locked.
With the weather warming up, and Cherry Blossom Festival tomorrow, expect alot of Roosevelt Island visitors looking for a bathroom to use.

When you gotta go, you gotta go.

Gridlock Sam Schwartz To Consult On Roosevelt Island Helix Repairs Traffic Problems Among Items In RIOC President's Report To Board Directors - Also, Tram Platform Repairs, Tram Elevator Update, Bike Ramp, Youth Center & Thanks Former Directors For Service

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal reported to the April 18 Board of Directors meeting on the following:

Also, Ms Rosenthal thanked Public Safety Department Chief Jack McManus for arranging to have a NYPD car and FDNY ambulance stationed on Roosevelt Island during the Helix ramp construction repairs. Chief McManus added that it was Deputy Chief Kevin Brown who made the arrangements.

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend - Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival Tomorrow

According to the MTA, there will be Roosevelt Island F Train service

to and from Manhattan this weekend.

Plan on a crowded Roosevelt Island for Saturday's Cherry Blossom Festival. Schedule here.