Mobile Ad Space Above Posts

Monday, October 23, 2017

Roosevelt Island Capobianco Field Basketball Court Closed This Week For Resurfacing Says RIOC - Al Lewis & Blackwell Park Playgrounds Will Get New Surfaces Soon Too

The Roosevelt Island Capobianco Field basketball courts are closed this week for resurfacing.


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised that the Capobianco Basketball Court resurfacing project will commence on Monday, October 23rd, with contractors working daily from 7 AM to 4 PM. The project will conclude on Friday, October 27th. Protective fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the site for safety purposes. The court will re-open for play on Monday, October 30th.
The Blackwell Park Basketball Court


is open.

As previously reported, RIOC will also replace the flooring at Al Lewis and Blackwell Park playgrounds.

Sponsored Post - You're Invited To Weill Cornell Medicine & NY-Presbyterian Free Health & Wellness Fall 2017 Seminar Series - October 24, You Are One Of A Million: Precision Medicine & The Future Of Health Care

The Government & Community Affairs Team at NewYork-Presbyterian and the Office of External Affairs at Weill Cornell Medicine invite you to our Fall 2017 Health & Wellness Seminar series. The series will feature expert physicians speaking to community members about pressing issues pertaining to healthy living and healthy aging while offering the opportunity to ask questions directly to the physicians and experts.

 October 24
You Are One of A Million:
Precision Medicine and the Future of Healthcare
M. Elizabeth Ross, MD, PhD 
Kelly Williams, MBA, BSN, RN

If you require a disability-related accommodation, or for weather-related cancellations, please call 212-821-0888 and leave a message.

All seminars are FREE and open to the public. Seating is available for 250 people on a first-come, first-served basis.

Time - 6:30–8 pm
Place - All seminars held at:
Uris Auditorium
Meyer Research and Education Building Weill Cornell Medicine
1300 York Avenue (at 69th St.)

Please click here to register for the Fall 2017 October 24 Health & Wellness seminar.

The October 24 seminar is the last in the Fall 2017 Health & Wellness seminars.

Side decks are available for for the Fall 2017 series and include the attached slides for the October 3rd (Comprehensive Care For Your Mind & Body) and October 10th (Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Spine Health) presentations.

You're Invited To Learn About Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Teacher In Residence Program And Computer Science Education Tuesday October 24

According to the Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island Community Task Force:

Come join the Cornell Tech Community Task Force meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm at PS/IS 217, 645 Main Street, which includes a panel discussion of Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence Program and computer science education at PS/IS 217.

Cornell Tech's Director Of K-12 Education Diane Levitt tweets:
There will also be an update on the Cornell Tech construction.

You're invited to attend, learn and ask questions.

UPDATE 7  PM - The Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) adds:
Dear RICC Members and Friends,

Updates on Cornell Tech's Community Impact.

Quarterly Cornell Tech Community & Construction Task Force

Tuesday, October 24th
645 Main Street at 6PM / PS 217 Auditorium
Public Welcome / Open Meeting

Cornell Tech corporate co-location campus is open. Construction will be extended two additional years to complete the hotel and executive conference center building. RICC urges you to attend the Cornell Tech quarterly construction and community task force membership meeting tomorrow Tuesday, October 24th.

Please attend, voice concerns and stay engaged.

RICC's goal has been vigilance: making certain that Cornell fulfills its written and spoken promises, advocating for our community and sustaining communication with RIOC and stakeholders. In exchange for the 12.5 acres of land to build the Cornell Tech corporate campus on Roosevelt Island they made promises to the city and the community - your concerns matter.

RICC Board members (and RICC members!) continue to engage our elected officials, participate in tours of the corporate campus, and attend town halls to keep island concerns top of mind. We urge you to participate in quarterly Cornell Community and Construction Task Force Meetings.

Reminder, if you have concerns about Cornell Tech please contact community liaison Jane Swanson at Jane.Swanson@cornell.edu or (646) 220 1505 for immediate action. Jane Swanson's weekly community hours are Tuesday's 3-4 PM and Wednesday's 10-11 am at The Cafe on Cornell Tech's campus and she is available by appointment as needed.

Please email ricommunitycoalition@gmail.com to send any concerns you may have if you can not attend .

Friday, October 20, 2017

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend And Tram Platform Repair Project On Target To Be Finished By End Of 2017 Says RIOC President

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


to and from Manhattan this weekend.

Remember, only 1 Roosevelt Island Tram Cabin running now through the end of 2017 due to the Tram Platform Repair Project.

During October 19 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors meeting (full video web cast of meeting here), RIOC President Susan Rosenthal reported that the Tram Platform Repair project is on schedule to be completed by end of the year and next week work will switch



to the second cabin.

Sponsored Post - Check Out Roosevelt Island Gristedes Bonus Card Diamond Rewards Items For October 20 To November 2 - Weekly Sales & Specials Too


The Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket


Diamond Rewards customer loyalty program items for October 20 - November 2 are now available .
Examples of featured items purchased from October 20 - November 2 that earn you big points include

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Get Your IDNYC At Roosevelt Island Senior Center Carter Burden Network Pop Up Enrollment Site October 19 To 27, Check Out The Benefits & Discounts Available To New Yorkers

You can obtain an IDNYC card at the Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center Pop Up enrollment site starting today, October 19 thru October 27 from 9 AM - 4 PM.
According to the IDNYC web site:
8 Million New Yorkers.

1 Card For All Of Us!

IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are—New Yorkers. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.

IDNYC cardholders can access services and programs offered by the City as well as by businesses. IDNYC helps enhance public safety, by serving as a recognized ID for interacting with NYPD. It also helps New Yorkers gain access to all City buildings that provide services to the public and is accepted as a form of identification for accessing numerous City programs and services. IDNYC also provides a dynamic series of benefits to cardholders, including a free one-year membership at many of the City's leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.
Click here for a list of all the benefits and discounts available to holders of



IDNYC cards. Click here to start the IDNYC application.