Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Do Some Of Your Holiday Shopping At Roosevelt Island Senior Center Pop Up Market Saturday December 14 - Handmade Gifts, Holiday Decorations, Accessories, Beauty Products, International Foods & More

The Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center invites you to:

Do some of your holiday shopping this year at the annual Holiday Pop-up Market: Saturday December 14th from 9am-5pm here at the Senior Center! New items/crafts/made goods, international food.

Holiday Pop Up Market

Saturday, December 14, 2019

9 AM - 5 PM

Join us for our Third Annual Holiday Shopping Event.

Handmade gifts, Holiday Decorations and Crafts, Accessories, Beauty Products, International Food, Vendors Poinsettia and More

Raffles and 50/50

Roosevelt Island Senior Center
546 Main Street
Roosevelt Island NY 10044

Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Learn Marketing Skills From Seasoned Pros, Brainstorm Strategies To Take Cookie Business To Next Level And Earn Think Big Marketing Badge - Cookie Sale Begins December 13

Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop 3001 Leader Aiesha Eleusizov reports:

Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Learn Marketing Skills from Seasoned Professionals

Sandra Noonan, Chief Sustainability Officer from Just Salad and Nicole Grossberg of Nicole Grossberg Creative shared their expertise with Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop 3001 meeting last night.

Noonan and Grossberg talked about their careers in sustainability and marketing, introduced marketing concepts and ideas and brainstormed marketing strategies to help our budding entrepreneurs kick their cookie business up a notch! The girls are working on the Think Big marketing badge as well as preparing for this year's cookie sales, so the tips and advice will help these girls immediately!

As an added bonus, since both young women also lead Zero Waste NYC Workshop Series (including one held at Cornell Tech on November 14), Sandra and Nicole also educated the girls on the reality of how little plastic is actually recycled and inspired the girls to make a few simple changes in their life to reduce single use plastics in their life.

A very special thank you to Sandra and Nicole for inspiring our next generation of female leaders.

Cookie sales start Friday, December 13. Roosevelt Islanders get ready for our girls to practice their new marketing skills!
Here's video of Roosevelt Island Zero Waste Presentation given by Ms. Noonan and Ms Grossberg

Monday, December 9, 2019

Roosevelt Island Sportspark Pool Will Close For Renovation In Early 2020 - Improvements Include Upgrades To Pool Filtration, Lobby, Locker Rooms, HVAC, ADA Compliance & More

A Roosevelt Island resident and Sportspark Pool

user asks:
I ran into a neighbor who said Sportspark is closing in January for 6 months.... Do you know anything?
According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Phase 1 of Sportspark’s Renovation and Modernization Project will begin early 2020 and will focus on the pool wing of the facility. Improvements include a new HVAC system, new windows, interior renovations to meet ADA code, upgrades to the pool filtration system, lobby and locker room upgrades. These improvements will ensure that Sportspark remains an affordable, active and engaged resource to island residents.

As part of this renovation, the pool will be closed for public use. We did not accept any pool permit requests for the 2020 Spring and Summer seasons because we expect the pool to be closed for use through Fall 2020. A formal pool closure duration will be posted once the contractor is selected and a contract is executed. When it reopens, the pool will have new locker facilities, a modern dehumidification system, upgraded filtration system and new duct work that will allow staff greater control over the pool temperature and air quality.

As a reminder, RIOC has phased the work to minimize disruption of services to our patrons. During construction, the gymnasium and other west wing facilities will remain available for use. We appreciate your patience as we complete these necessary repairs.

We will provide the specific pool closure schedule later this month. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience during these necessary improvements.

RIOC President Says Citibike Is Coming To Roosevelt Island This Spring During Tree Lighting Remarks, Also Status Report On Roosevelt Island Construction And Renovation Projects

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal delivered a report on various construction projects and infrastructure renovations to the the crowd of residents at the Tree Lighting Ceremony last Friday night. Ms Rosenthal also told the crowd that Citibke docking stations will be here this spring but no further details as to how many docks or their location.

Here's Ms Rosenthal's report at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.

UPDATE 1:30 - Apparently nothing new in the Citibike remarks.

According to RIOC Public Information Officer Terrence McCauley:

No more details, ... She was just talking about earlier reports that we were still exploring the possibility. We’re still waiting to hear back from Citi Bike, so nothing is imminent. No change in status from the last time we talked about it. We’ll keep you posted.
And Ms Rosenthal adds:
... No decisions have been made on locations. We are awaiting their proposal based upon their analyses and experience.

Roosevelt Island Resident Arrested For Felony Assault Running Over Foot Of Public Safety Office Writing A Ticket - Also Red Bus Accident With Illegally Parked Car At Tram Station, Why Was Tram Red Bus Stop Moved Ask Residents?

The Roosevelt Island Pubic Safety Department (PSD) Incident Report listed an assault Saturday afternoon:

12/07/19 – 1654 – 555 Main Street – Assault – PSD/EMS/NYPD responded – PSD arrested subject.
I asked the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) for additional details.

According to RIOC Public Information Officer Terrence McCauley:
A PSD officer’s foot was run over in the act of writing a ticket. The officer is recuperating from a foot injury but is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect was arrested and charged with felony assault on a peace officer. Additional charges may be pending.
Mr McCauley adds that the driver was a Roosevelt Island resident living at 555 Main Street.

Also, the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports on what appears to be an accident involving the Red Bus and a vehicle at the Tram Station Friday evening.

RIOC repled via Twitter with more details as to what happened.

The Twitterverse followed up asking why the Tram Red Bus North stop was changed.

UPDATE 12:25:

UPDATE 3:05 PM - From RIOC:


UPDATE 12;25 Also, RIOC announced today:
Re-Introducing RIOC: Transportation – Shelton Haynes, RIOC’s Chief Operating Officer along with Cy Opperman and Joe Marino of RIOC’s Transportation Department will be speaking at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center about the tram, the Red Bus and other transportation matters concerning our senior community. For more information on the event, please click here and feel free to spread the word

Friday, December 6, 2019

Santa Claus Comes To Roosevelt Island And Counts Down Lighting Of Holiday/Christmas Tree Tonight - Santa Was A Little Late Because Of Bridge Traffic

Estimates of approximately 450 - 500 people attended this evening's Roosevelt Island Holiday/Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Rivercross lawn. It was a wonderful evening.

Here's a small sammple - the arrival of Santa Claus and counting down to the Tree Lighting starting.

Click on the full screen icon at bottom right of video for better view.

More to come.