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Friday, November 16, 2018

Roosevelt Island Farmers Market Returning To Motorgate Plaza Under Helix Starting November 24 For Winter - Will Return To Good Shepherd Plaza In Spring

The Roosevelt Island Farmers Market made a very successful move to Good Shepherd Plaza last Spring.

But, be advised that the Roosevelt Island Farmers Market is moving temporarily back to it's former location under the Motorgate Plaza Helix for the cold winter months starting Saturday November 24.


and will return to the Good Shepherd Plaza March 9.


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
The weekly Roosevelt Island Farmer’s Market, administered by the Parent Teacher Association of PS/IS 217, is going back home this winter.

The Saturday market - which offers fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, baked goods and other specialty products - is moving back to its former location under the Helix road ramp from its current location at Good Shepherd Plaza beginning November 24 through Saturday March 9, 2019.

The enclosed space under the Helix can be heated and is expected to keep both vendors and customers comfortable while selling and buying goods.
Not sure what RIOC means by administered by the PTA. My understanding is that the PTA does not do anything for the Market other than collect fees from vendors.

Roosevelt Island Weekend Transportation - Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend, Both Tram Cabins At Full Capacity And NYC Ferry New Winter RI Service Schedule

Good news for this weekend.

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



to and from Manhattan this weekend. That's two weekends in a row.

Also:

... STATION ENHANCEMENTS | Until December 2018 57 St F Station is closed...
Both Tram Cabins operating at full capacity.

There is Roosevelt Island ferry service on the Astoria Route. Here's the new Winter Schedule for Roosevelt Island ferry service.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

RIOC Says Snow Conditions Tonight Make Driving Up And Down Roosevelt Island Motorgate Helix Ramp Difficult - Sanitation Department Plowing And Salting, Be Careful


According to this Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) advisory this afternoon:
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS VEHICLES ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY DRIVING UP AND DOWN THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND HELIX RAMP. THE NYC SANITATION DEPARTMENT IS ON SCENE ATTEMPTING TO PLOW AND LAY DOWN SALT TO CORRECT THE CONDITION AND ALLOW FOR SAFE PASSAGE BY MOTORISTS. AN UPDATE ADVISORY WILL BE SENT OUT ONCE TRAFFIC HAS RESUMED ITS NORMAL FLOW. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING IN THESE CONDITIONS.
UPDATE 5:50 PM - From RIOC:
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT AFTER A BRIEF WEATHER-INDUCED DELAY TRAFFIC ON THE ROOSEVELT ISLAND BRIDGE AND THE HELIX RAMP HAS RESUMED ITS NORMAL FLOW. THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF SANITATION AS WELL AS RIOC EMERGENCY VEHICLES WILL BE PLOWING/SALTING THROUGHOUT THE EVENING. PLEASE EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING IN THESE CONDITIONS.

RIOC Hosts Walk And Talk About $14 Million Roosevelt Island Bike Ramp And Promenade Lane Last Saturday With Residents - Here's What Happened

Last Saturday November 10, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) hosted a Walk and Talk at the Motorgate Atrium


about the proposed $14 million Roosevelt Island Bike Ramp and

 Image Of Roosevelt Island Motorgate Helix From Above Via Google Maps

Promenade Lane project.


RIOC Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson reports:

You're Invited To Serendipity 3 Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Holiday Event Saturday November 17 - Enjoy Tasty Eats, Sweets & Frozen Treats

The Roosevelt Island Senior Association (RISA) invites you to join them in a Serendipity 3 Holiday Event Saturday November 17. According to RISA President Barbara Parker:

Hi Everyone,

A Serendipity Holiday Event

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a bit of nostalgia

Enjoy some great eats, beverages and indulge in a few sweet treats!

Guest Appearance From Joe Calderone,

Saturday, November 17th - 3:00pm - 7:30pm

546 Main Street Community Center

Fee: Members $10 - Non-Members $15

RSVP: riseniorsa@gmail.com or web: risaonline.org

Watch Serendipity 3's Joe Calderone make their famous Frozen Hot Chocolate.



Yum, Yum, Yum!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's Getting Cold, Roosevelt Island Winter Coat Drive Now Thru December 28 - Please Drop Off A Gently Used Winter Coat At RIOC Public Safety Department

The weather is starting to get cold and winter is coming soon. Snow is expected tomorrow.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Department:

The Public Safety Department is hosting its annual NY Cares Coat Drive. This program has brought warmth to many needy families during our frigid winters and it is with this thought in mind that we ask the Roosevelt Island Community to step up to the plate once again by dropping off a gently used winter coat.

Donated coats will be accepted at the Public Safety Department
550 Main Street
24 Hours a day.
Now until December 28th

We thank you and your family for your continued generosity.

Have a wonderful holiday season.


For more information, please call 212-832-4545