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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spider Man Returns to Roosevelt Island - Spotted Climbing Roosevelt Island Bridge Last Week

Spider Man seems to like Roosevelt Island, he was spotted last year near the subway station

and taking care of some personal business.
But, Spider Man will always be remembered for saving Roosevelt Island Tram Riders

from the Green Goblin.

Sponsored Post - NYC Emergency Management Department Wants You To Know Your Hurricane Zone, Be Ready And Be Prepared - Roosevelt Island Is Zone 2 & 3

The New York City Emergency Management Department wants you to be prepared and Know Your Hurricane Evacuation Zone.

According to the NYC Emergency Management Department:
To mark the beginning of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the New York City Emergency Management Department ...  launched a new phase of the Know Your Zone hurricane awareness campaign to encourage New Yorkers to find out whether they live in one of the city’s six hurricane evacuation zones. Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. The 2018 Know Your Zone campaign includes new video public service announcements (PSAs) demonstrating that New Yorkers have the power to prepare for hurricanes by knowing the hazards they may face, having a plan, and staying informed.

“Start preparing for hurricane season now so you’ll be ready long before a hurricane threatens New York City,” said New York City Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito. “Find out whether you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and make an emergency plan with your family by visiting or calling 311."

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its 2018 Atlantic hurricane season outlook with forecasters predicting a near or above-normal season. NOAA’s forecasters predict a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74+ mph), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5; winds of 111+ mph).

To help raise awareness of hurricane season, Know Your Zone advertisements will be displayed on bus shelters and Link NYC kiosks and will run in newspapers throughout the five boroughs beginning in June. Through the Know Your Zone campaign, NYC Emergency Management aims to reach the roughly three million New Yorkers living within the city’s hurricane evacuation zones. Areas of the city subject to storm surge flooding are divided into six evacuation zones (1 through 6) based on risk of storm surge flooding. The City may order residents to evacuate depending on a hurricane’s track and projected storm surge.

New Yorkers should take key steps to prepare for the start of hurricane season
  • Know your zone – Find out whether you live in one of the city’s six hurricane evacuation zones. Use the Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder at or call 311 (212-639-9675 for Video Relay Service, or TTY: 212-504-4115) to find out if your address is located in an evacuation zone. If you live in an evacuation zone, have a plan for where you will go if an evacuation order is issued for your area.
  • Know what to do – Make a plan so you know what to do, how to find each other, and how to communicate if a hurricane strikes. Use the Ready New York: My Emergency Plan at, or use the Ready NYC mobile application, available for smartphones and tablets.
  • Stay informed – Sign up for Notify NYC to receive free emergency notifications and updates via email, phone, SMS/text, or Twitter. Messages are also available in American Sign Language (ASL). Get the free mobile application, visit, call 311, or follow @NotifyNYC on Twitter.
Roosevelt Island is located in Hurricane Zones 2

Image From NYC OEM

and 3.

Image From NYC OEM

Most of Roosevelt Island,

Image From NYC OEM

including all of the residential buildings and Cornell Tech campus, are located in Zone 3.

Coler Hospital,

Image From NYC OEM

Lighthouse and FDR Four Freedoms Park are located in Zone 2.

Be Ready

and Prepared.
During September 20 Roosevelt Island Emergency Preparedness Town Hall Meeting, NYC Emergency Management Senior Outreach Coordinator Ed Powell described the  Agency's role in coordinating all types of NYC emergency situation responses.

More video from the September 20 Roosevelt Island Emergency Preparedness Town Hall will be posted soon.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Cornell Tech Starting Series Of Roosevelt Island Community Conversations With Faculty Members - Learn About Computer Vision, Machine Learning And Augmented Reality With Prof Serge Belongie Tuesday September 25, More To Come

Cornell Tech is starting a series of Roosevelt Island community conversations with  members of their faculty beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25, with Professor Serge Belongie.

You're invited.

According to Cornell Tech:

Community Conversations with Cornell Tech Faculty

Professor Belongie will talk about his research group's work in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality at Cornell Tech. He will also take questions from the audience.

  • Oct. 17th: Prof. Nicola Dell
  • Nov. 29th: Prof. Mor Naaman
  • Dec. 11th: Prof. James Grimmelmann
These events are free and open to the public.

To Register use link:

Or call 646-971-3744 and leave your name and phone number. (RSVP not required but will make access to the building easier)

Professor Belongie explains computer vision in video below.

During the August 16 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Construction & Community Task Force meeting.

Cornell Tech Assistant Director of Community & Government Relations Jane Swanson described the upcoming series of community conversation with Cornell Tech Faculty and Roosevelt Island residents.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Roosevelt Island Hope Church Hosting Back To School Carnival Sunday September 23 At Good Shepherd Plaza - You're Invited

Roosevelt Island Hope Church is hosting a Back To School Carnival and all members of the Roosevelt Island community are invited to attend.

According to Roosevelt Island Hope Church Pastor Dan Sadlier:
Parents and Guardians,

Last year we were able to host a carnival on the Island called Family Fest. This year we want to do much of the same as we celebrate the new school year here on the island.

Join us for carnival games, face painting, a dunk tank, water balloon wars, cotton candy, food prizes and so much more! In addition this round we are raising awareness and support for Roosevelt Island's "Child School".

There will be many free activities for parents and children, with additional games and more at a low cost. CLICK HERE. There will also be additional activity tickets sold on the day of the event. We look forward to celebrating the Back To School season with you.

Please let us know you are coming ON FACEBOOK.

When: Sunday September 23rd immediately following our 11:30AM service

What: Back to School Carnival - carnival games, water balloon fight, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, FREE FOOD, dunk tank and raffles - in support of after school programming at "The Child School and Legacy High School"

Who: Hope Church is hosting the event

Where: Good Shepherd Plaza (543 Main Street)

Tickets: There will be plenty of FREE events but we will be selling games and snacks tickets to help raise funds for the Child’s School.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sponsored Post - Register Now For Roosevelt Island's Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance Fall 2018 Theatre, Dance & Fitness Classes - Programs Available For Adults, Teens & Children

Are you interested in taking a theater, dance or fitness class on Roosevelt Island for yourself, spouse, friend or child? If your answer is yes, make sure to hurry up and get registered for the Fall 2018 Roosevelt Island Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) season.

MST&DA invites you to register for their 2018 Fall Classes in:

Classes are available for all ages (children, teens and adults) and scholarships are available too.

Below is MST&DA 2018 Fall Tentative Schedule of Classes.

Here's how you get to the MST&DA.

More info on MST&DA available at their web site, email address and phone 212 371-4449.

Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - F Train Service To And From Manhattan, F Rerouted In Manhattan,1 And A Half Tram Cabins Operating And NYC Ferry New Fall RI Service Schedule

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

to and from Manhattan this weekend. 


... TRACK REPLACEMENT | 9:30 PM Fri, Sep 21 to 5 AM Mon, Sep 24 F Service is rerouted in Manhattan and Brooklyn

No F service at 57 St, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, 23 St, 14 St, W 4 St, B'way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St/Essex St, East Broadway, and York St.

F Service runs between Jamaica-179 St and Lexington Av-63 St, and via the Q express to/from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr... 
STATION ENHANCEMENTS | Until December 2018 57 St F Station is closed
Both Roosevelt Island Tram Cabins are in operation but the North Cabin is working at half capacity because of a malfunctioning gear box that is waiting for replacement.
There is Roosevelt Island ferry service on the Astoria Route. Here's the new Fall Schedule for Roosevelt Island ferry service.

UPDATE 12 PM - The Tram cabins are both running at full capacity.