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Monday, September 18, 2017

Roosevelt Island Ferry Service On Astoria Route Suspended 9:15 AM - 3:40 PM Tuesday, September 19 Due To United Nations General Assembly

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Due to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, service on the Astoria Ferry route will be Suspended between the hours of 9:15 am and 3:40 pm. Astoria service will be restored as of 3:40 pm from pier 11 and 4:05 pm from Astoria

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Image From NYC Ferry

Wow - Check Out NASA Space Station Photo Of NYC Waterfront And Teeny Tiny Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island looks so tiny from the International Space Station.

The Waterfront Alliance tweets:

NYPD Arrests Man With Semi-Automatic Handgun On Board F Train At Roosevelt Island Subway Station This Morning

A Roosevelt Island tipster reported at about 7 AM this morning:

My husband was just at the subway and said the following: 5 police cars near subway. About 12 cops around one guy, cuffing him, near bench outside subway entrance.
According to the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:
In response to my inquiry, a NYPD spokesperson replied:
On Monday, September 18, 2017 at approximately 0614 hours there is a report for menacing. At the 169 Street Subway along the “F” line a 36 year-old male had a verbal dispute with a 27 year-old male suspect over seating inside of a subway car. The suspect pointed a semiautomatic handgun at the victim. The suspect was arrested at the Roosevelt Island Subway Station on board a southbound “F” train. The suspect was taken into custody and an unloaded firearm was recovered.



Criminal Possession of a Weapon

The Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department Daily Report described the incident as follows:
9/18/17 – 0632 – 400 Main St. – Suspicious Activity – PSD/NYPD responded. NYPD arrested subject.

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You're Invited To Roosevelt Island NYC Council Member Ben Kallos District Town Hall Tuesday September 19 - Agenda Includes Free Pre-Kindergarten, Sanctuary Cities Services, Fire Safety, MTA Bus Service & More

Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos is hosting his annual 5th District Town Hall September 19 at Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 East 67 Street. According to Council Member Kallos:

Please join me tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19 at 6 pm at our Annual Town Hall. The Town Hall is an opportunity for residents to hear from and ask questions of agencies that make our City run.

Town Hall with Free Reusable Bags
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6PM
Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 East 67th Street

Child care available upon request.
RSVP to reserve your free reusable bag at

This year the agencies in attendance will be:
  • New York City Parks Department - East River Esplanade Construction
  • New York City Fire Department - Fire Safety and Free Smoke Detectors
  • New York City Department of Education - Free Pre-Kindergarten
  • Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs - Sanctuary City Services
Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Bus Service

During the blackout period for the General Election on November 7 we are allowed to send information on certain events. As always, newsletters and events are available on and you can get daily updates by social media at and
I spoke with Mr. Kallos about Roosevelt Island transportation issues following the August 29 inaugural Roosevelt Island Ferry ride. Here's what he had to say.

Mr. Kallos won the September 12 Democratic Party primary for re-election to NYC Council representing the 5th District.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3D Scan Photos Of Roosevelt Island Tram & 4 Freedoms Park FDR Head - Play Around With The Images, It's Fun

Very interesting photos of Roosevelt Island Tram and Four Freedoms Park FDR Head. According to Alban:

... I took the Roosevelt Island Tramway for the first time, great trip offering a great view over Manhattan and Brooklyn.

This Tramway was made by Poma, a French company :)

The scan isn’t great because I only had a 180° angle to shot it; and only from under. Pretty happy with how it turned out. About 35 pics processed on Recap360.
The sculpture is embedded in a square concrete sculpture so I wasn’t able to get the back. Still a decent result for only 29 pictures facing the sun. Processed with Recap 360
Play around with the images. It's fun.