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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Beautiful View Of Long Island City Candela Flickering Flame Video Art Project Seen Across East River Waterfront From Roosevelt Island - And A Countdown Clock Too

Have you noticed what looks like a brightly lit candle flame flicker across the East River from Roosevelt Island in Long Island City and wonder what it was?

Image Courtesy of Plaxall

The Flickering Candle is a video projection art project by artist Andrew Ratcliff which he named Candela. Mr. Ratcliff shares these images and reports:

You're Invited To Community Board 8 Roosevelt Island Committee Meeting 6:30 PM Wednesday September 27 At Good Shepherd Community Center - Guest Speaker RIOC President Susan Rosenthal

Image From CB8M

Manhattan Community Board 8 (CB8M):
... represents the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Roosevelt Island. CB8M is comprised of 50 volunteer members who serve as advocates and service coordinators for the community and its residents, as well as help citizens resolve municipal service delivery complaints.

Image From CB8M

According the Manhattan Community Board 8 Roosevelt Island Committee:

More info on CB8M available at their web site.

Monday, September 25, 2017

British Rocker Jay Aston From Gene Loves Jezebel Hanging Out On Roosevelt Island During NY Stay - Flying The Beautiful Tram

Roosevelt Island resident Katherine Taylor reports:

Thought Roosevelt Islanders might be interested in this – a friend of mine, Jay Aston, is the singer of an internationally known British rock band named Gene Loves Jezebel. He is staying with me here on Roosevelt Island this month, and he has set a new Gene Loves Jezebel song to a video he took from the Roosevelt Island tram and put it up for fans to see.

It turned out great!

A little musical PR for our island…
Here's the Roosevelt Island Tram evening ride video with music from Gene Loves Jezebel new album, Dance Underwater.



Jay Aston will be playing a NYC gig Wednesday September 27 at Berlin.
Asked what does he think of Roosevelt Island,Jay Aston replied:
It will feature in one of my songs. One day

I was talking to a very old friend of mine, a native New Yorker the other day & he was stunned to hear that Roosevelt Island was inhabited! With Cornell Tech arriving, I don’t think it’ll be a secret for too much longer.

A real refuge from & yet, very much a part of this grand city.

A magical place. It has ghosts..
More on Gene Loves Jezebel:

Columbia U Occupational Therapy Students Falls Prevention Presentation At Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center September 27, Trip To Bronx Museum Of Art September 29 & Senior Center Of Week Too

Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center Program Outreach Director Samantha Romero reports:
WEDNESDAY, 9/27:

Falls Prevention Week is the last week of September! Join students from Columbia University for a Falls Prevention Event! Students will be showing a presentation on falls & doing screenings. This event will be held from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
FRIDAY, 9/29:

We will be headed on another field trip today! Please join us on a trip to the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Transportation will be provided for free by Carter Burden Network via the CBN Van. We will depart RISC at 12:00PM & return by 4:00PM. Please see Samantha to sign up!

Lisa Fernandez is the Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center Director.
More information on the Carter Burden Network and the Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center available at it's web site.

Roosevelt Island Emergency Preparedness Fair Yesterday - Tips & Resources From NYC Office Of Emergency Management, NYPD, FDNY, Red Cross, NYC Medical Reserve Corp And RIOC PSD

The NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) sponsored NYC Runs Roosevelt Island Squirrel Stampede 5&10K race on Roosevelt Island yesterday.

According to NYC OEM:
... It’s National Preparedness Month, and the New York City Emergency Management Department is helping Roosevelt Islanders prepare with a preparedness fair and marathon on Sunday, September 24th....
And:
...The preparedness fair will feature tips and information about preparing for hurricanes, how to make an emergency plan, how to pack a Go Bag, and more.

National Preparedness Month is a month-long, nationwide campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to promote emergency preparedness and encourage volunteerism. Each September, the NYC Emergency Management Department organizes activities throughout the city and distributes information, host demonstrations, and leads preparedness presentations....
The NYC OEM Roosevelt Island Preparedness Fair set up tents on Firefighters Field


and organizations provided tips and resources for you to prepare for an emergency.

The NYC OEM (including Roosevelt Island CERT member Frank Farance pictured at right) provided info on being prepared for an emergency and showed their new Get Notified app,


The NYPD had info on civilian jobs opportunities.


The FDNY instructed on Smart Safety tips.


Red Cross on preparing for emergencies.


NYC Medical Reserve Corp, (including two Roosevelt Island residents) volunteers described their mission and


our very own Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department had preparedness info as well.


The NYC OEM will be having a Roosevelt Island Emergency Preparedness Town Hall in October - the date to be announced.

SPONSORED POST - Roosevelt Island Urgent Care Medical Facility, Just Walk In At 520 Main Street 7 Days A Week For Your Medical Needs

According to Roosevelt Island Urgent Care (RIUC):

Our Roosevelt Island facility is  located at 520 Main Street.

The medical needs of this 2 mile long historic island on the East River is a perfect landscape for our services.

RIUC is the first health care facility on the Island. Currently local residents must travel to either Manhattan or Astoria, for treatment—a trip that requires the use of a tram, subway, bus or car. Our facility in essence created a full-service medical center for a growing population of 15,000. RIUC is here to serve your needs.

These needs will increase in the near future with the addition of new multi-family developments and the new Cornell NYC Tech campus, which is under construction and due to open this year. The University is relying on our center to tend to the medical needs of the students and faculty. Roosevelt Island Urgent Care is also well positioned to provide services to the many construction workers who are on the Island during the next few years.

Other amenities include:
  • Hot and cold complimentary beverage center
  • Charging station
  • Flat screen TV in waiting room as well as every exam room
  • Childrens play area
  • And much more!