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Friday, August 23, 2019

Solutions To End Gun Violence The Topic Of Coffee And Conversation Hosted By Roosevelt Island Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney With Moms Demand Action NY At Cornell Tech Cafe Sunday August 25 - You're Invited To Participate

Roosevelt Island's Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is hosting a Coffee and Conversation about solutions to end gun violence together with Moms Demand Action NY at the Cornell Tech Cafe on Sunday August 25 from 1-2:30 PM

Ms Maloney spoke at a Gun Safety rally last Sunday August 18.

According to Congresswoman Maloney's Gun Safety Issue web page:
Gun violence continues to plague communities across the country. Too many Americans are gunned down in cities and towns every day and mass shootings like those at Sandy Hook, Pulse Nightclub, Charleston, Las Vegas, and Sutherland Springs are all too common. These horrifying incidents serve as reminders that Congress needs to fight for common sense policies to make Americans safer.

Congresswoman Maloney has long supported sensible gun safety reforms, starting with support of The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, named for President Reagan’s press secretary, Jim Brady, who suffered grievous injuries in the assassination attempt on the President. That law provides for background checks for most handgun purchases, and has stopped thousands of dangerous individuals from buying firearms.

Since that historic act, Congresswoman Maloney has pushed several key bills to crack down on gun violence by making gun trafficking illegal, allowing federal public health agencies to conduct research into gun safety, close the gun show loophole, and support innovative “smart gun” technology. She has also cosponsored legislation to require universal background checks, limit the number of rounds within magazine clips, and renew the expired assault weapons ban.....
In addition to Roosevelt Island,  Ms Maloney's 12 Congressional District includes Manhattan's Upper East Side, Astoria, Long Island City and Woodside in Queens and Greenpoint Brooklyn.

More info

on Moms Demand Action at their web site.

Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - No Roosevelt Island F Train Service To Manhattan This Weekend, Watch Video Of MTA Rep Talking Roosevelt Island Subway Service

There is no Roosevelt Island F Train service to Manhattan this weekend.

According to the MTA:
... TRACK MAINTENANCE Aug 23 - 26, Fri 9:45 PM to Mon 5 AM Coney Island-bound F trains run via the E from Roosevelt Av, Queens to 5 Av/53 St, Manhattan

Trains resume regular service at 47-50 Sts.

No Coney Island-bound F service at 21 St-Queensbridge, Roosevelt Island, Lexington Av/63 St and 57 St.

Travel Alternatives:
For service to these stations, take the F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.

For service from 21 St-Queensbridge and Roosevelt Island, take the F to Roosevelt Av and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F ....
Both Roosevelt Island Tram cabins are operating and here's the NYC Ferry 2019 Ferry Summer Schedule. 

During June 13 Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting organized by Council Member Ben Kallos, MTA representative Markus Book spoke about Roosevelt Island F Train subway service. Watch the full MTA Roosevelt Island presentation below.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Father & Son Leave Bikes Unattended And Unsecured Outside Roosevelt Island Jupioca To Get A Drink - 3 Male Youths Steal Their Bikes

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

08/20/19 – 2044 - 455 Main St – Grand Larceny – PSD responded – Referred to NYPD.

I asked for more details. A RIOC spokesperson replied:
Be advised that a male and his son left their bikes unattended in front of 455 Main Street, while they went into get something to drink from Jupioca and when they came out a female advised them that she believed three male youths had taken the bike that was laying there. The bikes were not secured. Victim advised that he would go to NYPD on his own to file a rpt. As per the victim, the bike is valued at $1500.

PSD conducted an Island wide search for the bike with negative results.
Make sure you lock up your bicycle when unattended.

Final Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Of The Season - Clueless Showing At Southpoint Park Friday August 23, Enjoy The Movie And Fantastic East River Waterfront View

The Roosevelt Island Southpoint Park

2019 Outdoor Summer Movie Series

concludes this weekend with the showing of Clueless on Friday August 23.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Clueless' will be shown at Southpoint Park this Friday, 8/23. Music, trivia, food & fun start at 7 PM. Movie begins at sunset, weather permitting. Admission is free. Come join us for the last movie of the season!
For the last time this summer, enjoy the movie, East River waterfront view and have fun.

UPDATE 8/23, 12 PM - According to RIOC:
Unfortunately, tonight's Summer Movie Series showing of Clueless must be postponed due to field conditions following recent rain storms. The movie will be shown next Friday, August 30th.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Rainbow Over NYC East River Waterfront And Long Island City Seen From Roosevelt Island This Evening After Rain Storm

Did you see the Roosevelt Island rainbow this evening after the rain storm?

Here's another view. Click on full screen icon at bottom right of video for better view.

Roosevelt Island Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Production Of A Christmas Carol, The Musical Auditions Taking Place Saturday August 24 - Adults, Teen & Children Welcome To Audition

Yes, we're in the dog days of an August Summer but if you're a performer, or want to be, it's time for the Roosevelt Island Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) auditions for roles in A Christmas Carol.

According to the MST&DA:

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Adult* Musical Theatre Studio Class Production of

By Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens, and Mike Ockrent
​Directed by Jacqueline Lucid

Show dates: December 13, 14, 19, 20 2019

*Teens & children** welcome to audition as well!

When: Saturday, August 24 from 10am - 2pm (there will be a lunch break). Registration required.
Where: The Howe Theatre @ MST&DA, The Cultural Center 548 Main St. Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Cost: There is a $50 audition deposit required to audition. The fee will be applied towards the production fee of $475. Visit this link -  to register.

After registering, please review and look over all audition materials to the right on this page. Auditions will start at 10am promptly and end at 2pm. There will be a break for lunch. Be sure to bring your required "Audition Form" with you (the top form to the right on this page).

Scholarship and Work-study opportunities are available. Visit this link - to apply.

Question or conflict with the audition date? Email us at So that we can make other arrangements.
More info on the MST&DA available at their web site and Facebook page.