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Monday, November 19, 2018

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Senior Center And Disabled Association (RIDA) Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday November 22 - Volunteers Needed To Help Serve, Clean Up and Deliver Meals To Homebound

The Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center together with the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) are hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, November 22 from 1-3 PM (546 Main Street).


According to RIDA President Wendy Hersh:
RIDA's annual Thanksgiving dinner for those individuals with disabilities  and seniors living on Roosevelt Island that have no where to go will be on Thursday from 1-3pm at the Senior center. We will be collaborating with Carter Burden Senior Center. Please let people who are interested in coming to our Thanksgiving Dinner know to sign up with Yulissa at the Senior Center santanay@carterburdennetwork.org in advance so we have an approximate head count

We could use volunteers
2016 RIDA Thanksgiving Dinner Volunteers

to help serve or clean up too.


Yulisa Santana of the Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center adds:
The senior center is looking for volunteers to help deliver the Holiday meals to our homebound seniors Wednesday, November 21, 2018 from 12- 1:30 p.m. If you would like to volunteer, please let me know.
Contact Ms.Santana here.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Roosevelt Island Goldwater Hospital Resident Returns To Site Of Demolished Hospital Now Cornell Tech Campus - Shares Memories Of Life In Open Doors Video, Var's Goldwater Experience

The Open Doors program at Roosevelt Island's Coler Hospital:

... supports the creativity and leadership of people who have been harmed by street violence and live in a long-term care facility. Through storytelling, poetry, hip-hop and more, OPEN DOORS members inspire action for safer, more just communities...

An example of the creativity inspired by the Open Doors program is this:
Video by OPEN DOORS member Andres "Jay" Molina, chronicling fellow OPEN DOORS member LeVar "Var" Lawrence's memories of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island.


Also, a profile of Open Doors Filmmaker Andres "Jay" Molina:



Take a look at November 2013 final day
of Goldwater Hospital and July 2013 video of patients expressing their fears and concerns of Goldwater being shut down.

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.

UPDATE 3:30 PM:

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: