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Friday, November 16, 2018

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:

You're Invited To Serendipity 3 Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Holiday Event Saturday November 17 - Enjoy Tasty Eats, Sweets & Frozen Treats

The Roosevelt Island Senior Association (RISA) invites you to join them in a Serendipity 3 Holiday Event Saturday November 17. According to RISA President Barbara Parker:

Hi Everyone,

A Serendipity Holiday Event

Join us as we celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a bit of nostalgia

Enjoy some great eats, beverages and indulge in a few sweet treats!

Guest Appearance From Joe Calderone,

Saturday, November 17th - 3:00pm - 7:30pm

546 Main Street Community Center

Fee: Members $10 - Non-Members $15

RSVP: riseniorsa@gmail.com or web: risaonline.org

Watch Serendipity 3's Joe Calderone make their famous Frozen Hot Chocolate.



Yum, Yum, Yum!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's Getting Cold, Roosevelt Island Winter Coat Drive Now Thru December 28 - Please Drop Off A Gently Used Winter Coat At RIOC Public Safety Department

The weather is starting to get cold and winter is coming soon. Snow is expected tomorrow.

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

The Public Safety Department is hosting its annual NY Cares Coat Drive. This program has brought warmth to many needy families during our frigid winters and it is with this thought in mind that we ask the Roosevelt Island Community to step up to the plate once again by dropping off a gently used winter coat.

Donated coats will be accepted at the Public Safety Department
550 Main Street
24 Hours a day.
Now until December 28th

We thank you and your family for your continued generosity.

Have a wonderful holiday season.


For more information, please call 212-832-4545

Roosevelt Island Stop N Swap Free Community Reuse Event Sunday November 18 - Bring Items You No Longer Need To Give Away, Take Something New Home With You

Home grown Roosevelt Island organization iDig2Learn tweets


Grow NYC adds:
New Yorkers eager to trade in their summer styles for some like- new fall fashions are in luck. Stop ‘N’ Swap®, a free community reuse event organized by the local non- profit GrowNYC, is coming to Roosevelt Island for the very first time, in partnership with iDig2Learn and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.

The public is invited to bring clean, portable, reusable items to share with those who can use them. No one is required to bring something to take something — you can simply show up with a bag and see what’s free for the taking.
  • WHAT: Free Stop ‘N’ Swap Community Reuse Event
  • WHEN: Sunday, November 18, 12pm-3pm
  • WHERE: Manhattan Park Theater Club, 8 River Rd, Roosevelt Island
“The average NYC household discards about 2,000 pounds of waste a year. By reusing through events like Stop ‘N’ Swap, NYC residents can take part in diverting over 40 million pounds of material a year from the landfill,” said Marcel Van Ooyen, GrowNYC President and CEO. The organization has set a goal of hosting one swap in each of the city’s 59 community districts each year in response to increasing demand for the events.

iDig2Learn's founder, Christina Delfico said, "It's perfect timing before the holidays to find a gift or something you need, whether it's clothing, toys or household items. Even packaged food is welcome, and we’re excited to announce that Gristedes Supermarket will be donating dry goods to the event.”

"Providing the community with access to free goods is exactly the type of event we are happy to support," said Susan Rosenthal, CEO and President of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. “Many of us have good quality items that we no longer have a use for, and there is no better way than a free community swap to find a new home for them.”

Girl Scout Troop 3233 will also be at the Roosevelt Island Swap, helping share ideas with New Yorkers about reuse and its value. “I’m proud to see these Girl Scouts taking action to make the world a better place by working to use resources wisely, and reuse items rather than buy new ones,” said Meridith Maskara, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York.

Anything leftover at the end of the day is donated or recycled. Furniture and other large items are not accepted at the swap.



Learn more at GrowNYC.org/swap.