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Friday, September 22, 2017

New Yorkers Helping Puerto Rico Devastated By Hurricane Maria - Roosevelt Island Donations Being Taken At Saturday's Farmers Market Tomorrow

New Yorkers are helping provide disaster relief to Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.



Roosevelt Island residents can help out with donations of needed items at the Farmers Market tomorrow.


According to Help Now NYC:
Donation Relief

Making a financial contribution to a volunteer agency involved in disaster relief is the best way of helping people in need after a disaster.

Donate cash to The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Donations are being accepted for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria.

Currently, the City encourages donation of items that are critically needed for recovery. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm. Below is a list of items New York City is collecting to send to those affected by Hurricane Maria:

Diapers
Baby food
Batteries
First aid supplies
Feminine hygiene products

Please note the City is only collecting the items listed above. All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain any liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. Wet wipes will also not be accepted. Any other items will be kindly returned....


Donations are also needed for the victims of the Mexico earthquake.

Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend, E Train Too But No Tram Elevator Or Chairlift Working - Red Bus Shuttle To Manhattan Running

According to the MTA, there will be Roosevelt Island F Train service
 


to and from Manhattan this weekend. Also, there will be E Train Roosevelt Island train service to and from Manhattan as well:
E Trains run via the F in both directions between W 4 St and 21 St-Queensbridge
But, there will be no Roosevelt Island Tram elevator or chair lift working this weekend.


According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Due to the ongoing Tram platform renovation project, the Tram Elevator and Chairlift on the Manhattan Platform will be temporarily out of service on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. During this time, RIOC’s Transportation Department will provide shuttle bus service to Manhattan and R.I. departing from the Southwest side of 2nd Ave between 58th & 59th Street. Shuttles will leave on the hour from Roosevelt Island and on the half hour from Manhattan beginning at 11 AM. The last shuttle bus will depart from Manhattan at 7:30 PM.

Tram Elevator and Chairlift access on the Manhattan Platform will resume on Monday, September 25th.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
During the September 7 RIOC Board of Directors meeting (full video web cast of meeting here), RIOC President Susan Rosenthal reported on the Tram elevator and chair lift being out of service



this weekend.

Sponsored Post - Check Out Roosevelt Island Gristedes Bonus Card Diamond Rewards Items For September 22 To October 5- Weekly Sales & Specials Too


The Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket


Diamond Rewards customer loyalty program items for September 22 - October 5 are now available .
Examples of featured items purchased from September 22 - October 5 that earn you big points include
  • Mario Batali Pasta Sauce earn 100 points,
  • Nathan's Franks earn 80 points,
  • Lactaid Lactose Free Milk  earn 50 points,
  • Kellosg's Fruit Snacks earn 25 points and
  • many more shown in flyer below.
According to Gristedes:
Start Earning Points Today

Join the Diamond Rewards loyalty program today! Get exclusive offers and earn points on hundreds of items! Get $5 Coupons for every 500 points earned, redeemable on next order.

Look for the Diamond Rewards label on the shelf or the product
If you have a Gristedes Bonus Savings Card and provided your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Diamond Loyalty Program.

You can sign up for a Gristedes Bonus Savings Card online or in store - just make sure you give your email address and whether you are a new or existing Bonus Savings Club member, in order to be eligible for the Diamond Rewards Loyalty program.

Also, Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket invites you to check out their:
  • Groceries, 
  • Organic & Gourmet, 
  • Snacks
  • Meat, 
  • Fresh Produce, 
  • Seafood, 
  • Frozen, 
  • Deli &;
  • Fresh Bakery
Department Offerings for September 22 - September 28

and shop at Gristedes for these September 22 - September 28 Specials.


Don't forget the 10% Roosevelt Island Seniors Discount on Tuesday and Wednesday and Sign Up for the Gristedes Diamond Loyalty Rewards Program.

More Gristedes Supermarket information available at their web site, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association Flea Market Saturday, September 23 At Church Plaza, Final Market For Year - Come Browse, See Bargains & Buy

Wendy Hersh reports:

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) Flea Market 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, September 23, at the Good Shepherd Church Plaza. It's the final Market of the year.

Come browse & see the great bargains.

For more information, please email.

You can also contact Pilar or Lisa at the RI Senior Center Carter Burden Network (546 Main Street)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gorgeous Photo Of East River Waterfront & NYC Skyline Sunset On Last Night Of Summer Seen From Roosevelt Island

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:

UPDATE 11:30 PM - Also, Earth Wind & Fire Day coming to a close.

Roosevelt Island Retail Update -Riverwalk Swan Nail Salon Closes Shop, BubbleCool Tea & Music Together Opening In The Coming Weeks Say Hudson Companies

The Roosevelt Island Swan Salon Hair and Nail shop in the Riverwalk Southtown complex went out of business today and closed up shop.


According to this sign posted on the store window, the Swan Salon closed because of personal reasons.


I asked the landlord of the space, Hudson Related, if a replacement tenant has been found yet. According to a Hudson Companies spokesperson:
New Swan Hair & Nail will be closing. New Swan proudly served the Roosevelt Island community since 2006 and Hudson & Related would like to wish New Swan all the best in their future endeavors.

In the near future, we look forward to enhancing the retail market to complement our ever evolving and growing community.

In other news, Hudson & Related look forward to the openings of BubbleCool and Roosevelt Island Music Together in the coming weeks.
Unlike the many vacant Roosevelt Island Main Street retail spaces, there has not been an empty Riverwalk store space for many years. Hope Hudson Related finds a new tenant soon.

Any suggestions for new retailers in the space?