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Monday, October 23, 2017

You're Invited To Learn About Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Teacher In Residence Program And Computer Science Education Tuesday October 24

According to the Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island Community Task Force:

Come join the Cornell Tech Community Task Force meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:00 pm at PS/IS 217, 645 Main Street, which includes a panel discussion of Cornell Tech’s Teacher in Residence Program and computer science education at PS/IS 217.

Cornell Tech's Director Of K-12 Education Diane Levitt tweets:
There will also be an update on the Cornell Tech construction.

You're invited to attend, learn and ask questions.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend And Tram Platform Repair Project On Target To Be Finished By End Of 2017 Says RIOC President

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

to and from Manhattan this weekend.

Remember, only 1 Roosevelt Island Tram Cabin running now through the end of 2017 due to the Tram Platform Repair Project.

During October 19 Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors meeting (full video web cast of meeting here), RIOC President Susan Rosenthal reported that the Tram Platform Repair project is on schedule to be completed by end of the year and next week work will switch

to the second cabin.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Get Your IDNYC At Roosevelt Island Senior Center Carter Burden Network Pop Up Enrollment Site October 19 To 27, Check Out The Benefits & Discounts Available To New Yorkers

You can obtain an IDNYC card at the Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center Pop Up enrollment site starting today, October 19 thru October 27 from 9 AM - 4 PM.
According to the IDNYC web site:
8 Million New Yorkers.

1 Card For All Of Us!

IDNYC is the new, free identification card for all New York City residents, which gives all of us the opportunity to show who we are—New Yorkers. As a government-issued photo identification card, IDNYC secures the peace of mind and access to City services that come from having recognized identification. IDNYC benefits every city resident, including the most vulnerable communities—the homeless, youth, the elderly, undocumented immigrants, the formerly incarcerated and others who may have difficulty obtaining other government-issued ID.

IDNYC cardholders can access services and programs offered by the City as well as by businesses. IDNYC helps enhance public safety, by serving as a recognized ID for interacting with NYPD. It also helps New Yorkers gain access to all City buildings that provide services to the public and is accepted as a form of identification for accessing numerous City programs and services. IDNYC also provides a dynamic series of benefits to cardholders, including a free one-year membership at many of the City's leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens.
Click here for a list of all the benefits and discounts available to holders of

IDNYC cards. Click here to start the IDNYC application.

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Halloween Dog Costume Contest Sunday October 29 Presented By The Wildlife Freedom Foundation - Prizes For Funniest, Scariest & Best Halloween Pooch Costume

The Wildlife Freedom Foundation (WFF) is hosting it's Second Annual Roosevelt Island 2017 Halloween Dog Costume Contest fundraiser Sunday October 29 from 2-5 PM at the Manhattan Park Theatre Club (8 River Road). According to WFF:

... there will be prizes for Most Original, Scariest & Funniest Costume. Special Award for Best Trick in Show. Samples, Raffles, Trick or Treating ... and Door Prizes For All Dogs.

Pre-registration ($20) is open here or ($25) at the door.

During the October 4 Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council meeting, WWF Founder Rossana Ceruzzi invited residents to attend the Halloween Dog Costume Contest.

Here are some

Image From Rossane Ceruzzi

of the pooches

Image From Rossane Ceruzzi

from 2016 WFF Roosevelt Island

Image From Rossane Ceruzzi

Halloween Dog Costume Contest.

Have a great time at the 2017 WWF Roosevelt Island Halloween Dog Costume contest.

The WFF is:
... is a non profit organization 501 (c)(3) formed for the purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife and caring for stray animal populations in NYC.
More information on the Roosevelt Island based World Wildlife Freedom Foundation available at its web site and these prior posts.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Roosevelt Island Tram Station Elevators And Winter Holiday Lights Installation Joint Marketing Agreement Among Items on RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting Thursday October 19 - Public Session Prior To Meeting Too

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors will meet Thursday, October 19 at the Cultural Center (548 Main Street). Among the items on the Agenda are construction of the long delayed new Roosevelt Island Tram Station elevators

  Image of GC Eng Eng & Associates Tram Station Elevator Rendering From CB 8

and a joint marketing campaign with Hudson Related Retail to install Winter Holiday Lights Display Decorations with the aim of attracting more shoppers to Main Street. According to the RIOC Agenda:
  • 1. Authorization to Enter into Side Letter Agreement with Hudson Related Retail LLC for a Joint Marketing Campaign (Board Action Required) and
  • 3. Authorization to Enter into Contract with Sea Crest Construction Corp. for Construction of the Elevator at the Manhattan Aerial Tramway Station (Board Action Required)
The construction of new Tram Station elevators by Sea Crest Construction is expected to take 1 year. (See RIOC memo below with more info).

RIOC and Hudson Related Retail selected Neave Decor to install the Roosevelt Island Winter Holiday lights.

See RIOC memo below for more info.

Prior to the start of the RIOC Board meeting, there will be a public comment period. Sign up here to speak at the meeting.

Below is the RIOC October 19 Board of Directors meeting agenda: