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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Resident Spots And Films Roosevelt Island Liukoushui Hot Pot Noodle Shop Cooking Meat Outside In Alley Next To Bucket & Mop - Management Responds "Will Get To Bottom Of This" And Will Provide "Only The Highest Of Quality In Every Aspect Of Our Service"

 Outdoor grilling and BBQing is welcome here on Roosevelt Island but a Roosevelt Island restaurant cutting meat outdoors in an alley next to a bucket and mop is not a good thing. A Facebook video posted yesterday shows an employee of the recently opened Roosevelt Island Liukoushui Hot Pot Noodle Shop doing just that. According to the Facebook posting:

LiuKouShui hot pot noodle, I really don’t think the neighborhood is gonna enjoy this one. This is super unsanitary. And it was raining outside!!!
Video is here.

The RI Daily Tweeted:

I asked the restaurant's representative:
There is a Twitter posting of what appears to be a Liukoshi Hot Pot employee cutting meat outside of the restaurant.

... Is this normal practice?

Any statement?

 The spokesperson replied:
... first and foremost thank you so much for bringing this to my attention, we are going to get to the bottom of this. Of course hygiene and complying with NYS health code is our top priority.

We will make sure all of our staff adheres to the NYS health code and provides only the highest of quality in every aspect of our service.
A customer reacted:

Since the Liukoushui Hot Pot Noodle Shop on Main Street last month, I have heard good reviews from residents.

Opening Night Of 2019 Roosevelt Island Outdoor Movie Series At Southpoint Park Friday June 21 Showing Spiderman Into The Spiderverse - Let's Hope For Good Weather

Hopefully the weather will cooperate tomorrow evening for the opening of the Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Series at Southpoint Park.

Image Of June 22 Outdoor Movie Showing of Wonder Woman at Southpoint Park

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) kicks off its 2019 Outdoor Summer Movie Series this Friday, June 21st at Southpoint Park (south of the Tram and Cornell Tech) with Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse (Rated PG).

Movie night fun starts at 7 PM, with the film showing beginning at sundown. Food vendors will be on-hand throughout the night and a trivia contest with prizes will be held just before showtime!

Bring your chairs and blankets and get there early to pick out a great spot to enjoy the film. Event will be rescheduled in the case of inclement weather. Admission is free.

Here's the trailer from Spiderman- Into the Spider-verse



and the remaining schedule of movies for the 2019 Roosevelt Island Summer Movie Series at Southpoint Park:
  • Friday July 12 - Crazy Rich Asians,
  • Friday July 26 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind,
  • Saturday July 27 - Captain Marvel,
  • Friday August 2 - Ready Player One
  • Friday August 23 - Clueless
Enjoy and have fun.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Check Out The Brand New Merchandise For Sale At Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitors Center Kiosk - Proceeds Help Support Mission Of RIHS

Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) President Judy Berdy reports:

We have great new merchandise by designer Julia Gash.

We now have 24" X 36" print of the island poster, available at the RIHS Visitor Center Kiosk

Please see the Rivercross Display window for a sample of all our merchandise

Also: In the next window are the coloring book pages that were artistically filled in by our kids, and some adults...>Enjoy!!
Merchandise available at the Visitors Center Kiosk includes:

  • TEE SHIRTS​ ADULTS SMALL- 2XL​​​​​$25
  • TOTE BAGS​​​​​​​​​ $20
  • APRON​​​​​​​​​​ $24
  • MAGNETS​​​​​​​​​​ $5
  • POSTCARD ​​​​​​​​​$1.50
  • KITCHEN TOWEL​​​​​​​​$10​​​​​​​​​​
  • ART PRINT 24” X 36”​​​​​​​​ $100
Merchandise sales help support the mission and activities of the RIHS. Ms Berdy described what RIHS does during her May 29 Public Purpose Grants Community Review Presentation.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

BREAKING NEWS - 3 New Members Named To Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board Of Directors - Confirmed Yesterday By NY State Senate Finance Committee

Yesterday, June 17, the NY State Senate Finance Committee confirmed 3 new members of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC). According to the NY State Senate Finance Committee web page, they are:

Jeffrey R. Escobar, Member, Board of Directors Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
Conway S. Ekpo, Member, Board of Directors Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
David E. Kapell, Member, Board of Directors Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation
Here's video of the confimation. RIOC Board members confirmation is at beginning of video.



Jeffrey Escobar is an attorney, Roosevelt Island resident and former President of Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) ending his 5 years as RIRA President in November 2018..



Conway S Ekpo is in-house counsel for Morgan Stanley. Do not know if he is a resident or not.

David E Kappel is a Director of State of New York Mortgage Agency Board (SONYMA). According to his SONYMA bio:
... Mr. Kapell is also president of Kapell Real Estate, Inc., a boutique family-run brokerage in Greenport that he founded in 1981.

He has three grown children and lives in Greenport and on Roosevelt Island with his wife, Eileen Kapell....
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more.

UPDATE 7:20 PM - A reader noticed that Mr. Ekpo is a Roosevelt Island resident.

Start Your Engines - Roosevelt Island Remote Control Mini Racing Cars Debut At Motorgate Garage, Would You Like To Race Too

Any Roosevelt Island residents interested in remote control mini car racing?

Resident Frank Farance shares these photos


and video (Click full screen icon at bottom right of video for better view)



of remote control mini car racing last weekend next to the Motorgate Atrium.

According to Mr. Farance:
I'll be partnering with a neighbor on remote controlled cars. These are fun. There is interest from my Trambots robotics team to get involved.

If there are adults/youth interested, please get in touch with me.
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines please!!!!

Here's more Roosevelt Island remote control Mini Car racing



from last weekend.

Roosevelt Island MTA Flood Mitigation Plan, Octagon Comfort Station, Blackwell House Repairs Among Items On June 20 RIOC Operations Committee Agenda - Audit Committee Meeting Today Too

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Operations Advisory Committee will meet Thursday June 20.  According to RIOC:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Operations Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. at RIOC’s Operations Office, 680 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.

AGENDA:

Discussion of:
  • MTA Flood Mitigation Work License Amendment
  • Capital Projects – Key Projects Review
  • Octagon Comfort Station & Site Work
  • Blackwell House Roof Repairs
  • Any Other Committee Business that May be Brought Before the Committee
Chair’s Motion for Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Matter

Later today the RIOC Audit Committee is meeting:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Audit Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. at the RIOC Administrative Office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island New York

AMENDED AGENDA:

Discussion of:
  • RIOC's Audited Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2018-19
  • Report on Procurement Contracts for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019 Report on Investments for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019
  • Property Report for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019
  • Annual Report for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019
  • Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee
Chair’s Motion for Executive Session to Discuss Personnel Matter

UPDATE 6/20 - From RIOC:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Operations Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 4:30 P.M. at RIOC’s Operations Office, 680 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.