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Friday, July 25, 2008

Regular Roosevelt Island Weekend F Train Service This Weekend and Things To Do - BBQ, MOMA Pre-Fab Housing, Buckminster Fuller and Yankee/Red Sox


You Tube video of Buckminster Fuller, Starting With The Universe at the Whitney Museum

Update: 5:15 - A reader sends in the following message advising that there will be no Queens bound F train service to Roosevelt Island on Friday night/Saturday morning:
The MTA just sent an advisory (at 5 PM on Friday) that "due to emergency work" Queens-bound F trains will skip the Island as well as the other usual stations on Saturday from midnight to 5 AM. Hopefully that won't affect too many people.
According to the MTA there will be regular F train service to and from Roosevelt Island this weekend and RIOC reports no interruptions in Tram service either. Also, the MTA is providing a month of advance notice to Roosevelt Islanders that:
Beginning August 25th, two sets of escalators (four in total) will be taken out of service for a month
as part of the escalator replacement project.

The escalators are located between the street and lower mezzanine.
During this time, the remaining set of escalators will be running in the up direction.

The MTA Elevators and Escalators group will be on call
should anything happen to the working escalators during the shutdown.
If you are planning a Roosevelt Island barbecue this Saturday be aware that:
On Saturday, July 26, a special event will be taking place in the
BBQ area in Lighthouse Park from 9am to 9pm.
Three BBQs will not be available due to the event. Please plan accordingly.
and barbecue:
Grills are located at Lighthouse Park, West Seawall near the Octagon, Octagon Soccer Field, and the East Seawall South of Queensboro Bridge.

All island grills are first come first served.

If you are hosting an event over 30 people and would like to use the grills, a permit may be required.
If anyone's looking for a great BBQ recipe, here's one for Jack's Ribs or Country Style Pork Ribs. Looks delicious.

Other things to do this weekend include Saturday's City of Water celebration at Governors Island, the pre-fab housing exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art and the Buckminster Fuller, Starting With The Universe exhibit at the Whitney Museum. There's also a three game Yankee - Red Sox series at Fenway that can be watched on TV.

Here's a list of other things to do in New York City the weekend from NY Times Urban Eye and the New York Post weekend calendar.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

The MTA just sent an advisory (at 5 PM on Friday) that "due to emergency work" Queens-bound F trains will skip the Island as well as the other usual stations on Saturday from midnight to 5 AM. Hopefully that won't affect too many people.

ROOSEVELT ISLANDER said...

Thanks for the heads up!