Friday, June 12, 2009

Roosevelt Island On The Web Links

Roosevelt Island on the Web Links as appearing in the June 13 Main Street WIRE (PDF File)

NYC10044 - Parent Arrested During Ball Field Permit Dispute
Roosevelt Islander - Ball Field Permit Dispute Results in Parent's Arrest
My Feet Only Walk Forward - Account of Ball Field Dispute From Another Perspective
Roosevelt Island 360 - No Overnight Bike Storage at Tram/Subway Racks
RIOC - Webcast of RI Disabled Assoc Seeking FDR Wheelchair Memorial
RIOC - Real Estate Committee Meeting Webcast
RIOC - Vote on Summer Outdoor Movie Selections
RIOC - Monthly Public Safety Crime Blotter
You Tube - WIRE Editor Interviewed On Jadwiga's Crossing
Retro Info - Roosevelt Island Garden Trip
Roosevelt Island Dogs - Dog Run Made Escape Proof
Lateral Window - Roosevelt Island Day Photo Montage
Luxist - Roosevelt Island Luxury Living
NY Times - 19th Century Abortion Provided Sentenced To 1 Year Jail Term on Blackwell's Island
Financial Times - Roosevelt Island Feels Like Columbus Ohio
Trading Markets - NYU Buys Riverwalk Condos
Yfrog - Big Fish Caught Off Roosevelt Island
Science Life NY - Surprised By Southpoint Park Fishing
NYC Gifted & Talented - Did Not Visit PS/IS 217 School Program
Scouting New York - Flowers Blooming On Roosevelt Island
Rock & Rockmelon - Southpoint Park Wedding
Mae West - Imprisoned on Roosevelt Island
You Tube - Vintage DJ Plays Roosevelt Live -
You Tube - Roosevelt Island Accordion Player

RIOC Report On Arrest Of Roosevelt Island Parent During Little League Permit Incident Will Not Be Released To The Public

Image From Main Street WIRE

RIOC President Steve Shane's statement regarding the May 30 arrest of a Roosevelt Island parent by two Public Safety Department Officers during a dispute between a local little league team and an off Island group with a valid permit to use Capobianco Field included the following:
... The Chief of Public Safety has conducted a full investigation of the actions of his officers and I have reviewed it with our Counsel.

... I have requested the now former head of RIRA’s Public Safety Committee to meet with Chief Guerra and to review all of the information on this incident and to report to both RIRA and RIOC on his findings. He has indicated that if so requested by RIRA, he will proceed. I suggest that all await the full findings before leaping to any conclusions.
I inquired of Mr. Shane whether Mr. Guerra's report on the incident would be made available for the Roosevelt Island community to review.
Will you be releasing the Review conducted by Public Safety Department Chief Guerra regarding the recent arrest of the Little League Parent during the ball field permit dispute to the public that was mentioned in your June 9 statement below?

The Chief of Public Safety has conducted a full investigation of the actions of his officers and I have reviewed it with our Counsel.

Your column indicated that you have asked the former head of RIRA's Public Safety Committee to review the information but that should not preclude the rest of the Roosevelt Island Public from learning the contents of Chief Guerra's completed report now.

Openness and transparency will overcome rumors, exaggerations and falsehoods. Perhaps the report can be posted in full on the RIOC web site?
Mr. Shane repled:
Because of the nature of this matter and the allegations of misconduct, while there is the potential for further legal action, I would prefer not to post the report. I would expect the RIRA report, the author having had the opportunity to review the Director's report, will satisfy on the questions that others may have. Besides, it won't be self serving, as I'm sure many would expect the Director's report to be.
Of course Mr. Shane would "prefer" not to release this report on the incident. Government officials, not just RIOC, often prefer to keep as much information as they can from the public fearing embarrassment, ridicule, the revelation of mistakes and public misunderstanding, In some cases there may be a legitimate privacy, security or legal reason for government witholding of information but there has not been a showing yet by RIOC of a legitimate reason for not releasing Mr. Guerra's report on the incident to the public particularly since RIOC is willing to share the information with a former RIRA Public Safety Committe Chairperson. (Without any positive or negative connotation express or implied, I believe this person is a former Police Officer). Note that the information is not being shared for review by the current RIRA Public Safety Chairperson.

Funneling the contents of this report through the former head of RIRA's Public Safety Committee is simply not an adequate substitute for a full public community review by any Roosevelt Island resident who wishes to read the report and find out what it reveals.

New Roosevelt Island Tram Design Renderings For Manhattan and Roosevelt Island Stations - Tram Shutdown in September Reopens Next February

Here are the latest design renderings for the Roosevelt Island Tram Manhattan and Roosevelt Island Stations.

RIOC President Steve Shane reports on the progress of the Roosevelt Island Tram Modernization program:

Tram Overhaul: The schedule for a July 2009 shutdown and December reopening has shifted. The Contractor, POMA, has requested sliding the window of closure to accommodate redesign changes in the structural elements, principally the tower heads and the necessary bracing. Design and fabrication of the various elements is well advanced. A shutdown on September 8 and a reopening in February now being finalized. Better coordination with architectural work at the two stations will result. I met again with Community Board 8 on June 3. Architectural work for Tram stations is proceeding. A preliminary sketch of the Manhattan and Island stations is posted on the RIOC website, but it is an evolving concept.
Mr. Shane's statement is part of his column that appears both on this blog and in the Main Street WIRE. His full column will appear in whole later in the week.

I would like to remember the current Tram like this representation of it taken at it's 33rd birthday.

Things To Do This Weekend In New York City & Roosevelt Island- Come Out and Play, Big Apple BBQ Block Party, Science Street Fair & RI Live Concert

You Tube Video of 2008 Big Apple Barbecue

Looking for fun or interesting things to do on Roosevelt Island or in some other part of New York City this Memorial Day weekend? Here are some ideas.

On Friday as well as the rest of the weekend, Free NYC suggests the Come Out and Play 2009 Festival.
RAIN OR SHINE!!! Come Out & Play will transform New York City into a playground once again! The annual festival runs this summer during the weekend of June 12-14.
The NY Times Urban Eye says of Come Out and Play:
Dedicated to the kind of games you might’ve invented when you were a child, the fourth annual Come Out and Play festival takes over the city this weekend. Expect creative competitions like the Neo-Cowgirl Faux Rodeo, Circle Rules Football (played in the round using a giant Pilates ball) and Stalk Exchange, a cellphone game designed for Grand Central. The festival concludes with an awards ceremony, but c’mon: we’re all winners here.
If you are a BBQ lover, then you're in luck with a must attend event.
The Seventh Annual Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party returns to Madison Square Park June 13-14, 2009, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The weekend-long event takes place every June and brings together the country’s top pitmasters who cook up their award-winning food for over a hundred thousand barbecue enthusiasts. Set against the beautiful backdrop of Madison Square Park, the Snapple Big Apple Barbecue Block Party attracts people from near and far to sustain and celebrate America’s authentic culinary and musical traditions.
Chowhound has the goods on The Big Apple Barbecue.

The World Science Festival is taking place in New York City from June 10 - 14 and on Sunday will be holding a Science Street Festival.
World Science Festival Street Fair
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Washington Square Park
The Washington Square Park area is transformed into a science wonderland when the World Science Festival Youth and Family Street Fair returns to New York City, Sunday, June 14, 2009. This year’s extravaganza will feature a non-stop program of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows designed to entertain and inspire. Join us for a full day of free family fun.
On Roosevelt Island this weekend, in addition to the Roosevelt Live Concert featuring Leah Siegal and Chana Rothman on Saturday, the Farmers Market is open as usual as is Gallery RIVAA, the Roosevelt Island Visual Arts Association which is exhibiting a celebration of the Queensboro Bridge Centennial - Connecting Islands and Generations. Another suggestion - RIOC has produced a great self guided tour map (PDF File) of Roosevelt Island for any visitor or resident looking to stroll the Island and learn something more about it.

The MTA is reporting no Roosevelt Island F Train subway advisories this weekend and neither is RIOC with Tram advisories. Smooth Roosevelt Island transportation this weekend for the first time in a couple of weeks. However, RIOC is advising that:
Be advised on Sunday June 14th from 8 AM to 11 AM, there will be approximately 200 people walking on the seawall during a walkathon.
Check out some other ideas on what to do in New York City this weekend from the NY Times Urban Eye and Spare Times, Free NYC, NY Post Weekend Calendar and Newyorkology.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

RIRA Passes Resolution Supporting Depiction of FDR As A Disabled Person Utilizing A Wheelchair Or Crutches For Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park

Children Standing Next To FDR Wheelchair Statue in Washington DC Image From Carol

On June 3, 2009 the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) adopted the following resolution supporting a plan for the proposed Four Freedoms Park at Roosevelt Island's Southpoint Park that includes a depiction of FDR as a disabled person utilizing a wheelchair or crutches. The Resolution states:

WHEREAS from its initial planning stages, Roosevelt Island was conceived as a place in New York City that could be accessible and comfortable to disabled residents; and

WHEREAS we live in the America of President Barack Obama and Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor - the America where now more than ever before we are witness to an unprecedented abundance of role models from previously underrepresented segments of society, who have overcome racial, ethnic, and class struggles to rise to the highest levels of leadership; and

WHEREAS before them was President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who despite being disabled by Polio and confined to a wheelchair, was elected President of the United States, and is now remembered as one of the most effective and courageous men to have led this country; and

WHEREAS just as school aged children have been awakened to aspire to higher achievements, once thought to be beyond their grasp, a memorial depicting President Roosevelt, as he truly lived, in a wheelchair or on crutches, would have the same effect on the disabled community to see that one of our most beloved presidents was able to overcome his disability and be elected to the highest office in the country; and

WHEREAS the continued resident population of Roosevelt Island, uniquely composed in significant part of many disabled persons, residing both independently in apartments or within the two chronic care hospitals located on the island, renders a true portrayal of President Roosevelt more meaningful and poignant on Roosevelt Island than any in any other location; and

THEREFORE, NOW BE IT RESOLVED that the Roosevelt Island Residents Association supports a plan for the Four Freedoms Park that includes a celebration of President Roosevelt as a disabled person by depicting him in a wheelchair or on crutches.

-Adopted by the Common Council of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association 6/3/09
RIRA now joins with the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) and the Executive Director of the Coler Goldwater Hospital in recognizing the local and national importance of including a depiction of President Roosevelt as a disabled person, first raised by Roosevelt Island's Doctor Jack Resnick, and calls for the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt Institute (FERI) to include such a depiction in their proposed Four Freedoms Park.

Doctor Resnick proposed:
... The FDR Memorial on this Island should focus on the President’s strength in conquering his disability. Many possibilities come to mind. For instance, he should not be memorialized with a bust. We should see a greater-than-life-sized statue of him sitting in a wheelchair – and he should face north toward Goldwater and Coler Hospitals....
RIDA previously issued this statement calling for the recognition of FDR as a disabled person:
On behalf of the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association and it's many disabled members we want to voice our opposition to a glaring deficit in the current proposal for the FDR Memorial to be built at the Southern tip of Roosevelt Island.

President Roosevelt was disabled by Polio before he was elected President of the United States and used a wheelchair almost exclusively. A statue of President Roosevelt sitting in a wheelchair or standing with the help of his crutches would be most appropriate here on an Island where many disabled people reside, both in apartments and in the two chronic care hospitals. In the same manner that our first black president, Barack Obama, has inspired so many school- aged black children to aspire to higher achievements, once thought to be impossible, would have the same effect on the disabled community when viewing a statue of one of our most beloved presidents and realizing that he, too, was disabled and was able to overcome his disability and be elected to the highest office in the country. What an inspiration that would be for the multitude of disabled visitors, especially our wheelchair bound war veterans returning from Iraq, to visualize that despite their disability anything is possible. The memorial, as shown in the artist's sketches. does not portray FDR as disabled and we feel that this is an injustice to us all. It is said that “A picture is worth a thousand words.” In this instance, a statue of FDR depicted as our first disabled President would speak volumes to the millions of visitors, disabled and non-disabled who will be visiting The FDR Memorial for generations to come.

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association Board of Directors and it's members
In order to incorporate The Four Freedoms aspect to a FDR Memorial depicting his use of a wheelchair or crutches, each of the four sides of such a statue's base could be engraved with one the Four Freedoms.

The decision as to what a FDR Memorial on Roosevelt Island will ultimately be is in the hands of the Roosevelt Island Board of Directors, of which 7 of the 9 are residents of Roosevelt Island. As stated in the February 6, 2009 Conditional Designation Letter (Page 1) for the proposed FERI supported FDR Memorial:
... RIOC retains all rights at any time to revoke this Agreement and the FDR Project will be subject to approval by RIOC's Board of Directors...
A vote of the RIOC Board may be scheduled for the June 25 meeting at which time the RIOC Board can reject FERI's proposal unless it includes a depiction of FDR as called for in the RIRA Resolution and RIDA letter. Let's hope that the Roosevelt Island resident RIOC Board members support their neighbors in RIRA, RIDA and all those around the nation who have overcome great personal hardships and challenges, including our returning disabled war veterans, by supporting a FDR Roosevelt Island Memorial that includes a depiction of his use of a wheelchair or crutches.

Please, somebody try and tell me that this picture of the little girl on crutches walking next to the Washington DC FDR Wheelchair Statue is not a more appropriate and inspirational model for Roosevelt Island's Four Freedoms Park

than this FERI proposed sterile, granite, Louis Kahn designed Mausoleum room with a bust of FDR.

FDR Memorial Room Image From Village Voice Runnin Scared Blog

Roosevelt Island Ping Pong Night Tonight

You Tube Video of Incredible Ping Pong Point

If you like Ping Pong and some competitive action, though not quite as spectacular as those in the above video, tonight is your night to join some other Roosevelt Islanders for the start of a weekly Thursday Ping Pong Night at the Sportspark - 250 Main Street.

More information is available at RIOC's Upcoming Community Events web page:
Roosevelt Island Ping Pong Night
When: Every Thursday Night 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Starting June 11th, 2009)
Where: Sportspark
Kids + Adults are Welcome FREE!
To Sign-Up call Steve Chironis at (212) 832-4540 x350 or e-mail
Who knows, with practice one day you may play like the guys in the video.

Roosevelt Island Live Summer Concert Series With Leah Siegel & Chana Rothman Saturday June 13 4 PM At Riverwalk Commons

You Tube Video of Leah Siegel Performing The Motorcycle Song

On Saturday afternoon at 4 PM, come enjoy a free Roosevelt Island concert on the Riverwalk Commons behind the F Train Subway station as part of the Roosevelt Live Summer Concert series . Leah Siegel is performing and is described as follows by The L Magazine:
In NYC songwriting circles — that scene that seems to exist at places like Joe's Pub and the Living Room, where Norah Jones' career trajectory is everyone's goal — Leah Siegel has been an artist to watch for quite a few years now, with her soulful, elegant songs that sit somewhere between the sparse weirdness of indie-folk and the straightforward palatability of regular folk
Also performing will be Chana Rothman. Roosevelt Live says of Ms. Rothman:
Chana Rothman uniquely fuses Lilith-esque singer/songwriter folk mentality with progressive worldbeat in two languages. Like an eclectic '07 Rickie Lee Jones/Joni Mitchell, her politics, her obvious bohemianism and her delicate vocal phrasing push her sound into a delicious mix that also incorporates reggae and hip hop
According to The L Magazine:
New York City has the best free outdoor summer music in the entire world. Better than France, better than China, even better than Spain. So don't miss it.
and has a Summer Preview of New York City concerts.

Roosevelt Island Seniors Health Workshop Presented By State Senator Serrano, NY Presbyterian Hospital and RI Seniors Center - July 7, 3 to 5 PM

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On Tuesday July 7, State Senator Jose Serrano, NY Presbyterian Hospital and the Roosevelt Island Seniors Center will be presenting a health workshop for Senior Citizens at the Good Shepherd Community Center - 543 Main Street. According to State Senator Serrano:
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to stay healthy! There will be an information session, healthy refreshments and a simple stretching workshop for you to take part in.
In addition to being the Chair of the NY State Senate Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation Committee, Senator Serrano is also a member of the Committee on Aging.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

RIOC President Responds To Parent's Handcuffing and Arrest During Roosevelt Island Ball Field Permit Dispute

Image From Main Street WIRE

RIOC President Steve Shane responds to the recent event at Roosevelt Island's Capobianco Field where a ball field permit dispute between a Roosevelt Island Little League team and an Off-Island Adult League resulted in the handcuffing and arrest of a parent. The Main Street WIRE has more on the incident here. It should be noted that last week's games went on without incident.

Below is Mr. Shane's statement on the incident.
... Now for my views on the unfortunate events of Saturday, May 30, 2009 where a fracas erupted between the users of a field and the subsequent permit holders. The loss of control in front of the children resulting in racial and homophobic slurs and refusal to comply with lawful authority was truly a sad day on Roosevelt Island. The story has received wide attention on the Island and I need not repeat the details here. However, lack of civility and civil disobedience cannot be tolerated in a peaceful community. The escalation of the dispute to the point that Public Safety was called to intervene was entirely unnecessary, but once called, the officers had a duty to keep the peace. When all but one person obeyed the officers’ requests to vacate the field in favor of the legitimate permit holder, Public Safety was left with no choice. The vilification of Public Safety by the supposedly responsible voices of this community does nothing to promote the common welfare, enhance domestic tranquility or have rational conversations about problem solving. Inflammatory rhetoric may have its place, but not here where I find it singularly unproductive.

The Chief of Public Safety has conducted a full investigation of the actions of his officers and I have reviewed it with our Counsel. Would I have preferred that the incident could have been closed without an arrest? Absolutely. But, in the field, when faced with the circumstances of the moment, decisions have to be made and in my opinion, there was nothing unreasonable that was done. I have requested the now former head of RIRA’s Public Safety Committee to meet with Chief Guerra and to review all of the information on this incident and to report to both RIRA and RIOC on his findings. He has indicated that if so requested by RIRA, he will proceed. I suggest that all await the full findings before leaping to any conclusions.

Finally, to try to resolve the underlying problem of our playing fields in a crowded society, we are putting more manpower resources into advance preparation of the fields so as to try to mitigate the impact of weather on scheduling and playability. There is a limit on what can be accomplished, but it seems to have worked better this past weekend, even with heavy overnight rain. Please! Everyone can do better.
Mr. Shane's statement is part of his column that appears both on this blog and in the Main Street WIRE. His full column will appear in whole later in the week.

A Roosevelt Island Dance Party With The Vintage DJ and Pink Haired Girls Plus More Scenes From 2009 Roosevelt Island Day

You Tube Video of Vintage DJ at Roosevelt Live

For those who happened to miss last Saturday's Roosevelt Live event at the Riverwalk Commons, or were there and just want to see themselves dancing with the Pink Haired Girls to the music played by the Vintage DJ - a video for posterity.

It was a beautiful day and fun for all. Good job by the organizers!

Fun Roosevelt Island Day activities also took place at the traditional Good Shepherd Plaza Block Party event and blogger Lateral Window has a photo montage.

More image from Roosevelt Island Day below. I always liked the Half-Moon as a kid but I'm much too big for it now. Too bad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Don't Leave Your Front Door Open, Even On Roosevelt Island And Watch Out For Counterfeit Money

Open Apartment Door Image For Illustrative Purposes Only From ImipolexG

In response to post on Roosevelt Island burglaries, a reader wrote:
I would like to think that I live in a community that allows me to leave my door unlocked. If someone enters without permission, they are looking for trouble. It's sad that we have to keep our doors locked, but I guess that's the world we now live in.
To which another reader replied:
wow, if you have that attitude, just hand me your wallet and SS# so I can steal your identity as well. Just post it here on this website, since we live in such a "safe community"
I did not think that people on Roosevelt Island really kept their apartment doors open until I read this from today's Daily Roosevelt Island Public Safety Report:
Missing Property - Tenant reported to PSD that she left her door to apartment open while vacuuming, when unknown person took her pocketbook from kitchen table. PSD responded and made search with negative results. NYPD responded, but no report was taken by NYPD.
There's also someone handing out counterfeit money as reported in to:
Petit Larceny/Counterfeit U.S. Currency - Male subject handed pizza delivery person money for pizza. When delivery person noticed that it was counterfeit, subject fled. Money was taken to NYPD and vouchered. NYPD will look into occurrence.

Red Bus Fixed Schedule Experiment To Continue And Add Morning Rush Hours To Experiment

Roosevelt Island Red Bus Image From RIOC

I inquired of RIOC President Steve Shane:
Has RIOC come to any conclusions regarding last week's non-rush hour morning Red Bus fixed time schedule? Are there any plans to continue the new schedule in the future and expand it to include other or additional time periods?

If you are planning to continue the Red Bus Schedule Experiments, several readers have suggested posting the schedule at the bus stops.
Mr. Shane replied:
Conclusions so far include continuing the experiment for 2 days this week, since data collection last week got off to a rocky start; and there are some holes produced by a schedule that could use attention. The plan, after review, is to extend to earlier rush hour periods to see what happens there as well. The present experiment hasn't got enough demand to really create a stress test differential.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Roosevelt Island Public Safety Reports 5/27 Thru 6/8 - Parent Arrested At Little League Game, Burglaries, Assaults, Aiding Sick Residents and More

Image of Parent Being Arrest In Little League Permit Dispute From Main Street WIRE

RIOC is posting the most current Daily and April/May 2009 Monthly Roosevelt Island Public Safety Incident reports on their web site. Also, available is a breakdown of Roosevelt Island Public Safety incidents by location and category (the Blotter) for the months of April/May 2009.

Below are the Roosevelt Island Daily Public Safety Reports for May 27 - June 8 , 2009. Incidents include:
  • Skipping Cab Fare (5/27, 30)
  • Assisted Resident With Breathing Problems (5/28)
  • Possession Of Blade larger than 4 inches (5/29)
  • Little League/off Island Adult League Ball Field Dispute lead to arrest of Parent (5/30)
  • Burglary - Apartment Broken into (5/31)
  • Grand Larceny - Wallet Taken From Locker Room (6/1)
  • Attempted Bike Robbery (6/1)
  • Arrest For Smoking Marijuana Cigar (6/2)
  • Apartment Robbed of Laptop and DVD (6/3)
  • Girl Assaulted Inside School (6/3)
  • Purse Missing From Apartment (6/4)
  • Roosevelt Island Bridge Tarpway Fell Into Walkway (6/5)
  • Domestic Dispute Between Father and Daughter (6/6)
  • Male Assaulted (6/8)
  • Assisted Resident With Diabetic Attack (6/8)
  • Boat In Distress (6/8) and
  • Window Screen Broken and Window Open though nothing was taken (6/8)
5/27/09-7:00 AM to 5/28/09-7:00 AM

Subway Delay- "F" Train service to Manhattan was delayed and caused a large crowd of commuters at the Tram. PSD responded until commuters left the island. All in order.

Property Damage- Stop sign pole at exit of the Motor gate Garage was broken. RIOC engineer notified.

Theft of Service- Youth failed to make payment on a cab fare. Cab Driver escorted him to the PSD office. Guardian responded and made payment.

Open Container-2 Subjects arrested by PSD.

Investigation- Resident upset he believed that male adult was taking photos of his child.
PSD responded. Male showed the photos. There were no photos of the child. Male was testing out the new camera.

Verbal Dispute- Between Resident and a Home Attendant. No injuries. NYPD refused. PSD responded and matter was resolved.

Investigation- Unknown subject found a used prophylactic on her door knob. PSD will be conducting more patrols of the area.

There's More!

0700 hrs 05/28/09 - 0700 hrs 05/29/09

Criminal Mischief - PSD responded for broken window. Search was made with negative results. NYPD refused.

Aided - PSD and EMS responded to apartment for aided. Aided was having difficulty breathing. Aided transported to hospital.

Disorderly Conduct - Male subject issued summons by PSD and released.

Vandalism - PSD responded for hole in wall. Search was made with negative results. Management was notified.

Harassment - Resident called PSD to report unknown subject banged on her door and ran. PSD made search with negative results.

hrs 05/29/09- hrs 05/30/09

Aided- Male fell on Tram platform, reports his hand hurts, refused medical attention.

Aided- Female stuck in elevator, fainted, FDNY removed victim, victim refused medical attention.

Domestic Dispute- Female was screaming for help, PSD responded, victim had lacerated right ankle, refused medical attention. Male subject was arrested.

Open Container- Detectives observed two males consuming alcohol in light house park, subjects were summons.

Aided- Female was not feeling well all day, walked into PSD requesting medical attention, transported to Long Island University Hospital.

Hazardous Condition/Aided- Female fell while walking on the East Seawall, reports a hole in the ground caused her to trip. Refused medical attention.

Open Container- Detectives observed two female consuming alcohol in public, subjects were summoned.

Arrest/Possession of blade greater than 4 inch/ trespass- Subjects were inside public bathroom with a strong smell of illegal substance emitting from it. Subjects had a knife, they were arrested, summonsed and released.

0700 hours 05/30/09- 0700 hours 05/31/09

Missing Person- Teenage male reported missing, search made with negative results. Male walked into PSD and escorted home.

Aided- Yellow cab passenger male EDP fled cab without payment male was found. NYPD and EMS responded. Aided was transported to hospital.

Missing Bike- Female entered PSD to report a missing bike last parked at 455 Main St.

Disorderly Conduct - PSD responded to North Town park for dispute over baseball field 1 male subject arrested, summons and released.

Criminal Mischief- PSD responded Motorgate for report of vehicle window broken. Search was made with negative results. Motorgate attendant notified and found no vehicle info.

0700 hrs 05/31/09 - 0700 hrs 06/01/09

Graffiti - PSD responded to report of graffiti written in chalk. Search was made with negative results. Grounds cleaned up graffiti.

Verbal Dispute - Between two females. PSD responded and spoke to both parties. Both parties went their own way without further incident.

Reckless Endangerment - Female complainant reported to PSD that unknown person threw out a piece of iron out of window. PSD conducted search with negative results. No injuries.

Restraining Order - Female reported to PSD that she had a male subject inside apartment and had a restraining order against him. PSD responded and male subject was allowed to get his belongings and leave. Reporter will provide PSD with copy of order.

Criminal Mischief - PSD responded to hallway next to apartment for report of youths trashing hallway. Youths were gone on arrival. Youths scratched walls with razor causing paint to peel. Super was notified.

Burglary - Tenant reported to PSD that someone broke into his apartment while he was away. Three game systems and two lap tops were taken. No signs of forced entry. NYPD was on scene and took a report.

0700 hrs 06/01/09 - 0700 hrs 06/02/09

Grand Larceny - Worker reported to PSD that unknown person took wallet from locker room. PSD made search with negative results. Cameras were viewed with negative results. Wallet contained credit cards and no money. Victim stated he will go to 114 pct. on his own.

Petit Larceny - PSD responded to group home for past Petit Larceny. Subject was on scene and taken into custody. Subject was taken to 114 pct. and processed by NYPD.

Investigation/Recovered Bike - Tenant reported to PSD that two youths took bike from patio and attempted to leave with it. Owner grabbed bike. Youths fled without bike. PSD searched area with negative results.

Aided - RIOC bus door closed on aided's arm while exiting the bus. PSD responded and aided stated she had no injuries and refused medical attention.

Unsecured Premises - PSD noticed open window to an apartment. Super was notified and secured location. Apartment is vacant.

Lost Property - Owner came into PSD to report lost bracelet. Report was taken.

Public Urination - PSD officer observed subject urinating in public. Summons was issued and subject released.

Aided - Female aided reported to PSD that she was not feeling well. EMS transported aided to hospital.

0700 hrs 06/02/09 - 0700 hrs 06/03/09

Lift Job - PSD and NYPD assisted elderly male off floor. No injuries and refused medical attention.

Criminal Mischief - PSD officer observed scratches on door. Search was made with negative results. Photos taken.

Alcohol: Open Container - PSD officers observed two male subjects drinking in public. Subjects were issued summonses and released.

Arrest Possession of Marijuana - PSD observed four male subjects smoking a marijuana cigar. All subjects were issued summonses and released.

0700 hrs 06/03/09 - 0700 hrs 06/04/09

Papers served - Female reporter requested family court papers served to male subject. PSD officer served papers without incident.

Graffiti - PSD officer observed graffiti at construction site. Search of area was conducted with negative results. Photos taken.

Investigation - Resident reported that his apartment was burglarized and laptop and DVD player were missing. No signs of forced entry and NYPD refused.

Aided - Male aided twisted wrist while playing baseball. PSD and EMS responded. Aided transported to hospital.

Assault - Mother walked into PSD to report that her daughter was assaulted by male youth inside of school. Mother states daughter was previously harassed by same youth. School is aware of situation. Mother took daughter to hospital for evaluation.

0700 hrs 06/04/09 - 0700 hrs 06/05/09

Investigation - Tenant reported to PSD that after returning from church, she noticed her purse containing money and jewelry missing from her apartment. PSD responded and found no force entry. NYPD refused.

Investigation - Tenant reported to PSD that unknown person is throwing objects onto her patio. PSD will monitor area.

Aided/Intoxicated - PSD responded to report male on ground. Male appeared to be intoxicated. EMS responded and transported aided to hospital.

Unsecured Vehicle - PSD observed unsecured vehicle in the parking garage. Owner was contacted and stated vehicle was in order.

Arrest - PSD officer observed male subject wanted previously exiting apartment. Subject was taking into custody and taken to 114 pct for arrest processing.

Criminal Mischief - Unknown subject broke glass to hallway door causing it to shatter. PSD responded and made search with negative results. Super was notified and cleaned up glass.

Aided/Intoxicated - PSD observed male on ground and attempted to wake him up. Male didn't responded and EMS was called. When EMS arrived, male got up and stated he was drinking and walked to his building. Aided refused any medical attention.

0700 hrs 06/05/09 - 0700 hrs 06/06/09

Verbal Dispute - Between mother and son. Mother requested son to leave. NYPD was on scene and allowed son to retrieve his property and escorted out of building. Referred incident to court.

Damaged Railing - At Tram was damaged by unknown person. Area was cautioned off.

Lost Property - Owner reported to PSD that she left her wallet in store and when she returned it was gone. Store owner stated he didn't see wallet.

Harassment - PSD officers observed two females in verbal dispute. Victim reported other female keeps following her. NYPD was on scene and filed report for harassment.

Hazardous Condition - Reporter stated tarp separating RI Bridge walkway and the river had fallen onto the walkway. DOT was notified. PSD secured tarp temporarily.

Aided - PSD and EMS responded to apartment for aided. Aided reported chest pains and was transported to hospital.

0700 hrs 06/06/09 - 0700 hrs 06/07/09

Aided - PSD and EMS responded to apartment for aided. Aided was having abdominal pain and was transported to hospital.

Domestic Dispute - PSD responded to apartment for Domestic Dispute between father and daughter. NYPD on scene. NYPD spoke to both parties. NYPD didn't file report. No injuries reported.

Aided - Female aided fell injuring wrist. EMS on scene and aided was transported to hospital.

Vehicle Accident - Vehicle backed into parked vehicle causing minor damage. NYPD was on scene and filed report. No injuries.

Lost Property - Tram employee found American Express gift card. Property secured at PSD.

0700 hrs 06/07/09 - 0700 hrs 06/08/09

Assault - Male Victim assaulted by male subject. Male subject fled scene. Victim was transported to hospital. NYPD filed report.

Aided - PSD and EMS responded to apartment for aided. Elderly female was having diabetic attack. Aided was transported to hospital.

Aided - PSD responded to man on the ground. Man was not responsive upon arrival and EMS was called. Before EMS arrived, aided got up and went to his apartment. Aided refused medical attention.

Aided - PSD observed NYPD and EMS front of building. NYPD reported receiving call of unconscious baby. Baby was conscious when EMS arrived. Baby was transported to hospital.

Reckless Endangerment - Report of unknown person threw object out of window. PSD responded and made search with negative results. No injuries.

Criminal Mischief- Tenant reported to PSD that screen on her window was broken and window was open. Reporter stated there does not appear to be anything missing from bedroom. NYPD was refused and will notify service.

Aided/Water Rescue - Boat was in distress. NYPD and FDNY was on scene. Boat was dragged to pier in Queens.

Gas Leak - PSD and Super responded to apartment for possible gas leak. Super corrected condition and secured apartment.

Unsecured Premises - PSD officer found door unsecured. No signs of forced entry or damages. Interior appeared to be in order.

Aided - PSD and EMS responded for possible aided. Aided stated she was not feeling well. Aided transported to hospital.

Take The Roosevelt Island 2009 Summer Outdoor Movie Poll Plus Other New York City Outdoor Summer Movie Venues

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The Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Concert Series will start soon and RIOC is conducting an online poll to determine what movies to show. Below are the possible movie choices. Click here to take the poll and select your Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie. Below are the movie selections but click on the link above to take the poll. The current results are here. Madagascar 2, 50 First Dates, Hairspray, Pirates of the Carribean and Forest Gump are currently leading in their respective categories.
1. Please select your favorite Animated Movie from the following list:

Madagascar 2
Kung Fu Panda

2. Please select your favorite Comedy Movie from the following list:

50 First Dates
Men in Black
Galaxy Quest
Happy Gilmore
Blades of Glory

3. Please select your favorite Musical Movie from the following list:

Moulin Rouge
High School Musical 3
August Rush

4. Please select your favorite Action Movie from the following list:

The Incredible Hulk
Pirates of the Carribean
Jurassic Park

5. Please select your favorite Dramatic Movie from the following list:

The Bucket List
Secondhand Lions
October Sky
Forest Gump
The Pursuit of Happiness
Time Out New York has a list of other New York City Outdoor Summer Movie Events.