Friday, June 12, 2015

Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend - Did Hillary Clinton Help?

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

to and from Manhattan this weekend.

 Image From NY Daily News

Thank you Hillary?


YetAnotherRIer said...

People here sometimes act like they live in some small town Nowhere, USA. I remember four events that drew just as much excitement: the purchase of new red buses which were than paraded around on Main Street and the openings of Starbucks, Duane Reade, and especially Nonno's. Sometimes I have to look out of the window to be reminded that we are actually smack in the middle of New York City.

YetAnotherRIer said...

I thought the MTA already said that the Hillary Campaign did not reach out to them.

CheshireKitty said...

I don't see how attendees can be expected to stand for several hours in the sun. Even the non-disabled may have a hard time after an hour or so. A diabetic person may need to have food available to avoid low blood sugar/possible hypoglycemic convulsions/coma.

westviewgirl said...

I find it very very disappointing that Ben Kallos thinks that an over priced solar roof for such a small building is and should be a priority for him to secure for an island with ver 14,000.00 people living. We have no Police Dept present, * we have a security company called PSD* also there is not now or never been since I have lived here a evacuation drill at ALL! If the subway or tram or MTA close down because of an attack or security threat, what would 14,000 people plus a few extra thousand on the weekends do? He has no concern about that because he lives up on the UES. Shame on Kallos and all the self serving parents t hat think 250,000 bucks will make their child safe or those that live here. Embarassing to even know folks thought this a good idea. You can get a company to come put a solar roof on your home or business for 10,000, not sure where all the extra money will go...oh, wait, we all know that RI is rigged and fixed where a lot of people line their pockets with extra cash. What a joke! If I had children, they would go to school in the city anyways, not here.

CheshireKitty said...

I think the roof idea is not simply installing solar panels - they want to transform it into a garden. That probably does involve quite an outlay - for an engineering study, plans to be drawn up, and the roof installed.

Did you know that green roofs, or the installation of solar panels - are now the rule in France for new buildings?

CheshireKitty said...

I attended the event - it was fantastic! Luckily I had a spot under some trees, near the podium. I also was at a fence - so could lean on it or stand on it even the whole time - which was also fantastic. Water bottles were given out by volunteers - and some attendees nibbled on sandwiches, cookies, energy bars around me. I had an energy bar myself.

It was well worth the wait - the speech was fantastic!

Frank Farance said...

Matt Katz & Sherie Helstien wrong: Hillary/Bill Clinton drive thru Roosevelt Island Day, no ruckus. Here is photo of them stopping. Look carefully thru tinted windows, you can see them waiving to us. I waived back.

As I predicted, it all would be handled deftly by security and Public Safety staff. Thanks to Urban American, RIOC, Roosevelt Island Youth Program, etc. for a really great day. And Hillary and Bill, thanks for waiving!