Friday, December 16, 2016

SPONSORED POST - Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket Bonus Savings Card Diamond Rewards Loyalty Program December 16 To December 29 - Get Exclusive Offers And Earn Points On Hundreds Of Items To Be Redeemed On Next Order

The Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket

Diamond Rewards customer loyalty program items for December 16- December 29 are now available .

Examples of featured items purchased from December 16 - December 29 that earn you big points include
  • Glad Tall Kitchen Bags earn 100 points,
  • Wesson Canola or Corn Oil earn 100 points,
  • Kraft Mayo earn 50 points,
  • Campbell's Homestyle Soup earn 25 points and
  • many more shown in flyer below.

According to Gristedes:
Start Earning Points Today

Join the Diamond Rewards loyalty program today! Get exclusive offers and earn points on hundreds of items! Get $5 Coupons for every 500 points earned, redeemable on next order.

Look for the Diamond Rewards label on the shelf or the product

If you have a Gristedes Bonus Savings Card and provided your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Diamond Loyalty Program.

You can sign up for a Gristedes Bonus Savings Card online or in store - just make sure you give your email address and whether you are a new or existing Bonus Savings Club member, in order to be eligible for the Diamond Rewards Loyalty program.

Also, Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket invites you to check out their:
  • Groceries, 
  • Organic & Gourmet, 
  • Snacks
  • Meat, 
  • Fresh Produce, 
  • Seafood, 
  • Frozen, 
  • Deli &;
  • Fresh Bakery
Department Offerings for December 23 - December 29
Gristedes representative Bob Capano invites Roosevelt Island residents to check out their various product departments for all of your shopping needs.

Don't forget the 10% Roosevelt Island Seniors Discount on Tuesday and Wednesday and Sign Up for the Gristedes Diamond Loyalty Rewards Program.

More Gristedes Supermarket information available at their web site, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.

No Roosevelt Island F Train Service From Manhattan This Weekend Says MTA

 Image From MTA

According to the MTA:
F Jamaica-bound trains are rerouted via the E after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av

Weekend, 11:45 PM Fri to 5 AM Mon, Dec 16 - 19

No Jamaica-bound service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge.

Mrs Claus At Octagon Building Saturday With Great Holiday Gifts Says Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judy Berdy - RIHS Kiosk Open 4-8 PM Today Due To Extreme Cold Weather

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

RIHS Kiosk

   Image of RIHS Visitors Kiosk By Richard Bachman From Friend Of The UES Historic District

will be open Friday 4-8 p.m. only, due to extreme cold weather

Image Of Mrs. Claus At 12/10 Senior Center Pop Up Market

Mrs. Claus is at Octagon Saturday 5-8 p.m.With Great Holiday Gifts for everyone.

More RIHS merchandise shown here.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Chicken Wings, Knife, Cleaver - Roosevelt Island China One Counter Person Thwarts Robbery Attempt At Closing Time Tuesday Night

According to the December 13 Roosevelt Island Public Safety Incident report:

12/13/16- 2300- 609 Main St.- Robbery- PSD/NYPD responded. Referred to NYPD.
I asked the NYPD what happened. The NYPD reported that a male, approximately 18 years of age went into the Roosevelt Island China One restaurant

Image From Google Maps

about 11 PM on December 13 asking for an order of chicken wings.

The China One counter person said the store was closed after which the chicken wing seeking male took out a knife and demanded money. The China One Counter Person responded by picking up a cleaver and the male quickly left the store.

Nobody was injured

Roosevelt Island Jobs Available - Cornell Tech Seeking An Assistant Director Of Career Management, Administrative Assistant & Director Of Runway And Spinouts

Are you looking for a job on Roosevelt Island?

If yes, consider these three positions available for the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech campus

Image From April 25 Cornell Tech Construction & Community Task Force Meeting

scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.

According to Cornell Tech:
Cornell University is currently conducting a search for an Assistant Director of Career Management, to join our Cornell Tech campus in NYC.

Department & Position Background
Cornell Tech, a new model for graduate education, is committed to developing pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age. We are a part of Cornell University, and operated as a start-up out of the Google building in NYC and moving to our Roosevelt Island campus in summer 2017. We are looking to build a new model of career services and looking for experienced technical recruiters and/or other professionals to join the team.

As the Assistant Director of Career Management, Cornell Tech, you will work with the best and brightest graduate students helping them define their career paths as well as partner with start-ups and mature tech companies to support their talent pipeline. You will leverage your knowledge of the technical recruiting/interviewing process to ensure all of our graduates are successfully prepared for the technical hiring process. This position will allow you to experience the feel of a start-up within a well-established institution.

Core Qualifications:

A BS or BA degree, STEM degree is desirable with 4+ years of experience in industry
Technical recruiting experience or experience conducting technical interviews/screens in tech companies
Experience in recruiting and an understanding of the job markets for business and technical degree holders
Click here to apply for the position.

And an Administrative Assistant:
... The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to faculty and staff of the Cornell Tech Campus including: receptionist/ front-desk duties; scheduling meetings; planning, organizing, and providing day-of-event support for faculty activities such as conferences, seminars, symposiums; maintaining and updating applicable website content; assisting with travel arrangements; maintaining files, photocopying, scanning, and filing documents; preparing and processing reimbursements for faculty, staff and visitors; processing department billings and other requisitions; typing and editing correspondence, coursework, presentations, and proposals; preparing basic reports and filling out forms for sponsored programs submissions; tracking office supply inventory and ordering supplies. Responsible for providing day-to-day administrative support and ensure smooth running of campus admin operations. Responds to routine and non-routine inquiries and coordinates activities as necessary. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and multi-task in a high-paced team environment and meet deadlines. Must be able to anticipate staff and faculty needs and actively seek solutions. Requires the ability to work independently and take initiative. Attention to detail, verbal/ written communication skills, positive demeanor with interpersonal skills are necessary....
Click here for more information and to apply.

Director of Runway and Spinouts, Cornell Tech and Jacobs Institute

Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute (Jacobs Institute) in NYC focus on creating pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age, through research, technology commercialization, and graduate-level education at the professional masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels.

Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Institute are developing specialized programs to support the creation of new companies based on digital technologies developed on the Cornell Tech campus in NYC.

Startup activity at Cornell Tech has reached a critical mass and is accelerating, with many entrepreneurial faculty, postdocs, and masters students committed to creating new ventures. Current programs that support these startup and spinout activities include the Runway Startup Postdoc program, the Spinout Clinic and Startup Award program for Masters student teams that create startups during their Startup Studio experience at Cornell Tech, Cornell Tech’s co-working space for recently-spun-out startups, and experimental programs such as the Founders-in-Residence Program aimed at commercialization of faculty research

The Director owns these spinout activities, and supports entrepreneurs at Cornell Tech and the Jacobs Institute, by developing, executing, and improving proactive group clinics to educate and train campus entrepreneurs, and by giving individual attention and advice to campus entrepreneurs as specific challenges arise.

While supporting all types of campus entrepreneurs, the Director will give particular effort to lead and shape the Jacobs Institute’s Runway Startup Postdoc program, with the objectives to foster the impact of academic research through startups, to educate and transform scientists and graduate students into successful entrepreneurs, and to contribute to the Cornell Tech-Jacobs Institute mission to integrate academic research with external engagement.
Click here for more information and to apply.

More Cornell Tech jobs listed here.

Check out the live web cam of the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech campus construction site to see your future job location.

Good luck!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Take A Tour Of The New Roosevelt Island Urgent Care Medical Facility And Learn About Services Available For You And Your Family

The Roosevelt Island Urgent Care medical facility held it official Grand Opening Sunday December 4

Image Of Grand Opening From Roosevelt Island Urgent Care Facebook Page

for it's brand new location at 520 Main Street.

During the Grand Opening, I spoke with Roosevelt Island Urgent Care Medical Assistant Marcela Poenara about the services offered at their facility

and later that week took a tour of the space

with Roosevelt Island Urgent Care's Jack Landau.

More information on the services offered at Roosevelt Island Urgent Care available at their Facebook Page.

Update On New Roosevelt Island Mexican Restaurant & Bar Onda Scheduled To Open In Summer 2017 - Experienced Owners Excited To Become Part Of Roosevelt Island Community

Received more information regarding the new Mexican restaurant and bar, Onda, scheduled to open at Roosevelt Island's 548 Main Street in the summer of 2017.

Image of Roosevelt Island's 548 Main Street Empty Storefront

As reported December 7:
... Hudson Related Retail LLC has signed a lease to bring a new contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar to 548 Main Street on Roosevelt Island. Onda will occupy an approximately 2,000 sq. ft. storefront in the Island’s retail center— known as the Shops on Main— and will be operated by D&D Restaurant Group. As the Island’s first sit-down Mexican restaurant-bar, Onda will serve authentic, rustic cuisine and offer both small and large plates in a modern setting. The restaurant, which plans to apply for a liquor license, is anticipated to open in Summer 2017....
According to a Hudson Related spokesperson, the owners of Onda are:
  • Dino Siamas, former partner at 151, Vue, Nero and Island Restaurant Lounge​ (LIC),​
  • Ike Gizas, former GM at Philippe, Jue Lan and S Prime Steakhouse and
  • Daryl Nisivoccia, current partner at The Diner in the Meatpacking​ District​
A spokesperson for D&D Restaurant Group added:
We are looking forward to opening Onda and to becoming a part of the Roosevelt Island community. We are touched by the outpouring of support and excitement for the addition of a modern Mexican restaurant to the existing offerings on Main Street, and will make more details available about our concept and menu as soon as we can.
Roosevelt Island residents are eagerly waiting

for the opening this summer of our new Mexican restaurant Onda. Margarita nights are already being planned.

Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

After Delays, Roosevelt Island Sportspark Facility To Open In Mid January Says RIOC - Getting Competent Contractors To Work On Roosevelt Island Among Reasons For Delays

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) consultant Mike Russo reported to the December 8 RIOC Board of Directors meeting about the problems associated with renovating the Sportspark facility

 Sportspark Image From Google Maps

which was scheduled to be completed before Thanksgiving.

Image From RIOC

According to Mr. Russo, obtaining competent contractors to work on Roosevelt Island is extremely difficult which contributed to delays in completing the Sportspark renovation on schedule.

RIOC President Susan Rosenthal added that Sportspark should open in Mid January 2017 when heat becomes available for the facility.

The Sportspark renovations include installation of a new roof, a new boiler and repairs to the pool.

Full video web cast of RIOC December 8 meeting here.

Monday, December 12, 2016

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Community Meeting On Future Of Southpoint Park Tuesday December 13 - Review Various Proposals For Future Active And Passive Uses Of Southpoint Park

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space

4th Community Advisory Committee Meeting

As a reminder, the 4th Community Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 6:30 PM at the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street) in the large community room on the lower level of the building.

Note: A call-in number has been set up for anyone who cannot attend but would like to observe the meeting live. Please email the project team at by 2:00 PM tomorrow (December 13th) to request the call-in information.

Most of the evening will involve presentations, discussions, and activities with the Committee members, but there will be a designated time at the end of the meeting to hear from the public. There will also be comment forms available if public attendees want to submit their input in writing.

The Community Advisory Committee has representatives from over 20 organizations on Roosevelt Island and is scheduled to meet a total of four times during the project, providing advice and input throughout.

Click here to visit the the project website for more information and to learn about all the opportunities to get involved.

Don't forget! Share and view images of Southpoint Open Space on the Flickr page, click here.

We look forward to hearing from you!
RIOC Southpoint Open Space consultant Arnie Bloch of Fitzgerald & Halliday presented various passive and active draft concepts for the future of Southpoint Park during the November 30 Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council Meeting. Here's what Mr. Bloch presented on possible future versions of Southpoint Park,

the November 30 Community  Plan for Southpoint Open Space RIRA presentation

and the introduction of Mr. Bloch's presentation

which included an overview of the project's process.

More information on the Community Plan for Southpoint Open Space at it's web site.

New York Cares Roosevelt Island Winter Coat Drive At RIOC Public Safety Department Thru December 31 - Please Donate A Gently Used Winter Coat If You Can, Keep A Neighbor Warm This Winter

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Department is hosting it's annual NY Care Winter Coat Drive.

Please help if you can.

UPDATE 6:15 PM - I received a report earlier today that the Public Safety Department was turning away winter coat donations this afternoon and asked RIOC Public Safety Department Director Jack McManus about it. Director McManus replied:
We are conducting a coat drive. I did get a call on people being turned away and corrected that and those folks have already come back and dropped coats off. People can come in at any time (Day or Night), and we will be accepting donations.