Friday, July 21, 2017

Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Showing Coming To America Saturday Night July 22, At Firefighters Field - It's Very, Very Funny

The 2017 Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series continues Saturday night, July 22, at Firefighters Field

Image From June 30, 2017 Showing of Back To The Future

with the showing of Coming To America.

Hudson Related Files Plans For Roosevelt Island Riverwalk Residential Building 8 With 21 Floors And 341 Units - Does RIOC Know?

According to the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:

The Real Deal adds:
Related Companies and Hudson Companies have filed plans for the eighth building in their Riverwalk rental complex on Roosevelt Island.

The developers plan to build a 21-story residential building at 460 Main Street, according to documents filed with the city’s Department of Buildings on Wednesday. The building would have 341 units and span 253,974 square feet....
Click here for full article.

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend

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

to and from Manhattan this weekend.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Roosevelt Island Library Closes Early Today Due To Extreme Heat - Air Conditioning Must Be Fixed At Roosevelt Island Public Library

The Main Street WIRE tweets:

The Twitterverse reported yesterday about the extreme heat

Roosevelt Island Summer Outdoor Movie Showing Finding Dory Friday Night July 21, At Firefighters Field

The 2017 Roosevelt Island Outdoor Summer Movie Series continues Friday night, July 21, at Firefighters Field

Image From June 30, 2017 Showing of Back To The Future

with the showing of Finding Dory.

Image From RIOC

Roosevelt Island Ferry Terminal Sign Spotted, Dock Construction Under Way, Service On Schedule For August - It's Time To Get On The Ferry!!!!!!

As reported July 14, construction work has started on the Roosevelt Island Ferry dock

and service is on schedule to begin in August, the exact date is not yet known.

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse even spotted the future Roosevelt Island Ferry Terminal sign!!!!
I think Roosevelt Islanders will agree with Bay Rizz that it's Time To Take The Ferry!!!!!
The Roosevelt Island Ferry route is Astoria, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, East 34th Street, Wall Street and back.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NYC Heat Advisory Thru Tomorrow - Roosevelt Island Cooling Center At Senior Center 9 AM - 9 PM

It's very, very hot.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for New York City. Therefore, on Wednesday, 7/19/17 and Thursday, 7/20/17 the cooling center will remain at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center (546 Main St) from 9AM to 9PM.

As a reminder, a cooling center will be made available when the heat index becomes dangerously high. Individuals without air conditioning, particularly those at risk for heat-related illness, should use established cooling centers during a heat wave.

Floating Above Queensboro Bridge Evening Traffic Jam On Roosevelt Island Tram -What A Gorgeous View!!!!!!!!

From the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:

Traffic is crazy and my secret entrance is guarded....Tramming it home

A post shared by Spade (@spadedv) on

Roosevelt Island Community Invited To Explore Cornell Tech Campus on Saturday August 5 - Take A Virtual Walk Around Campus Today

The Roosevelt Island community is invited to explore the new Cornell Tech campus

 on Saturday August 5. According to Cornell Tech:
Co-hosted by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Dean Dan Huttenlocher
Saturday August 5, 2017
Cornell Tech
2 West Loop Road
  • Free Family Fun
  • Breakfast
  • Close up look at the Cornell Tech building exteriors
  • DJ
  • Fun photo station
  • Activities for kids
  • Giveaways
Registration required
Please RSVP 

The event is open to Roosevelt Island residents and Cornell Tech community only.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Roosevelt Island Tram Platform Repairs Begin July 24 - Update, Only 1 Tram Cabin In Operation Thru Winter 2018 Says RIOC

As reported July 13, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) will begin Tram Station platform repairs beginning July 24.

As a result of the Tram Station platform repairs, only one Tram cabin will be operating at a time. Today, RIOC announced the following update:

Beginning July 24th

One of the goals of the Roosevelt Island Operating Cooperation (RIOC) is to enhance the experiences of all residents and island visitors. In doing so, we have identified necessary infrastructure improvements needed for both the Manhattan and Roosevelt Island Tramway stations. The Tram platforms will be removed and replaced at each station.

We sincerely apologize, as we realize that these renovations will be inconvenient and burdensome for all commuters.

During these renovations, only one Tram cabin will be in operation at a time.

Red Bus shuttle service will be available to and from the Roosevelt Island and Manhattan Tram stations. Shuttles will begin at 10:00 AM, departing from Roosevelt Island to Manhattan on the hour and returning from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island on the half hour, with the last pick-up at 8:30 PM.

Please allow for additional travel time in anticipation of increased wait times and follow posted directional signage upon exiting the Tram.

The project is expected to last through Winter 2018. For more information, please call 212-832-4540. Thank you.
More info at previous post.

UPDATE 7/24:
This afternoon, I asked RIOC President Susan Rosenthal:
Did the tram station repairs start today?

I'm told they are delayed?

Any update?
Ms Rosenthal replied:
There is no delay. The mobilization and staging was scheduled for today and tomorrow and the actual work begins Wednesday.
... single cabin operation was always slated for Wednesday.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Roosevelt Island F Train Service Disruptions This Afternoon Due To Smoke Condition In 63rd Street Tunnel - FDNY On Scene

According to the MTA:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Gone Fishing - On Roosevelt Island

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports: