Saturday, September 23, 2017

Long Lines Greet Roosevelt Island BubbleCool Bubble Tea Cafe Soft Opening Today, Try It Out - They're Hiring Too

Long lines greeted

the soft opening

of Roosevelt Island's newest shop on Main Street today - BubbleCool Bubble Tea Cafe.

The BubbleCool owners told me today the soft opening will continue for the next 10 days and then they will have a Grand Opening.

Bubble Cool plans to to be open daily from 10 AM to Midnight.

It's good to have a new Roosevelt Island retail opening.

Still waiting for Nisi/Trellis, the new Mexican restaurant and Cafe/Panini Bar to open.

Take A Look At Some Of The Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival Murals Painted Today - Wonderful Job By All The Artists

Take a look at some of the Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival murals painted today.

The murals can be seen at Southpoint Park and Rivercross Lawn.

Wonderful job by all the artists.

Roosevelt Island NYC OEM Emergency Preparedness Fair Sunday, September 24 At Firefighters Field - Tips And Info On How To Prepare For Hurricanes And All Types Of Emergencies

The NYC Office Of Emergency Management (NYC OEM) is sponsoring NYC Runs 5K & 10K Squirrels Stampede race on Roosevelt Island happening Sunday September 24 including an Emergency Preparedness Fair.

According to NYC OEM:
It’s National Preparedness Month, and the New York City Emergency Management Department is helping Roosevelt Islanders prepare with a preparedness fair and marathon on Sunday, September 24th. The NYCRUNS 5K&10K races will begin at the Roosevelt Island Tram Station – 405 Main Street – with runners heading north along the Manhattan side of the island, looping around Lighthouse Park, then heading south down the Queens side of the island back to the tram station.

NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Esposito will kick off the marathon, and NYC Emergency Management staff and partners will be teaching New Yorkers to prepare for all types of emergencies. The preparedness fair will feature tips and information about preparing for hurricanes, how to make an emergency plan, how to pack a Go Bag, and more.

National Preparedness Month is a month-long, nationwide campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to promote emergency preparedness and encourage volunteerism. Each September, the NYC Emergency Management Department organizes activities throughout the city and distributes information, host demonstrations, and leads preparedness presentations.
The Roosevelt Island NYC OEM Emergency Preparedness Fair will take at Firefighters Field tomorrow from 8 AM - 11:30 AM.

You can download the new Notify NYC emergency preparedness app
and learn more about hurricane preparedness from NYC OEM.

Friday, September 22, 2017

New Yorkers Helping Puerto Rico Devastated By Hurricane Maria - Roosevelt Island Donations Being Taken At Saturday's Farmers Market Tomorrow

New Yorkers are helping provide disaster relief to Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.

Roosevelt Island residents can help out with donations of needed items at the Farmers Market tomorrow.

According to Help Now NYC:
Donation Relief

Making a financial contribution to a volunteer agency involved in disaster relief is the best way of helping people in need after a disaster.

Donate cash to The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Donations are being accepted for Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Maria.

Currently, the City encourages donation of items that are critically needed for recovery. These items will be delivered to families directly affected by the storm. Below is a list of items New York City is collecting to send to those affected by Hurricane Maria:

Baby food
First aid supplies
Feminine hygiene products

Please note the City is only collecting the items listed above. All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain any liquids of any kind. Open or unsealed donations of food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted. Wet wipes will also not be accepted. Any other items will be kindly returned....

Donations are also needed for the victims of the Mexico earthquake.

Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend, E Train Too But No Tram Elevator Or Chairlift Working - Red Bus Shuttle To Manhattan Running

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

to and from Manhattan this weekend. Also, there will be E Train Roosevelt Island train service to and from Manhattan as well:
E Trains run via the F in both directions between W 4 St and 21 St-Queensbridge
But, there will be no Roosevelt Island Tram elevator or chair lift working this weekend.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Due to the ongoing Tram platform renovation project, the Tram Elevator and Chairlift on the Manhattan Platform will be temporarily out of service on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th. During this time, RIOC’s Transportation Department will provide shuttle bus service to Manhattan and R.I. departing from the Southwest side of 2nd Ave between 58th & 59th Street. Shuttles will leave on the hour from Roosevelt Island and on the half hour from Manhattan beginning at 11 AM. The last shuttle bus will depart from Manhattan at 7:30 PM.

Tram Elevator and Chairlift access on the Manhattan Platform will resume on Monday, September 25th.

We apologize for the inconvenience.
During the September 7 RIOC Board of Directors meeting (full video web cast of meeting here), RIOC President Susan Rosenthal reported on the Tram elevator and chair lift being out of service

this weekend.

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Roosevelt Island Disabled Association Flea Market Saturday, September 23 At Church Plaza, Final Market For Year - Come Browse, See Bargains & Buy

Wendy Hersh reports:

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) Flea Market 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday, September 23, at the Good Shepherd Church Plaza. It's the final Market of the year.

Come browse & see the great bargains.

For more information, please email.

You can also contact Pilar or Lisa at the RI Senior Center Carter Burden Network (546 Main Street)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Gorgeous Photo Of East River Waterfront & NYC Skyline Sunset On Last Night Of Summer Seen From Roosevelt Island

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:

UPDATE 11:30 PM - Also, Earth Wind & Fire Day coming to a close.

Roosevelt Island Retail Update -Riverwalk Swan Nail Salon Closes Shop, BubbleCool Tea & Music Together Opening In The Coming Weeks Say Hudson Companies

The Roosevelt Island Swan Salon Hair and Nail shop in the Riverwalk Southtown complex went out of business today and closed up shop.

According to this sign posted on the store window, the Swan Salon closed because of personal reasons.

I asked the landlord of the space, Hudson Related, if a replacement tenant has been found yet. According to a Hudson Companies spokesperson:
New Swan Hair & Nail will be closing. New Swan proudly served the Roosevelt Island community since 2006 and Hudson & Related would like to wish New Swan all the best in their future endeavors.

In the near future, we look forward to enhancing the retail market to complement our ever evolving and growing community.

In other news, Hudson & Related look forward to the openings of BubbleCool and Roosevelt Island Music Together in the coming weeks.
Unlike the many vacant Roosevelt Island Main Street retail spaces, there has not been an empty Riverwalk store space for many years. Hope Hudson Related finds a new tenant soon.

Any suggestions for new retailers in the space?

Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival Saturday September 23 - A Wonderful Event Painting Murals, Live Music, Dance, Amusements & More Fun

A wonderful Roosevelt Island event returns this weekend. The annual Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival is scheduled for Saturday September 23.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp:
Join us Sat., September 23rd for a free, family-friendly day of art & music at the 2017 Fall for Arts Festival, 11 AM - 4 PM, with a live music performance in Southpoint Park from 4 - 6 PM. Bring your family and friends for an amazing, fun filled day of an artistic showcase of painting, free make-and-take art workshops, face painting and henna designs, and a variety of classes and performances.

The Fall for Arts Festival will take place at Southpoint Park (south of Tram Plaza), on the Lawn South of Rivercross (south of 505 Main Street), and Gallery RIVAA (527 Main Street), with additional activities in Four Freedoms Park.

More info at

This event is presented by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation in partnership with Gallery RIVAA.

Here's an excellent video about the 2015 Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival from Qifan Cheung

and more scenes from the 2015 Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Roosevelt Island Resident Requests Help For Mexico After Devastating Earthquake Yesterday

Horrific tragedy in Mexico yesterday as it was struck by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. According to the NY Times:

Two strong earthquakes, 12 days apart, have shaken Mexico this month, crumpling buildings, sending panicked people into the streets, and together killing hundreds of people who were unable to escape the destruction....
Click here for the full NY Times article.

Roosevelt Island resident Susy del Campo Perea, a Mexican national, asks:
Could you please donate to the Mexican Red Cross that is in need of so many things to help my people, my Mexico where we had 2 earthquakes back to back and where buildings crumble down and are still falling apart?

The images are horrible, places I know.

Mexicans of all sorts, sizes, ages, have been working all day and all night to move every piece of rock to get people out.

Mexico needs you RI!!

Dogs are looking for persons under the rumble of collapsed buildigs. They need to eat.

Citizens with motorcycles are transporting Paramedics, drs and volunteers. They need gas.

We need picks and shovels to keep working.

We need insulin, gauze, sterile water, surgery gloves, working gloves, cribs, diapers.

Buzzfeed reports:
... Water, medicine, and other provisions are needed....
and has more info on how you can help people affected by the Mexican earthquake.

UPDATE 9/21 - NY Times has more on how to help the Mexico earthquake victims.

Build And Fly Your Own Kite In Honor Of International Peace Day & UN General Assembly At Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Saturday, September 23

The Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park (FDR Park) invites you to Build and Fly A Kite to honor International Peace Day and the UN General Assembly. According to the FDR Park:

Let's go a flight a kite!
Saturday, September 23
11am – 4pm

Drop-in to our free kite-making workshops on Saturday at FDR Four Freedoms Park and build your own kite as part of Roosevelt Island's Fall for Arts Festival! In honor of International Peace Day and the UN General Assembly, design your kites with symbols of freedom and peace and then fly them on the great lawn.

12pm – 4pm: Free kite-flying demonstration by acclaimed kite-flier Archie Stewart.
12pm – 1pm: Roosevelt Island branch Library and author Marie Letourneau present a special storytime session at the Park.
1pm – 1:30pm: Real life stories from human rights heroes relating the four freedoms to today’s time.

Activities are free and suitable for all ages. Registration is recommended; drop-in between 11am and 4pm.
More information and registration at the FDR Park web site.

Jane Goodall on International Peace Day.

As Ms. Goodall says, small acts of individual kindness contribute to Peace.

UPDATE 1:30 PM - Former Cornell President David Skorton, who was instrumental in bringing Cornell Tech to Roosevelt Island, and current Secretary of the Smithsonian has an International Peace Day Challenge.

Chabad Of Roosevelt Island Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur High Holiday Schedule - L'Shanah Tova

The Chabad Of Roosevelt Island wish their Roosevelt Island friends and neighbors a happy, healthy and Sweet New Year. Below is the Chabad of Roosevelt Island Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur High Holy Day schedule.

For more information,

contact Chabad of Roosevelt Island

L'shanah tova.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Child Center Of NY Welcomed As New Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Beacon After School Provider With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Yesterday In Schoolyard

The Child Center of New York was welcomed as the new Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 Beacon After School Program provider with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the schoolyard yesterday afternoon.

Celebrating the Child Center of NY PS/IS 217 Roosevelt Island Beacon After School ribbon cutting ceremony on its first day of providing services was NYC Council Member Ben Kallos, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal, Child Center of NY VP of Youth Development Nicholas Ferreira,  PS/IS 217 Principal Mandana Beckman, PS/IS 217 PTA President Erin Olavesen and PS/IS 217 students.

Following the Ribbon Cutting, students asked for and received their own piece of the ribbon as a souvenir.

According to this Press Release from Roosevelt Island NYC Council Member Ben Kallos:
Residents, elected officials, school and program administrators gathered yesterday September 18 at PS/IS 217 to welcome Child Center of NY to Roosevelt Island as the Beacon after-school program provider. In April of 2017, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for providers to offer Beacon after-school programming at the Roosevelt Island school to a growing population of school-aged children on the Island. By mid-summer, DYCD had selected a winner, Child Center of NY. Today the doors to the new Beacon after-school program were opened by Council Member Ben Kallos, Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright and other community leaders including Mandana Beckman Principal at PS/IS 217 where the programming will be held.

The Child Center of NY is based in Queens New York and has been a children’s care provider since 1953. Each year its services reach more than 26,000 children and families across New York City.

The programs and services offered by Child Center of NY are:
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Behavioral Health
  • Health Homes & Family Integrated Care
  • Prevention and Family Support
  • Youth Development
Beacon Youth Programs that will be serviced by Child Center of NY on Roosevelt Island are:
  • Academic Enhancement: Activities designed to help with school, including tutoring, homework help, reading clubs, and financial literacy
  • Life Skills: Activities designed to increase personal responsibility, self-esteem, and confidence.
  • Career Awareness/School to Work Transition: Activities designed to educate young people on career opportunities and assist with the transition to work or higher education
  • Civic Engagement/Community Building: Activities designed to strengthen leadership skills, community awareness, and civic responsibility.
  • Recreation/Health & Fitness: Activities designed to promote healthy lifestyles such as cooking programs and organized sports.
  • Culture/Art: Activities designed to provide students with opportunities to express themselves through music, dance, photography, and drama.

Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Invites Neighbors To Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur High Holiday Services

The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation reports:

Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with your neighbors at the Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation’s High Holiday services.

At the RIJC, the oldest and longest-serving Jewish congregation on the Island, you will find members of all generations worshipping as a progressive, egalitarian and friendly community. Our spiritual leader, Rabbi Leana Moritt, has established a special warmth and, after 10 years here, knows every member and their family.

Erev Rosh Hashanah services will be held on Wednesday evening, September 20th at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary at 548 Main Street, down the stairs marked Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance. Access via elevator is also available through the breezeway at 556 Main Street.

Morning services will be held on Thursday, September 21 at 9:15 am, followed by tashlich at 1:30 pm; we will gather to symbolically relieve ourselves of the past and toss bread into the East River.

Child care is available for children ages two to ten. There will be a children’s service on Thursday, September 21 at 11:00 am.

Second day services will be held on Friday, September 22 at 9:15 am.

As part of Selichot and the preparation for the High Holy Days, Rabbi Moritt dedicated the new white Torah mantles and Ark curtain, which were donated by three congregant families.

 Image From Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation

(Donors of White Torah Mantles and Ark Curtain. Left to right: Steve and Rita Meed, Rabbi Leana Moritt, Jamie Silverstein, Aviva Diamant and Steve Kaufman.)

For more information about the High Holidays and Yom Kippur services on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, worship services and programs throughout the year, please visit for details. You may call Nina Lublin, RIJC president, at 212-688-0003.

We look forward to seeing you for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Shanah tovah u’metukah.
More information available at the RIJC web site.

UPDATE - The Maccabeats 2017 Rosh Hashana video.

SPONSORED POST - Have you heard there’s a new Roosevelt Island Party Planning business in Town?!

Bespoke My Heart is a party/event planning, supplies, and rental boutique now serving Roosevelt Island since July 2017!

Always planning a party in her head way ahead of time, Natalia DiPalma decided to put her skills to good use and venture on a party/event planning business. After months of brainstorming what’s needed in our community, she, and her husband Eric, founded Bespoke my Heart, LLC with a mission to bring new services, products, and the best innovative party and event experiences to our community at an affordable price . . . AND without the need to leave Roosevelt Island!

Serving Children and Families:


With all the changes and advances in child development and play, their goal is to bring a new movement in kids’ party planning/hosting: Imagination Play and STEM parties

“We believe kids parties should be fun, unique, enjoyable events that promote safe and constructive/educational play for children ranging from infant to 10 years of age.” - Natalia DiPalma

Bespoke My Heart offers mobile, unique and interactive parties catered to everyone’s needs: packages range from DIY solutions (“Party-in-a-box”) to an all-included service (“Oh My Heart”) where you don't have to do a thing . . . except show up - of course!  

All of their packages include entertainment, decorations and party rooms on the Island! They can customize everything including:
Invitations Favors Paper Goods Tables Backdrops Balloons Food, Cakes, Deserts and more!

Bespoke My Heart parties are never one-dimensional and the experiences are all equally amazing. There are many options to choose from and each new party is unlike any other one created.  Their mobile play areas are fit for indoor and outdoor spaces,  and  include:

Shop 'Till You Drop! At the Marketplace Build and Fix at the Construction Site S'mores & More at the Campsite Be a Star on the Stage Sensory Table Prince & Princess Dress Up Unicorns and Rainbows Nail Salon Tattoos and Face-painting and much more!


Their “STEM Parties” take core educational concepts from the classroom and apply them to a party atmosphere. The results are amazing! Children have a blast and parents enjoy a more well-behaved and engaged gathering of beautiful young minds. Children can enjoy:

Little Picasso Paint Studio Art Station Play-Doh® Station Little Bakers Build a Robot Mad Scientists Dinosaur Dig and more!


Serving Adults and Businesses:
The fun doesn’t end with Kids Parties. Bespoke My Heart has been building up accounts with the Residential Buildings on the Island to bring fun and creative monthly events to our fellow residents. Look forward to one of their Karaoke Night events coming to a building community room near you in the next few months!

Showers, anniversaries or any party/event can also utilize the services of Bespoke My Heart to bring an added special touch, or even to coordinate the entire event from finding a space, to decorations, favors, catering, rentals and more!

BMH has also been instrumental in working with our new Cornell Tech neighbors, ensuring the opening events have everything they need to be successful.

Bespoke my Heart’s promise is to bring the best party service and affordability without having to leave our wonderful island.

At Bespoke My Heart we put the parts in parties. And our hearts, too!

They still have a few weekends available for outdoor parties!

Contact them at, by emailing or calling 646-397-8730.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Roosevelt Island Ferry Service On Astoria Route Suspended 9:15 AM - 3:40 PM Tuesday, September 19 Due To United Nations General Assembly

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Due to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, service on the Astoria Ferry route will be Suspended between the hours of 9:15 am and 3:40 pm. Astoria service will be restored as of 3:40 pm from pier 11 and 4:05 pm from Astoria

for more information please visit:
Image From NYC Ferry

Wow - Check Out NASA Space Station Photo Of NYC Waterfront And Teeny Tiny Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island looks so tiny from the International Space Station.

The Waterfront Alliance tweets:

NYPD Arrests Man With Semi-Automatic Handgun On Board F Train At Roosevelt Island Subway Station This Morning

A Roosevelt Island tipster reported at about 7 AM this morning:

My husband was just at the subway and said the following: 5 police cars near subway. About 12 cops around one guy, cuffing him, near bench outside subway entrance.
According to the Roosevelt Island Twitterverse:
In response to my inquiry, a NYPD spokesperson replied:
On Monday, September 18, 2017 at approximately 0614 hours there is a report for menacing. At the 169 Street Subway along the “F” line a 36 year-old male had a verbal dispute with a 27 year-old male suspect over seating inside of a subway car. The suspect pointed a semiautomatic handgun at the victim. The suspect was arrested at the Roosevelt Island Subway Station on board a southbound “F” train. The suspect was taken into custody and an unloaded firearm was recovered.



Criminal Possession of a Weapon

The Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department Daily Report described the incident as follows:
9/18/17 – 0632 – 400 Main St. – Suspicious Activity – PSD/NYPD responded. NYPD arrested subject.

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You're Invited To Roosevelt Island NYC Council Member Ben Kallos District Town Hall Tuesday September 19 - Agenda Includes Free Pre-Kindergarten, Sanctuary Cities Services, Fire Safety, MTA Bus Service & More

Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos is hosting his annual 5th District Town Hall September 19 at Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 East 67 Street. According to Council Member Kallos:

Please join me tomorrow, Tuesday, September 19 at 6 pm at our Annual Town Hall. The Town Hall is an opportunity for residents to hear from and ask questions of agencies that make our City run.

Town Hall with Free Reusable Bags
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6PM
Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 East 67th Street

Child care available upon request.
RSVP to reserve your free reusable bag at

This year the agencies in attendance will be:
  • New York City Parks Department - East River Esplanade Construction
  • New York City Fire Department - Fire Safety and Free Smoke Detectors
  • New York City Department of Education - Free Pre-Kindergarten
  • Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs - Sanctuary City Services
Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Bus Service

During the blackout period for the General Election on November 7 we are allowed to send information on certain events. As always, newsletters and events are available on and you can get daily updates by social media at and
I spoke with Mr. Kallos about Roosevelt Island transportation issues following the August 29 inaugural Roosevelt Island Ferry ride. Here's what he had to say.

Mr. Kallos won the September 12 Democratic Party primary for re-election to NYC Council representing the 5th District.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3D Scan Photos Of Roosevelt Island Tram & 4 Freedoms Park FDR Head - Play Around With The Images, It's Fun

Very interesting photos of Roosevelt Island Tram and Four Freedoms Park FDR Head. According to Alban:

... I took the Roosevelt Island Tramway for the first time, great trip offering a great view over Manhattan and Brooklyn.

This Tramway was made by Poma, a French company :)

The scan isn’t great because I only had a 180° angle to shot it; and only from under. Pretty happy with how it turned out. About 35 pics processed on Recap360.
The sculpture is embedded in a square concrete sculpture so I wasn’t able to get the back. Still a decent result for only 29 pictures facing the sun. Processed with Recap 360
Play around with the images. It's fun.