Saturday, December 2, 2017

Join Astronomer For Roosevelt Island Solar Observing And Supermoon Viewing Sun-Day December 3 At Firefighters Field

Join amateur astronomer Kuiper Kat  tomorrow for some solar observing and Supermoon viewing Sunday, December 3 at Roosevelt Island's Firefighters Field. According to Kuiper Kat:
Join Kuiper Kat's Astronomy for a full day of observing at Roosevelt Island!

We'll start off with solar observing, then end the day with some stargazing, leading into the last Supermoon of 2017!

Solar observing will be from 1pm-3pm with stargazing from 5pm-8pm.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Roosevelt Island tram onto Roosevelt Island. Firefighters Field will be to the right, as you exit. We will be near the entrance of the park.
May not have been a Supermoon, but I saw a pretty big moon last night.
UPDATE 12/3:
Check here for latest info.

UPDATE 10:45 PM:

Shop the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitors Kiosk For Holiday Gifts, All Kinds Of Items For Everyone - Open Daily Except Tuesday

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) Visitors Center Kiosk

Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitors Kiosk Image From Judy Berdy

has some great new and classic items available to purchase. Stop by the Visitors Center Kiosk to check them  out for yourself or as a Holiday Gift. Your gift will also help support the good work by the RIHS.

More RIHS merchandise here.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Countdown Clock Arrives At Roosevelt Island F Train Subway Station

Janet Falk reports that MTA Countdown Clocks

have finally made it to the Roosevelt Island F Train Subway Station.

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Gallery RIVAA Opening Reception For Connections Exhibit This Weekend & Holiday Art Fair Next Weekend

Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA is hosting an opening reception for the new exhibition Connections on Saturday, December 2. According to Gallery RIVAA:

Gallery RIVAA is pleased to invite you to the opening reception of the new exhibition CONNECTIONS on Saturday, December 2nd from 6-9pm @Gallery RIVAA.

P.S. - There will also be a Holiday Art Fair on December 9th and 10th from 11am to 5pm where individual RIVAA artists will be selling their artwork.

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 2, 6-9 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2017 - January 28, 2018
Location: 527 Main Street, New York, NY 10044

UPDATE 12/2:

Roosevelt Island's Former Trellis Diner Re-Opening As Nisi Restaurant Monday December 4 After 3 Year Renovation - Check Out The New Lunch Menu

Reported earlier this week that the former Roosevelt Island Trellis Diner will re-open Monday December 4 as the new Nisi Restaurant.

Image Of Trellis/Nisi Owners Kaie & Alex Razaghie

You saw the new breakfast menu, here's the lunch menu.

Nisi Lunch

Small Plates

Buffalo Calamari 12

Fried Feta w/ honey & sesame seeds 8

Hot & Sweet Chicken Lollipops 10

Beet Carpaccio 9

Saganaki 8

Shrimp Scampi Dumplings 12

Grilled Octopus 14

Pork Belly Croquettes 10

Buffalo Wings 9

Yellowtail Ceviche 12

Steak & haloumi sushi rolls 13

Mussels 9

Clams Oreganato 12

Nisi Nachos 8

Soup of the day Small 4 · Large 6

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Long Time Roosevelt Island Resident Mercedes (Cookie) Lugo Passed Away, Celebration Of Her Life Sunday, December 3 At RI Senior Center - Think Of Cookie As You Look Up At The Empire State Building

It is with a heavy heart that we must say goodbye to another island angel. Mercedes (Cookie) Lugo has been a staple in our community since 1976. Moving here from the Bronx with her 2 boys Joey and Eric was a huge step for her, but she was open to this brand new adventure. She quickly made friends and embraced her new island life. Volunteering for the cub scouts, Special Olympics, and various events came natural to her, as she was such a giving person. She was even a little league coach. Her famous line was, “ A Walk Is As Good As A Hit!” which she would yell from the dugout. After making Roosevelt Island her new home, she gave birth to her 3rd child Fabian who completed the trio. She was so proud of her 3 sons, and made sure that everyone knew it.

Cookie worked for GMAC for 18 years then moved on to work for Marino and Piltz Physical Therapists where she later retired. However, she really never stopped working. Mercedes spent the majority of her time doing volunteer work at the Senior Center. Basically, she never stopped moving, always on the go. According to her mother Sophia, Cookie was never home. The phone rang constantly and people would ask is Cookie home? Sophia would respond, “Siempre en la calle” translated to always in the street. Mercedes rarely stayed indoors and loved to roam around the island on her bicycle, relax on the meditation steps, fish, plant in the garden, get involved in anything or everything. Moving to another place was never an option for her. She would always say, “ I love my little island.”

Baila! Baila! Baila! They didn’t call her the dancing lady for nothing. Wherever there was good music playing, Cookie was right there, front and center, dancing and getting everyone involved in the entertainment. She was truly the life of the party! Mercedes’ fearless nature and giving heart made her a beautiful woman with the biggest smile.

Mercedes’ favorite building in New York City was the Empire State Building, which she could see from her bedroom and living room windows. So, we ask of you, the next time you take a look at the Empire State building, think of Cookie as a bright light that will forever shine in our hearts.

Please come and join our family and friends in a celebration of her life at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center, 546 Main Street on Sunday, December 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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, November 30, 2017

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association Holiday Flea Market Saturday December 2 At Good Shepherd Chapel - Check It Out

The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association invites you to their Holiday Flea Market Saturday December 2.


The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association

Holiday Flea Market

Shop for the holidays; old & new merchandise

Saturday December 2

9am to 4pm

Chapel of the Good Shepherd
543 Main Street
Lower level

Tables $20 each
…Tables are limited…

Contact Wendy at for information or to reserve a table

Roosevelt Island Youth Program Soccer League Celebrates End Of Season With Exciting Championship Games And Thanks Coaches, Players & Volunteers For Support

Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) Executive Director Charlie Defino reports:

The Roosevelt Island Youth Program is proud to celebrate the culmination of another great season for the Roosevelt Island Youth Fall Competitive Recreational Soccer Program.

We had over 400 youth participate for the fourth consecutive year, special thanks to Andrey Chichagov, RIYP's staff sports coordinator and his assistant Franz Enama for another competitive season.

We also want to thank “The Legend” Tommy Howlin for his 25th season with our very successful instructional Kinder Kickers program for 5- and 6-year-olds.
Mr. Defino shares these scenes from the November 18 RIYP Championship games:
Moment before the lone goal in the Sophomore championship game,  

Sophomore award ceremony

Assistant coaches rewarding Head Coach Amir Ghirani with a card,

Championship Sophomore team,

Players shaking hands after the New England Revolution won 2-0 over the Portland Timbers in the Minors Championship Game,

Juniors Los Angeles championship team

Photos by Roy Frank, Masayo Ogawa and Taj Young

You're Invited To Let's Eat RI Presented By Cornell Tech Remaking The City Class Students Friday December 1 - Remaking The City Class Seeks To Make Roosevelt Island An Innovation Partner With Cornell Tech

Cornell Tech student Cameron Boroumand reports:

I am part of Tapan Parikh's Remaking the City class

My group is hosting an event at the Cornell Tech cafe with the goal of bridging our student body with the Roosevelt Island community. Multiple Roosevelt Island restaurants will be offering small treats so students can get a taste of the variety of foods the Island has to offer. We will also be playing Christmas music and hope to have some activities including arts and crafts at the event.

We’ve named the event “Let’s Eat RI” and will hold it this Friday (12/1) in the Cornell Tech cafe from 2-5pm. We’re hoping to attract people from all over Roosevelt Island.

Cornell Tech Remaking The City class professor Tapan Parikh is also a Roosevelt Island resident and a Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council member.

According to the Remaking The City syllabus:
This workshop-based service learning course will engage students in participatory design projects that use technology to re-imagine community services and infrastructure in urban contexts. Teams of 2-3 students will be paired with individuals and organizations working on Roosevelt Island and elsewhere in the city, to learn and apply user-centered and participatory design methodologies towards important challenges facing the city and its inhabitants....
During the November 27 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Town Hall Meeting
Professor Parikh described his Remaking the City Course including these Roosevelt Island projects being worked on by the Cornell Tech students:
  • Garden Club Green Space Map application,
  • Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance web site revamping,
  • Roosevelt Island mapping for RIOC,
  • Web literacy for Seniors and the community,
  • Ride sharing for seniors to access medical services
  • Improving food and retail opportunities for Roosevelt Island
  • RIHS Logo and banner to represent new things happening on the Island
The goal of the class is to make Roosevelt Island an innovation partner with Cornell Tech.

Watch this video of Professor Parikh's full presentation on Remaking the City. It's fascinating.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wow - Roosevelt Island Seen From Way Up High On The International Space Station

The Twitterverse reports:

Here's the view of NYC area including Roosevelt Island

seen from the International Space Station today.
Did you see the Space Station? Look at top of the video.

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Roosevelt Island Newspaper Main Street WIRE Commences Legal Proceedings Against Roosevelt Island Daily News Web Site - Allegations Include Improper Use Of Email List And Defamation

The Roosevelt Island community is fortunate, in my view, having three local media sources to cover and opine on various issues facing our neighborhood - the Main Street WIRE, Roosevelt Island Daily

and Roosevelt Islander Online.

However, rather than reporting on Roosevelt Island news,  the WIRE and Daily are now making news.

On November 10, the WIRE and publisher Briana Warsing filed a lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court against the Roosevelt Island Daily and publisher David Stone. The allegations in the WIRE/Warsing complaint include improper use of an email list and various defamatory statements allegedly by Daily/Mr. Stone.

Below is an excerpt from the complaint:

... 15. Prior to the spring of 2016, Defendant Stone worked as a freelance contributor to the The Main Street WIRE.

16. In the spring of 2016, Defendant Stone engaged in discussions to take over the The Main Street WIRE as publisher, replacing the retiring editor, Dick Lutz (“Lutz”)

17. During the course and in furtherance of the discussions identified above, Stone requested disclosure of the Wire Bulletin List. Lutz shared the Wire Bulletin List with Stone with the understanding that Stone only use the Wire Bulletin List in furtherance of the business of Plaintiff WIRE.

18. A satisfactory arrangement could not be reached between Defendant Stone and Plaintiff Wire.

19. On April 13, 2016, Defendant Stone informed Plaintiff Wire via e-mail that he was “moving on”.

20. On April 16, 2016, Defendant Stone sent an e-mail to all people and business on Wire Bulletin List to announce that Stone was starting a competing business, i.e. Defendant, Roosevelt Island Daily.

21. On April 25, 2017, Lutz, on behalf of Plaintiff Wire, provided written demand to Defendant Stone to cease and desist use of the Wire Bulletin List for his own purposes. Defendant Stone provide written refusal on April 25, 2017, stating that Lutz, “[a]s a 77 year old man, [has] a lot of growing up to do”.

22. Bulletin List:
On November 12, 2016, Stone conceded improperly retaining and using the Wire Bulletin List:
The email list [the Wire] claims I don't have ‘permission to use’ was already in use before our deal with the WIRE collapsed. Lutz gave it to me, along with detailed instructions on how to upload it to my own account.

The reason he did was because I wanted to restart the Alerts that he'd dropped months before after reducing full time activities with the WIRE. Warsing had not picked them up.

I picked up the list and began sending Alerts as a service to the community. No one paid any sort of sponsorship. It was just a good thing to do. So, why should that not continue after my deal with the WIRE ended?

23. Defendants Stone and Daily acknowledged on August 19, 2017 that the Wire Bulletin List was created by the Wire:
“[the] mailing ... did not originate with The Daily. It's a list compiled from residents who wanted to receive community alerts from the former Main Street WIRE... Our active list is roughly 90% subscribers who started out with the WIRE.

24. In August of 2017, after the termination of negotiations between Stone and Lutz, and after the creation of Defendant Daily by Stone, plaintiff Warsing was appointed the Editor in Chief of The Main Street WIRE.

25. Thereafter, Stone began to systemically and repeatedly attack Warsing, the Wire and anyone associated therewith with false and misleading allegations of racisms, sexual misconduct, and lack of professionalism. ...
You can read the entire Complaint at bottom of post.

I asked Roosevelt Island Daily Publisher David Stone if he wished to comment. Mr. Stone replied:
First, I was surprised by the WIRE’s claims of defamation because no one connected with the newspaper has ever complained about the factual accuracy of anything I’ve written, not even once. When I heard about their concerns, I immediately informed them that I’d be eager to correct, retract and publicly apologize for any factual errors. Most newspapers have practices like that, as mine does, and had the WIRE ever complained, I’d have taken it seriously. They didn’t, even after I offered.

What all this appears to be is an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment by a financially stronger competitor seeking to silence criticism by dragging them into expensive litigation. It’s made even worse — and potentially embarrassing to the community — by its being driven by a newspaper that exists only because the First Amendment gives them a right to free expression. Even Trump doesn’t do that with CNN, and certainly, the WIRE has every right and a broad platform to defend itself and counter criticism. Resnick, Lutz and Warsing chose litigation instead. The Roosevelt Island community can reach their own conclusions about that.

They may be successful. The Roosevelt Island Daily is a financially borderline community service online newspaper. We simply don’t have the resources to fight the WIRE’s backers, including at least one well-heeled nonresident. But they don’t seem interested in any other course of action.

The WIRE and Warsing have also complained about a mailing list Dick Lutz gave me for the purposes of sending out alerts. Because it was filled with duplicates, stale and uninterested addresses, I haven’t used it in a year and a half, but I do not agree that I have no right to. The list was given without any strings attached, and there was no agreement about limitations. Moreover, as I’ve explained, I was never a WIRE employee and never finalized any commitment with the WIRE, although I was willing to until they backed out. The transfer happened while negotiations were ongoing. Later, Dick along with Jack Resnick and Briana Warsing decided not to honor the terms under which we’d been working together. I was saddened when that happened, but I don’t see how that gives the WIRE retroactive rights they never claimed at the time. The list itself is not only stale and outdated but also unused by the WIRE. Why they would want to prevent Roosevelt Island residents from getting daily alerts on transportation, weather and news is beyond me.

They have also complained about my encouraging businesses and their customers to consider what they investing in when their money goes to the WIRE. That’s a reasonable suggestion, I think, and conditioned on specific actions by the WIRE that I sincerely believe were detrimental to the community. Again, people can decide for themselves. Print media everywhere is bleeding advertisers, as you well know, because it’s not considered an effective way to reach customers. I can’t change that nor should I be expected to protect the WIRE against its own practices that hurt community members and institutions. If a business or a resident disagrees with me, nothing stops them from supporting the WIRE.

I can’t see how any of this reflects well on Dick Lutz, Jack Resnick, Briana Warsing or the WIRE or why they’re so concerned about this much smaller competitor that they’d attack the First Amendment in a way that has never been done before in America.
I asked Main Street Wire Publisher Briana Warsing for comment. Ms. Warsing replied:
As provided in the complaint, we are simply seeking redress from defamatory comments and theft of property and are not seeking to limit any rights under the First Amendment. We would prefer a private resolution without court intervention, though the other side, to date, seems uninterested.
Below is the Complaint.

Click here for better view to read the complaint.

UPDATE 11/30 - From the Twitterverse:
The Roosevelt Island Daily publisher has more today including:
I haven't seen the complaint Main Street WIRE attorney Marc Jonas Block filed against me and the Daily in Supreme Court. Others have, including other local media. Word spread around Roosevelt Island....
Click here for full article.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Great News, Roosevelt Island's Former Trellis Diner Re-Opening As Nisi Restaurant Monday December 4 After 3 Year Renovation - Check Out The New Breakfast Menu

The day that Roosevelt Island residents worried would never arrive will occur on Monday, December 4. The former Trellis Diner, a second home for many Roosevelt Islanders, will re-open that morning as the Nisi Restaurant after being closed three years for renovations.

I spoke today with Nisi father and son owners Kaie & Alex Razaghie

who are very excited to present their new Nisi restaurant to the Roosevelt Island community.

Nisi will be open 7 days a week, 7 AM - 11 PM and will serve separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus emphasizing fresh food and quality cooking.

Take a look at the new Roosevelt Island Nisi Breakfast Menu and stay tuned in the next few days for the new Nisi Lunch and Dinner menus too.

Nisi Breakfast Menu

Omelet Your Way – Choose up to 4 ingredients 11
  • Meats – Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Turkey Bacon or Sausage
  • Veggies – Spinach, Tomato, Onion, Mushroom, Bell Pepper
  • Cheese – American, Cheddar, Mozzaralla, Feta, Halloumi, Goat Cheese
Nisi Omelet – Herbed asparagus, garlic, cream cheese, tomato & parsley 12

California Omelet – Avocado, aged cheddar topped w/ picco de gallo 11

Three Eggs Any Style – Served with Home Fries, or Grits & Biscuit 7

Eggs Benedict – Poached eggs, peppered Canadian bacon over a biscuit smothered in Hollandaise sauce 11

Country Benedict – Fried boneless chicken on a biscuit w/ aged cheddar bacon & sausage gravy 13

Fish out of Water – Smoked salmon, hardboiled egg, red onion, tomato, cucumber ribbons, on a potato pancake w/ dill & caper infused mayo 15

Bird on Board – Fresh fried chicken & Parmigiano rosemary waffles w/ a maple butter syrup 16

Southern Shrimp & Grits – Cheddar Grits topped with sautéed Shrimp and bacon 15

Avocado Toast Sliders – Three different sliders in one plate - Lemon guacamole w/ tomatoes & a nutty pesto drizzle\Smoked Salmon & pickled red onions \ Bacon & hardboiled egg 13

Breakfast Burger – Homemade Sausage patty, thick cut bacon, fried egg, sausage gravy on a biscuit 13

Nisi Breakfast Tacos- Scallion bacon pancakes filled with scrambled eggs, pickled red onion and radish, parmigiano, and cilantro garnish 11

Chorizo Breakfast Wrap – Scrambled eggs, chorizo, potato & cheese w/ a tomato salsa 8

Mediterranean Wrap – Feta, tomato & olive omelet 7

Farro Breakfast Bowl – Farro, Greek yogurt, avocado, spinach, hardboiled egg, fire kissed tomato 11

Super Bowl – Home fries, grits, chunks of bacon & ham, cheddar, sausage gravy, sour cream and eggs 13

Pancakes – Original 8 Multigrain 9 Cinnamon Swirl 9 Nutella & Banana Stuffed 12 Red Velvet 11

Waffles – Original 8 Multigrain 9 Parmigiano Rosemary 10 Candied Bacon & Walnut 12 Smores 12

French Toast – Origianl 8 Crème Brulee 12 Cap’n Crunch 11 Blueberry Walnut stuffed French Toast 14


Bacon, Ham, or Sausage 4.5

Turkey Bacon or Sausage 5

Thick Cut Bacon or Homemade Sausage patty 6

Edamame Sweet Potato Hash 6.5

Hand Cut French Fries 5

Hand Cut Sweet Potato French Fries 5.5

Grits or Home fries 4

Winter’s Fruit Salad 5.5

Corned Beef Hash 5.5

Skirt Steak 15

Cheese Fries 6.5

Onion Rings 5.5

Hot Oatmeal or Greek Yogurt – With choice of three – Apple, Strawberry*, Pear, Banana, Pomegranate*, Raisins, Granola, Almonds, Walnuts, Pine nuts*, Sesame, Pumpkin seeds, Brown sugar, Honey 5

Coffee 2 · Tea 2 · Herbal Tea 3 · Espresso 2 · Latte 3.5 · Cappuccino 3.5 · Mochaccino 4.5 · Nutella Cappuccino 5 · Hot Chocolate 2.5 · Nutella Hot Chocolate 5

Cold Coffee Bar - Iced coffee 3 · Freddo Espresso 4.5 · Freddo Cappuccino 4.5 · Iced Mochaccino 5 · Freddo Nutella Cappuccino 5 · Iced Tea 2.5

Juice - Orange · Grapefruit · Cranberry · Tomato · Milk · 2.5 · Chocolate Milk 3
Welcome back Kaie and Alex - You were missed.

Looking forward to the opening of Nisi and Good luck!!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Roosevelt Island Residents Lynn & Teresa Shore-Shourds Producing Off Broadway Show Friends! The Musical Parody - Check It Out

Husband and wife Roosevelt Island residents Lynn and Teresa Shore-Shourds are currently producing an off-Broadway musical parody

of the very popular TV sitcom Friends.

Lynn Shore introduces us to Friends! The Musical Parody:
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody has opened off-Broadway to standing ovations and sold out shows. 

It was fun putting this show together. My wife Teresa and I worked with the parody kings, Bob and Tobly McSmith to create a very funny and clever script. Adding in superb music from Assaf Gleizner and topping it off with amazing staging from Director Paul Stancato, this show is being well received by audiences and critics alike. In fact, my favorite quote is from Theater Life; 'Friends! The Musical Parody will make you laugh so hard your face will hurt, your eyes will tear, and you’ll be ready to come back and see it over and over again.’ You can read the entire review here.

"FRIENDS! The Musical Parody was rehearsed right here on Roosevelt Island downstairs in the big room at Good Shepard Church. So, there’s a great chance Islanders heard them or saw them milling about the island eating at Subway, or Wholesome Foods. The cast and crew really enjoyed relaxing and eating on the meditation steps."

Image From Russ Rowland

The show was recently featured on NBC's New York Live.

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is playing at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street. To find out more information about the show and to purchase tickets please visit

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