Friday, April 27, 2018

Apartment Fire At Roosevelt Island Manhattan Park Hi Rise This Afternoon - Large Number Of FDNY And NYPD On Scene

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reported at 5:35 PM:

Due to NYPD/FDNY activity. Expect delays in the vicinity of the Manhattan Park area.
Nycfire reported a fire at Manhattan Park's 10 River Road:
A Roosevelt Island tipster

shares these photos

of the 10 River Road fire today.

RIOC Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson adds:
... there was an apartment fire in an upper level apartment that faces Main Street. There is a large number of fire and police on the scene.
According to NYC
Under Control. - 18:00

Duration: 44 min.
Will update when more info available.

UPDATE 8 PM - Another view.

UPDATE 10:40 PM - RIOC Public Information Officer Alonza Robertson provides an update:
There was a fire this afternoon on the 9th floor of 10 River Road at the Manhattan Park residential complex on Main Street on Roosevelt Island at 5:30 p.m.

Some 25 FDNY and NYPD emergency vehicles responded to the incident. The cause of the fire appears to be electrical.

There were no reported injuries in the apartment nor in the rest of the building. The tenant was not home at the time of the fire, however there was a cat in the apartment that died due to apparent smoke inhalation, said Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation Public Safety Director Jack McManus.

Both inbound and outbound traffic to Roosevelt Island was frozen for one hour, McManus said.

Additionally, the area around Manhattan Park, as well as the area in front of NYC PS/IS 217, was traffic gridlocked due to the responding emergency vehicles blocking Main Street in both directions. Island bus service was affected as well.

The FDNY and NYPD first responders began leaving the Island at 6:45 p.m. Island buses were back in service picking up passengers 20 minutes later.

Island traffic (inbound and outbound) resumed without delay by 7:30 p.m., McManus said.

You're Invited To Celebrate International Jazz Day At Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA Sunday April 29 - Come Enjoy Jazz Jam Session From A Diverse, International Group Of Musicians

Celebrate International Jazz Day at Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA Sunday April 29. According to Gallery RIVAA:

Dear all,

Gallery RIVAA is proud to celebrate the International Jazz Day on Sunday, April 29th, from 2pm to 6pm.

This event is all about sharing, collaborating, and celebrating this amazing International art form that originated in the USA.

So, come and join us on Sunday, April 29th from 2pm to 6pm at Gallery RIVAA.
Date: April 29th, 2018
Time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: Gallery RIVAA, 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
Resident and musician Susheel Kurien

is curating and playing in the Roosevet Island International Jazz Day Celebration. Mr. Kurien reports:
Gallery RIVAA will host its second annual International Jazz Day Celebration - Jam Session on Sunday April 29th as part of the world wide celebration of International Jazz Day.

Last year was a tremendous success when on April 30th,2017 we celebrated, for the first time International Jazz Day on Roosevelt Island at Gallery RIVAA- the home of art (and now Jazz) on Roosevelt Island.

This was a true jam session format, and lineups kept rotating all evening.. We had about 15 musicians that came (representing the world ) and included folks whose origins included exotic international locations such as Detroit , Texas, Indiana, Astor Place NY, Argentina , France via italy , Brooklyn, Japan, Madagascar, the UK, the Russian Federation, India and more !

- Truly International ! and inspiring.

Jazz is international music that has no boundaries and has the power to bind us together, not divide. it speaks a universal language and to universal truths. There has been no war that has been fought over jazz (except over too many beers while arguing Ron Carter over Jaco, or post-bop vs swing!).
Check out the scene

 Picture From Imagemusafir

 from last year's Roosevelt Island International Jazz Day Celebration. More pictures and video performance here.

Enjoy International Jazz Day Concert on TV from Havana tonight
and live on Roosevelt Island Sunday, April 29 at Gallery RIVAA.

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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.

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Roosevelt Island Seniors Association General Meeting Monday April 30 -New Members Encouraged To Attend And Learn About RISA

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA) President Barbara Parker reports:

Roosevelt Island Senior Association
General Members Meeting
Monday, April 30th - 7pm-8:30pm
546 Main Street - Community Center

Topics of Discussion
Board of Directors Nominations and June Election
Financial and organizational updates

Setting up the organization for a successful and busy future

Moving Forward

Community Engagement Matters, now, more than ever!
We genuinely want to hear from our current membership about your ideas for the future of RISA

The RISA Board encourages prospective
new members to join us

This Meeting is Open to the Public
Confirm your attendance -

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Visitor Makes A Very Well Done Short Travel Documentary On Roosevelt Island - A Welcome Escape From Hustle And Bustle Of Manhattan

According to The World Is One:
The Roosevelt Island Tramway which has been in operation since 1976. It is one of the attractions for tourists in New York. Roosevelt Island is tiny river island surrounded by the East River flowing between the Boroughs of Manhattan and Queens.

This island was known for its hospitals and prisons during the 19th Century and was called "the Welfare Island". Today, it is largely a residential island. Although the Island is part of the Borough of Manhattan, it is distinct from Manhattan in many ways. Roosevelt Island is a quiet place with a minimal commercial centres and restaurants and hardly any traffic. But it is cosmopolitan in nature and is home to people of several nationalities, many of whom work at the United Nations. It is known for affordable housing, parks for children, plenty of greenery and picturesque views of New York from all sides. One of the attractions is the leisurely walk around the entire island during which you can see the Lighthouse, The Octagon Tower, ruins of the Smallpox Hospital, the Blackwell House and the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Roosevelt Island is indeed a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan!
Nicely Done.