Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day - Was That A Heart Shaped Cloud Seen Over Roosevelt Island NYC East River Waterfront?

What a great gift for Valentine's Day - A heart shaped cloud over Roosevelt Island?

It's a wonderful thought, but not really.

Roosevelt Island Residents Working Together To Create, Protect, Restore, Maintain, Our Healthy Natural Habitats For All - It Takes Only One Person To Say I'm Going To Do Something

Roosevelt Island resident and iDig2Learn Founder Christina Delfico reports on the February 12:

Engaged RI: Nature Meet Up for Environmental Understanding continues the conversation with local islanders thanks to Cornell Tech's Opportunity Grant from Cornell University's Office of Engagement Initiatives for a year of planning to promote environmental understanding and boost sustainable practices on Roosevelt Island.
There were many wonderful presentations at the Engaged RI Meet Up on Roosevelt Island natural history, habitat and wildlife (Stay tuned for videos) as well as a presentation by Green Roosevelt Island Neighbors (GRIN) founder Anthony Longo who described:

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend, E Train Service Too - Watch Video Of MTA Presentation On Roosevelt Island Subway Service

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

to and from Manhattan this weekend. E Train Roosevelt Island weekend service too.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Weill Cornell Medicine Postdoc Pub Talk At Roosevelt Island Nisi Restaurant Bridges The Gap Between Scientists And Science Curious, Good Food And Drink Too - Watch Video Of Postdoc Talia Mota Talk On HIV Cure: Captain Of The Immunoligical Space Ship

The Postdoctoral Association of Weill Cornell Medicine hosted their fifth neighborhood Pub Talk event at Roosevelt Island's Nisi Kitchen on Tuesday February 11. According to Post Doc PubTalks:

Postdoc “Pub Talks” are a series of events featuring the research of postdocs from Weill Cornell Medicine designed to engage both fellow researchers and science enthusiasts from around New York City! Presenters discuss what they are doing in the lab and clinic to advance the scientific frontier in biomedical research.

What is a postdoc?? A postdoctoral scholar, or “postdoc” is a temporary mentored research position held by an individual with a doctoral degree. Postdocs engage in research and training that allows them to acquire the professional skills necessary to pursue a related independent career.
The subject of last Tuesday's Postdoc Pub Talk was
The Inflammation Situation: Tales From Immunologists
beginning with Postdoc Heidi Meyer introducing the event, speakers and explained the idea behind the talks is to share ideas about the Postdocs research and to bridge the gap between scientists and the science curious. Also, to have a good time with food and drink.

And a joke from Ms Meyer - What kind of flowers do bacteria like? The answer is ..... Watch the video to find out.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Welcome New Roosevelt Island Resident And Storyteller - You're Invited To The Meth ... Stories You Won't Hear On Public Radio, On Febraury 15

You never know where you may meet an interesting person on Roosevelt Island. While waiting on cashier's line at the new Foodtown supermarket last weekend, I started a conversation with person in front of me about the improvements to the store. Turns out the person,  Teddy Angelus, is a new Roosevelt Island resident and has an interesting story - in fact he is a Storyteller - and invites you to his Storytelling Show.

According to Mr Angelus:


Roosevelt Island Rooftop Bar and Ground Floor Restaurant Opening This Summer At Cornell Tech Graduate Hotel, LA Based Hospitality Team & NYC Natives Med Abrous And Marc Rose Named Operators - We Hope You Turn Space Into Your Living Room Says Graduate Hotel President

Roosevelt Island residents have been eagerly waiting for news on the rooftop bar and ground floor restaurant scheduled to open this summer at the nearly completed Roosevelt Island Graduate Hotel on the Cornell Tech Campus.

Here you go. According to a Graduate Hotel spokesperson:

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly And Elizabeth Bishland's History Making Race Around The World Author Mathew Goodman Recounts Stories Of Famous Trip Presented By Roosevelt Island Historical Society Free Lecture At RI Library Thursday February 13 - You're Invited

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) is hosting a free lecture Thursday evening, February 13, at the NYPL Roosevelt Island branch (524 Main Street) by Mathew Goodman author of the NY Times best seller:

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World

Image From Mathew Goodman

You're Invited To Engaged Roosevelt Island Nature Meet Up For Environmental Understanding Wednesday February 12 - Meet Local Naturalist And Discover Hidden Green Spaces On Roosevelt Island, Take The Survey Too

Engaged Roosevelt Island was formed last year:

... to promote environmental understanding and boost sustainable practices on Roosevelt Island. Throughout the year there will be engagement events to foster collaboration with residents, community groups, schools, building managers, island businesses, RIOC, RIRA and elected officials toward a cleaner and healthier neighborhood.
You're invited to attend the next Engage Roosevelt Island event tomorrow evening, February 12, to hear a presentation by local Roosevelt Island naturalist Jack Burkhalter.

Monday, February 10, 2020

You're Invited To Meet Friendly Roosevelt Island Neighborhood Scientists, Weill Cornell Medicine Postdoc Pub Talk On The Inflammation Situation: Tales From Immunologists Research On HIV Cure And Lung Allergy At Nisi Restaurant February 11

The Postdoctoral Association of Weill Cornell Medicine is hosting their fifth neighborhood Pub Talk event at Roosevelt Island's Nisi Kitchen (559 Main Street) Tuesday February 11.

According to Postdoc Pub Talks:

Come meet your friendly neighborhood scientists! Two researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine will discuss what they are doing in the lab to advance the scientific frontier in immunology research.

Up first, Talia Mota will present "HIV cure: Captain of the Immunological Space Ship". Talia will describe her work looking at a type of cell in the immune system (called a “T cell”) and how it identifies and attacks HIV infection. Her work has important implications towards developing a cure for HIV.

To conclude, Xin Li will present “Exploring gut (fungal mycobiome)-lung allergy crosstalk”. The microbiome is the world of symbiotic fungi and bacteria in the gut. By experimentally changing the microbiome in mice, Xin explores the link between the microbiome and lung diseases like asthma.

All are welcome, we hope to see you there!

Watch video from prior Roosevelt Island Postdoc Pub Talks here and here.