Saturday, December 26, 2020

24 Days Left In Trump Administration Displayed By Long Island City East River Waterfront Countdown Clock Seen Today From Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park

Across the East River from Roosevelt Island, on Long Island City waterfront, is an outdoor digital clock counting the days remaining until the end of the President Donald Trump  nightmare.

Today the clock displayed only 24 days left until end of Trump administration seen from the Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park.

According to the Queens Post

A large digital clock on the Long Island City waterfront makes it clear that President Donald Trump’s days are numbered. The clock located by Anable Basin has been counting down the days until Trump’s term in office comes to an end–and for many residents that day can’t come soon enough. The timepiece was put up on the front of Sound River Studios, located at 4-40 44th Dr., more than three years ago by Matthew Barney, who operates out of the building, along with fellow artists such as Brandon Stosuy....

Click here for the Queens Post story about the Trump Countdown Clock.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Best Wishes For A Roosevelt Island Merry Christmas - Songs From Beacon First Graders, Ramones, RUN DMC, Dropkick Murphy's & Great Big Sea And Chinese Food For Some Too

 Merry Christmas Roosevelt Island.

                                                       Image Of 2019 Roosevelt Island Christmas Holiday Tree

Here's the Roosevelt Island Beacon Program First Graders wishing you all a Merry Christmas during the November 30 2018 Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Despite the Coronavirus Pandemic this year, hope you are having a peaceful and enjoyable day, unlike the Ramones version of a Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)

 Enjoy a Christmas In Hollis with RUN DMC


Something for those who eat Chinese Food on Christmas. A funny satirical video.


 The Dropkick Murphys remind us of loved ones no longer with us this Christmas.

Merry Christmas Everyone,  

from Great Big Sea and Roosevelt Island!

Next year will be BETTER!

Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - Subway, Tram, Ferry And Citibike - Temporary Red Bus Manhattan Shuttle Daily Until Further Notice Due To Tram Elevator Outage Says RIOC

The MTA reports there will be Roosevelt Island F train service to and from Manhattan this weekend. E train service to and from Manhattan from Roosevelt Island too.

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

While we continue to follow social distancing and align our operations with New York Forward guidance, we also continue to incrementally increase the number of passengers permitted on the Tram. Tram capacity will increase on Sunday, November 1st, from 20 to 35 passengers per cabin, and we will continue to assess and gradually increase in phases. 

We understand the need for this mode of transportation, however, the health and safety of our riders and operators are our priority. We appreciate your cooperation.


Due to an elevator service outage at the Manhattan Tram Station, the RIOC Red Bus will provide special shuttle service to and from Manhattan for those with limited mobility. Schedule information is below:


Departs hourly from the Tramway, making all Northbound local stops to Capobianco Field (opposite PS/IS 217). The first trip will depart at 11 AM. Last trip will be at 7 PM.


Departs on the half hour from the Southwest side of 2nd Avenue, between 58th & 59th Street and will make all Southbound local bus stops (starting with 591 Main Street) to the Tramway. The last trip will depart Manhattan at 7:30 PM. Please note, that there is no shuttle bus service from 3 PM – 4 PM daily. 

The Tram Shuttle will run seven days a week until further notice.

Thank you for your patience.

Here's the NYC Ferry Roosevelt Island Astoria Route Schedule which now extends to East 90th street on the Upper East Side. 

Also, Roosevelt Island Citbike docking stations.

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The Roosevelt Island Foodtown Supermarket  

invites you to check out their December 25 - Dcember 31 Weekly Flyer  for Product Offerings, Specials and Sales Items

Click here to visit the Roosevelt Island Foodtown Supermarket web site for online shopping, delivery options, digital coupons, weekly flyer and more.  

Follow Roosevelt Island Foodtown Supermarket on Facebook.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

It's Christmas Eve, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Tonight - On The Roosevelt Island Tram Cabin Sled? Bruce Asks If You've Been Good This Year And Time For Fairytale Of New York With The Pogues And Kristi MacColl

Reports are coming in of Santa Claus sightings from all around the world. You can even follow Santa moment by moment as he travels around the world with the aid of Norad's Santa Tracker.

Santa will arrive on Roosevelt Island in a few hours. When he does, it may be on his specially designed, Reindeer powered, Roosevelt Island Tram Cabin sled.

                                      Roosevelt Island Tram Reindeer Cards from Marty Atkins

 Info on getting your own Roosevelt Island Tram Reindeer memento here.

 Do you remember Santa arriving last year and lighting the Roosevelt Island Tree?

Unfortunately, the Roosevelt Island Tree lighting was cancelled this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

But Santa is still coming.

Hope you've been good this year.

It's Christmas Eve, so time for  Fairytale of New York with the Pogues & Kirsty MacCol

Merry Christmas Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island Saturday Farmers Market Closed This Week And Next, Reopening January 9 - Haki Food Scrap Composting Drop Off Site Will Be Open At Motorgate Plaza And You Can Order Online From Farmers Market Vendor Soup Lady Too

As reported last week, the Roosevelt Island Saturday Farmers Market is closed December 26 and January 2. According to Roosevelt Island Farmers Market operator Israel Wengerd:

We are planning a family trip to Kenya during the Christmas and New Years Holidays to be with our son John who is there with our church drilling wells for people who live out in the villages. (2 year term). 

We will be ... back Saturday January 9 at the Roosevelt Island Farmers Market.

But you still can order your favorite soup online&nbsp from Farmers Market vendor the Roosevelt Island Soup Lady.

Also, the Roosevelt Island Food Scrap Drop Off Site will be open both Saturdays that the Farmers Market is closed on December 26 and January 2. According to the Haki Compost Collective:
While the Roosevelt Island farmers market will be closed the next two weekends, food scrap collection continues! Bundle up and stop by the food scrap drop-off site during our normal hours of 9am to 2pm.

Sponsored Post - Happy Holidays From All Of Us At The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA)

The Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) wishes the Roosevelt Island community Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.

Stay tuned for some forthcoming announcements from RIRA in 2021.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Trapped On Roosevelt Island Today - Subway Signal Problems Strand Riders At Roosevelt Island And Cause Long Lines At Tram Due To 30 Passenger Social Distancing Cabin Limit

Long lines at the Roosevelt Island Tram this afternoon were caused by subway riders stranded on Roosevelt Island because of signal problems at the Roosevelt Island F train subway station.

Subway passengers were stranded on Roosevelt Island looking for a way off.
Some tried the Roosevelt Island Tram which caused long lines due to the 30 passenger social distancing limitations per cabin. Reports from residents waiting on line indicate only 1 Tram Cabin was initially operating until the lines grew so long that the second tram cabin was put in service.

Sponsored Post - Happy Holidays To The Roosevelt Island Community From The Wildlife Freedom Foundation, Dedicated To Preservation And Conservation Of Wildlife And Their Habitats

The Wildlife Freedom Foundation wishes Happy Holidays to the Roosevelt Island community


Inspiring Preservation And Conservation of Wildlife And Their Habitats!

At the Wildlife Freedom Foundation, we believe in a future where people and animals can and will live in harmony. Let’s respect and protect our environment: let’s celebrate the value of compassionate co-existence with wildlife. The Wildlife Freedom Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization formed for the purpose of protecting and conserving wildlife and rescuing and caring for abandoned and stray animals in NYC.

Among other causes, we work: to control and reduce the population of stray cats in NYC through the “Trap-Neuter-Release” and get them adopted when possible; to provide permanent care for abandoned and/or not adoptable cats; to advocate to prevent and end ALL forms of cruelty towards animals. 

Please like our Facebook page for more updates!

Please help us to protect NYC Wildlife!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Happy Holidays From The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association - No RIDA Food Pantry Christmas And New Year's Day, Returns January 8 - If You Or Someone You Know Is In Need Of Food During Holidays Please Contact RIDA, They Will Try To Help

The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) through it's free food delivery program and food pantry has been providing free food to our community during the Coronoavirus Pandemic since this past spring.  RIDA President Wendy Hersh wishes everyone Happy Holidays

and reports:

There will be no RIDA food pantry on Fridays December 25th and January 1st. We will resume on Friday January 8th. If anyone is in dire need of food during that time we will try to accomodate you. Day & time to be announced... We wish you a very Happy Holiday 

If you or someone you know is in need of food during the Holidays, please email Wendy Hersh or contact through the RIDA Facebook page.

Here's Ms Hersh on the Roosevelt Island Food Pantry.

Sponsored Post - Roosevelt Island Seasons Greeting From The Island House Team - Cheers To The New Year, A New Start In 2021

Rooosevet Island Seasons Greeting From The Island House Team

Cheers To The New Year, A New Start In 2021

Click here to learn more about Island House Co-op availabilities. 

SPONSORED POST - Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Wishes Roosevelt Island Community Happy Holidays And Wonderful New Year- Take A Virtual Lego Train Tour And Learn More About The Park

"In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.” 
Franklin D. Roosevelt October 2, 1932 

The Four Freedoms Park Conservancy wishes Roosevelt Island community Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park is the first memorial dedicated to the former President in his home state of New York. Located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City, it is the last work of the late Louis I. Kahn, an iconic architect of the 20th century. The Park celebrates the Four Freedoms, as pronounced in President Roosevelt's famous January 6, 1941 State of the Union speech: freedom of speech & expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. 
 The PBS Channel 13 Treasures of New York. program profiled the FDR Four Freedoms Park in this video 


and you can take a fantastic virtual tour of the FDR Park on this Express Lego Train.

 Learn more about the Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park and visit in person:
 Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park open to the Public 9am-5pm daily; closed Tuesdays & December 25

Monday, December 21, 2020

Sponsored Post - Happy Holidays Roosevelt Island From The Sanctuary - We Look Forward To Serving Your Private Events And Wedding At The Sanctuary

Happy Holidays Roosevelt Island From The Sanctuary.

 We Look Forward To Serving You, Private Events, Wedding At The Sanctuary

Take A Virtual Tour Around Roosevelt Island Promenade By Bicycle After Snowstorm

Click on full screen icon at bottom right of video for better view.

Sponsored Post - Happy Holidays From Cornell Tech, Wishing Our Neighbors On Roosevelt Island A Joyous Holiday Season And A Healthy, Safe & Prosperous New Year - Tech Cafe Open This Week Until Wednesday With All Day Brunch Omelot Bar, Holiday Gift Cards Available Too

Happy Holidays From Cornell Tech

Wishing all our neighbors on Roosevelt Island a joyous holiday season and a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year. 

The Cafe and Parliament will be closed December 24 - January 3. 

The Cafe and Parliament are open daily 8am - 5 pm. December 21-23. 

The Cafe will feature an all-day brunch omelet bar.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Unique Holiday Gifts Available At Local Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitors Center Kiosk - Open Monday To Thursday This Week Before Christmas

Are you still looking for some last minute Holiday Gifts? Check out the Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) Visitors Center Kiosk for some unique items and help support our local merchants..

According to RIHS President Judy Berdy:


More Holiday gift ideas at the RIHS Visitors Center Kiosk.