Saturday, December 11, 2021

Hawk Chasing Pigeons For Lunch Flies Into Side Of Roosevelt Landings Building And Falls Onto Middle Of Main Street This Afternoon - Roosevelt Island Rushes To Help The Injured Hawk

Roosevelt Island residents and Public Safety Officers standing in the vicinity of Nisi Restaurant at about 3 PM this afternoon were shocked, amazed and surprised to hear a very loud "Plopping" sound and then saw that a Hawk fell from the sky in the middle of Main Street. 

Fortunately, the hawk did not fall on anyone but was stunned and unable to fly away, occasionally shaking one of it's wings.  

A Roosevelt Island Public Safety Officer said that the Hawk was chasing some pigeons for lunch, flew into side of the Roosevelt Landings building and fell to the ground on Main Street. The Roosevelt Island Public Safety Officers did a great job directing Main Street traffic making sure the hawk was not run over by cars and immediately called Wildlife Freedom Foundation President Rossana Ceruzzi to aid the injured hawk. Ms Ceruzzi is a NY State Wildlife Animal Rehabilitator.

As Ms Ceruzzi approached the hawk, it flew away but very low to the ground and hit a store window before flying away again to the top of the Nisi Restaurant storefront.

Ms Ceruzzi, with the help of Roosevelt Island Public Safety and Grounds crew, climbed up a ladder trying to aid the injured hawk.
After a few more minutes the hawk was able to fly up, up and away without hitting any buildings.

Ms Ceruzzi explains that the hawk received a concussion when colliding with the building but recovered and was able to fly away.
Today's Roosevelt Island Historical Society newsletter has a picture of what may be the hawk 
scouting for food from a Rivercross Terrace.

Unique Holiday Gifts Available At Roosevelt Island Senior Center Pop Up Market This Weekend, Delicious International Food Too - Open Sunday 11 AM To 4 PM, Stop By And Take A Look

The Carter Burden Network Roosevelt Island Senior Center invites you to do some of your Holiday Shopping at their Pop-Up market tomorrow (546 Main Street)

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) President gave us a tour today and shows off some of the Pop Up Market vendors.

Stop by tomorrow, take a look and pick up some unique gifts for your family and friends. Try out the food too. I hear it's delicious.

UPDATE 9:30 PM - You can also get free reading glasses courtesy of the Roosevelt Island chapter of the Lions Club.  Jim Luce explains.

Friday, December 10, 2021

MST&DA Wonderful Holiday Musical "The Ghosts All Around You" Opens This Evening Thru Sunday And Next Weekend Too, In Person And Live Streaming, Get Your Tickets Now - Watch A Preview Performed At Holiday Tree Lighting Last Week

The Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) production of The Ghosts All Around You opens this evening at the Roosevelt Island Cultural Center (548 Main Street)

According to MST&DA:

What do Charles Dickens, Nelly Bly, Scrooge and the people of Roosevelt Island all have in common? They will all be appearing live this holiday season on Roosevelt Island! The ghosts of Roosevelt Island will be coming to life to tell a tale in which worlds are interwoven in a gripping and meaningful story of equality, human connection and compassion, just in time for the season of giving! 

Composer and Co-writer, Fadner has been riding a ghostly train of thought similar to the “greatest writer in English history”, Charles John Huffman Dickens. Jonathan Fadner’s driving musical score ranges from totally rockin’ to heartbreakingly beautiful. 

The musical is set on Roosevelt Island, featuring landmarks such as the Smallpox Hospital and The Octagon (formerly the NYC Insane Asylum). Even the Roosevelt Island Red Public Bus plays a role! Every year, since her husband William (played by Gabriel Portuondo) died, the struggling yet optimistic single mother Cheryl Makepeace (played by Kimbirdlee) reads “A Christmas Carol” to her three young children, hoping to teach her kids goodwill and kindness. This year, the family moved to Roosevelt Island, and Cheryl works for the modern day Scrooge and real estate tycoon, Potiphar Stingyas (played by Russ Cusick.) Circumstances arise to reveal inequalities and painful pasts which lead to self-examination, redemption and valuable life lessons, as the ghosts of the past try to break through and a memorable story is told and sung.

Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

MST&DA performed several songs from The Ghosts All Around You at the December 3 Roosevelt Island Tree Lighting ceremony. 

Watch and Enjoy.

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

The Girl Puzzle Monument Honoring Journalist Nelly Bly Designed By Amanda Matthews To Open Friday December 10 At Roosevelt Island Lighthouse Park - Take An Early Peek Right Now

Reported October 16, 2019

... The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) has selected Amanda Matthews/Prometheus Art to construct the Nellie Bly Monument on the northern end of Roosevelt Island at Lighthouse Park. The sculptural installation will be known as “The Girl Puzzle” and invites the viewer to experience many facets of Nellie Bly’s talent, conviction and compassion. The ground-breaking journalist and women’s rights advocate exposed the horrors of the Blackwell Island Insane Asylum in 1887 on Roosevelt Island.

“I am proud of the selection committee’s dedication to choosing such a passionate artist to honor the accomplishments of a woman who was truly ahead of her time,” said Susan Rosenthal, President and CEO of RIOC. “The committee, made up of RIOC employees and community leaders, unanimously selected this bold installation that will not only represent Nellie Bly’s time here, but her impact on the world.”...

Tomorrow, December 10, The Girl Puzzle will open to the public. 

I spoke with The Girl Puzzle artist Amanda Matthews today who invites everyone to come see the Roosevelt Island monument honoring journalist Nelly Bly.

Here's a sneak peek of The Girl Puzzle at Roosevelt Island Lighthouse Park.

According to The Girl Puzzle website: 

Learn much more about Nelly Bly and The Girl Puzzle here. 

According to RIOC

Roosevelt Island!

Join us for the opening of The Girl Puzzle Monument honoring Nellie Bly tomorrow, Friday, December 10th, starting at 12 PM in Lighthouse Park. 

The monument, opening to coincide with Human Rights Day and designed by Amanda Matthews of Prometheus Art, illuminates women who have endured hardship but are stronger for it.

This is a free public event. Please note that there will be limited seating but standing room only space will be available. Kindly wear warm clothing as we expect cold weather.

We look forward to seeing you at this important celebration of women’s empowerment, diversity, and inclusivity.

Here's former RIOC President Susan Rosenthal presenting the initial idea of The Girl Puzzle Nelly Bly memorial to the October 7, 2019 RIOC Board Real Estate committee meeting.

According to Ms Rosenthal:

... This came about as a result of  the discussions we had with Judy Berdy of the Historical Society about the importance  of Nellie Bly as well as a program that our Community Affairs Department did with the New York Public Library...

 Ms Mathews Girl Puzzle presentation to RIOC Board followed Ms Rosenthal.

Welcome The Girl Puzzle Nelly Bly Monument to Roosevelt Island.

UPDATE 12/10 - Some scenes from today's ribbon cutting grand opening ceremony including interview with Ms Mathews.

Here's the full ceremony shared by the folks at The Sanctury Cafe & Events space.



UPDATE 12/11:

Sponsored Post - Roosevelt Island Based Leonardo Suarez Paz/Piazzolla 100 Celebrate International Tango Day With A Special Evening Of Intimate Chamber Music, Dance Performance And Art Exhibit At Good Shepherd Chapel Transformed Into An Elegant Salon Saturday December 11 - Get Your Tickets Now

Leonardo Suarez Paz and Olga Suarez Paz are Roosevelt Island residents and artists. 

Leonardo is the Artistic Director and Olga the Executive Director of PIAZZOLLA 100.

According to Piazzolla 100:

PIAZZOLLA 100: Nuevo Tango ARTS

An immersive, multidisciplinary art experience & GALA celebration!

One of New York City's historic chapels is transformed into an elegant salon for a special evening of intimate chamber music, dance performance and art exhibit.

December 11th is the International Day of Tango which celebrates the history and nature of a genre born from a mixture of multiple cultures. This Gala celebrates our mission of unity through the arts and is a unique opportunity to connect with artists of Leonardo Suarez Paz's PIAZZOLLA 100, who brought numerous free concerts and classes to Roosevelt Island over the past several years and to connect with community members. 

The evening's program will showcase works in progress by the musicians of PIAZZOLLA 100 and Nuevo Tango Ballet and feature artwork from "Paint the Music" workshop, wines, meet the artists, and more. Featured artists include Leonardo Suarez Paz, guitarist Greg Skaff and members of Nuevo Tango Ballet - Olga Suarez Paz, Francesca Antonacci, Mathilde Guerrero and Brianna Rivera. 

WHEN: DECEMBER 11th, 2021 - 5-7 PM  

WHERE: Historic Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 543 Main Street, New York NY 10044 

TICKETS (single, couples, and family tickets available)

Here's a brief look at a wonderful October 2021 Piazzolla 100 El Nuevo Tango performance at the Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Leonardo & Olga Suarez Paz were featured in the Dear New York TV program last September. Watch this video to learn more about the artistic Roosevelt Island couple.


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Sponsored Post - BlueBeard Is Here To Guide You Home - Long-time Roosevelt Island Resident Adib Mansour Joins The Marlene Steiner Real Estate Group at COMPASS

Adib Mansour teams up with Marlene Steiner who has 30+ years of Real Estate experience in the New York Metro area. Combining Adib’s passion and dedication towards Roosevelt Island, with Marlene’s long standing experience in Real Estate, as well as COMPASS’ sophisticated tools and unique technologies, we will provide you the answers to guide you through your Real Estate journey. By working with an expert COMPASS agent we can put you ahead of the competition and provide you with personalized guidance.

Adib’s commitment to Roosevelt Island goes back to the first time he rented an apartment in Manhattan Park, before the construction was even completed. He made Roosevelt Island his home in 1989 where he raised his family and has been working passionately in the community as a youth advocate, fusing sports with education and community engagement. He is fluent in French, and Arabic, and can converse in Italian. He has developed a deep appreciation of different cultures, as well as a keen eye for design and detail through his previous 30+ yrs career in Advertising and Design that spanned the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Adib has worked with clients such as American Express, Chanel, and The Stock Market Photo. He is immediately recognizable by his Blue Beard.

Adib is an avid Juventus fan and has an appreciation for great food and Friuli wines (North Eastern Italy). Adib is always willing to recommend great restaurants and wines. His favorite cities are New York, Venice, and Paris. Adib values integrity, out of the box thinking, and connecting with people. He works diligently for the benefit of his clients.

Whether you are planning to sell your apartment or purchase a new home, as COMPASS agents, we are able to tap into numerous proprietary services. We will help you determine which services can deliver the greatest return on your investment.

Get fronted for the cost of home improvement services with no interest - ever. 

COMPASS Concierge is the hassle-free way to sell your home faster and for a higher price with services like staging, flooring, painting, and more. The entire process is designed for speed, so that work can begin and your home can sell as quickly as possible. You’ll never have to worry about upfront costs or interest because, as your COMPASS agents, we will be by your side throughout the process, advising you along the way. Julia, a happy COMPASS customer said it best: “The thing that was the most daunting for me about selling the home was how would I get it to market, based on being retired and have limited income. And that’s where the COMPASS Concierge service was absolutely remarkable.” Her home was on the market for 12 days and she got 47% over ask price.

We offer the Bridge Loan Services Program to seamlessly move you into your next home. COMPASS Bridge Loan Services provides access to competitive rates and dedicated support from well established industry lenders, with the exclusive option to get up to six months of your bridge loan payments fronted when you sell your home with a Compass agent.

As a team, we will guide you step by step with extensive marketing designed by leaders in the industry, ensure all closing paperwork is uploaded to Skyslope or relevant Deal Management system, confirm with attorney/title company that all steps have been taken care of to prepare for closing.

If you’re looking to rent, most renters ask themselves “how can you search smarter for rentals?” By working with The Marlene Steiner Group we can put you ahead of the competition and provide you with personalized guidance and advanced search technologies on Roosevelt Island, or throughout the 5 boroughs. 

Adib Mansour social media links are at: Instagram: @WeKnowRooseveltIsland and Facebook

Marlene Steiner social media links are at: Instragram and Facebook 

Current Listings

Sales:1- 166 East 61st Street, Unit 10E:

A spectacular one bedroom home with grand proportions; This home sports a large, gracious entrance leading to a wide living room/dining combination. There is a separate renovated cooks kitchen. The bathroom is exquisitely renovated. The Bedroom is huge with two custom fitted closets. There are beautiful builti-ns for a TV and dresser and six closets in total. The apartment has city views with abundance of light, steps from Central Park and close to all modes of transportation, restaurants and stores. 

2- 166 East 61st Street, Unit 6H:

A beautiful, large alcove studio completely renovated on East 61st Street off Third Avenue with newly renovated kitchen and bathroom.The apartment has gorgeous open Eastern views with light all day long. This is a full-service doorman building west of third avenue. Near Central Park and the world's finest retail Stores and restaurants. 


401 East 60th Street, Unit 25B:  

A magnificent 2 Bedrooms / 2 Baths, East 60's home in the sky! 

Welcome to 11 foot ceilings and stunning city views. Light all day long. The living room is a large square room with 11 foot floor to ceiling windows, a south west exposure. The main bedroom sports 2 large closets including a walk-in. There is an ensuite marble bathroom. The second bedroom is magical with floor to ceiling windows and a southeastern exposure, as well as a chef's kitchen with lots of cabinets and granite counters. There is a washer dryer in the unit as well. (This home is also available with furnishings if needed.) 

Bridge Tower is a full service building with a doorman, concierge and a gym, a brand new roof-deck with beautiful furnishings and plantings, a playroom, and an additional laundry room.

BlueBeard Is Here To Guide You Home

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Sponsored Post - Roosevelt Island Shops On Main Street Wishing You Happy Healthy Cozy Holidays - We Shopkeepers Are Thankful For The Opportunity To Know Such Friendly Islanders. Wishing You All The Best.

Roosevelt Island Shops On Main Street Wishing You Happy Healthy Cozy Holidays. 
From all the Shops on Main Street to all of you, we wish you a happy holiday season.

Roosevelt Island Main Street Retail Update, 2 New Stores Coming - Local Resident Signed Lease And Opening Mediterranean Restaurant Planned For Spring, Also Multi Service Mailing/Shipping/Electronics/Gift Shop Opening Too

Good news for Roosevelt Island. Local resident and experienced restaurant owner Alon Kruvi signed a lease

with Main Street Retail Master Leaseholder Hudson Related to open a new Mediterranean restaurant at 548 Main Street (Shops On Main Street).

Mr Kruvi plans to open the restaurant in the Spring of 2022.

Stay tuned for more info on the new Roosevelt Island Mediterranean restaurant.

Also, the space at 559 Main Street has been leased.

According to a Hudson Related representative:

559 is leased to a Stationary / Cards/ Gifts/ Electronics store. The tenant will be focused around doing multi services related to mailing, similar to an LJ Hub, including Western Union, gifts, chargers, EarPods, bluetooth speakers, etc.

UPDATE 5:45 PM - According to Eat At ME:


 A New Addition To The Roosevelt Island Culinary Scene! 

Chef/Owner Alon Kruvi, a Roosevelt Islander himself, will be opening a fast casual Mediterranean outlet serving fresh homemade authentic sandwiches and bowls in a contemporary cozy setting. 

Food For All! 

Vegan friendly, gluten free, along with traditional chicken, beef and lamb will be available.

Locally sourced, prepared and baked in house, daily and fresh! 

Stay Tuned For Updates!

Monday, December 6, 2021

96 Year Old Ethel Romm Died Last Month After An Extraordinary Life - Engineer, Interior Designer, Educator, Author, Journalist, CEO, Raconteur, Entertainer, Loving Mother And Roosevelt Island Resident

Ethel Romm was a wonderful woman who contributed greatly to the Roosevelt Island community. Sadly, Ethel Romm died last month. Daniel Romm shares the obituary of his mother, Ethel Romm.

Ethel Grodzins Romm (March 3, 1925 – November 9, 2021)

On November 9, 2021, Ethel Grodzins Romm died after an extraordinary life that encompassed careers as an engineer, interior designer, educator, author, journalist, construction manager, and technology company CEO. For 15 years she was Co-Chair of the Lyceum Society of the New York Academy of Sciences. She is also remembered as a lively raconteur, creative entertainer, and loving mother. She was 96 years old.

Early Life

Romm was born on March 3, 1925, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the oldest child of David Melvin Grodzins and his wife Taube Grodzins, eastern European Jewish immigrants. She grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1942. Her brother Lee became a physicist and inventor, and her sister Anne Lipow was a librarian and library science expert.

Upon graduating from high school, Romm was trained as a mechanical engineering draftsman at Bausch Machine Tool Company in Massachusetts. With many men away from home serving in the war, she was quickly hired by the U.S. Air Force at Westover Air Force Base in Massachusetts as a civilian draftsman, where she stayed for the rest of World War II, becoming a project supervisor. When the men returned, the Air Force fired the women whom they had trained. Romm later said wryly, “They couldn’t teach drafting to monkeys, so they had to hire women.” She worked for Associate Engineers, Inc., in Agawam, Massachusetts, from 1946 to 1954, where she headed crews that designed power transformers for General Electric.

Middletown, New York

She married newspaper reporter Al Romm (1926–1999) and moved, in 1957, to Middletown, New York, where her husband became the first editor of the Times Herald-Record newspaper. The couple had three sons: David, the host and producer of Shockwave Radio Theater on KFAI-FM; Daniel, a rehabilitative physician; and Joseph, a writer, physicist, and climate expert. Romm and her husband threw large, colorful parties at their home in Middletown, often for the casts of Broadway touring companies or politicians. Romm’s 50th birthday celebration had a “half century” theme. The invitation was printed half in gold and half in silver; it asked guests to “bring half a covered dish, so you don’t go home half-starved”.

During her 25 years in Middletown, Romm became an author, journalist, and interior and construction designer, and lectured on those subjects at Orange County Community College. In 1960, she won her third Dorothy Dawes Awards for excellence in home furnishings reporting. Romm has had articles published in Editor & Publisher, the ABA Journal, Esquire, New York Magazine, and Huffington Post, among others. She has written about '60s counterculture and the underground press (The Open Conspiracy (1970)), writing and editing style.

In 1972, Romm and her husband were invited to the White House as part of a gathering of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. The Secret Service became aware that Romm had a reputation for speaking her mind and was opposed to the war in Vietnam. While the couple was waiting in the reception line to meet President Richard Nixon, a Secret Service Agent asked Romm her intentions regarding any statements that she might make to the president. Romm and her husband left the White House without meeting the president and later received an apology from the White House.

Hartz, Niton and Later Years

Romm divorced and moved to New York City, where she continued to write. She was a project and construction manager for Hartz Mountain Industries from 1984 to 1988.

From 1988 to 2005, Romm was President, Chief Executive Officer and co-owner of Niton Corporation in Bedford, Massachusetts, founded by her brother Lee, which designed, built and sold lead and radon detectors, portable X-ray analyzers, and other environmental science equipment. Romm and her family sold Niton to a publicly traded company in 2005. Now 80 years old, she retired, returning to live in New York City.

From 2001 to 2016, she was Co-Chair of the Lyceum Society of the New York Academy of Sciences, which arranges lectures, discussions and other events for retired and semi-retired members of the Academy. She was also a member of the Roosevelt Island Resident Association Common Council. In 2016, the Jewish organization Workmen’s Circle devoted its annual winter benefit to a presentation on Romm’s life and work. She lived for the last few years in Washington, D.C.

Romm is survived by her sons Daniel and Joseph, granddaughter Antonia, grandson Jake and brother Lee.
Matt Katz captures the Ethel Romm known to Roosevelt Island residents:
Ethel and I were linked both by our love for Roosevelt Island and for our association at The New York Academy of Sciences where I ran the local lecture series for over twenty years and she hosted the Lyceum Society for retired members. 
I will never forget my first foray into Roosevelt Island politics when I ran for the presidency of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) representing this community through Island-wide elections. In 2000, running for my first term as RIRA Prez against an incumbent and as an unknown, I campaigned hard. 
Having set up a table in Island House to greet my neighbors there, Ethel joined me and, when residents passed me by (as they sometimes did), she raced down the hall, shanghaied the miscreants, and brought them back to be harangued (excuse me persuaded) by... ME. 
You want a shaker and mover like Ethel in your corner and my victory that year owed much to Ethel Romm!

Here's Ethel Romm describing her experiences working as a woman in the construction industry during an April 14, 2016 Non-Traditional Employment For Women/Cornell Tech job apprenticeship presentation.

Also, the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) singing Happy Birthday to Ethel on her 91st birthday

and an 88 year old Ethel Romm explaining that she stays healthy and fit by walking up 20 flights of stairs daily in her Rivercross building.

Ethel was a one-of-a-kind. 

Condolences to her family, friends and neighbors.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

NYC Test & Trace Corp Mobile Covid 19 Test Van Coming To Roosevelt Island December 6 Thru 12 Thanks To Efforts Of NYC Council Member-Elect Julie Menin And NY State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright - Check Out Latest Roosevelt Island Covid Testing And Vaccination Statistics

Reported last Tuesday that the Roosevelt Island Youth Center closed due to multiple Covid 19 exposures and PS/IS 217 school parents were pleading for a Roosevelt Island Covid Test site.

Newly-elected Roosevelt Island/Upper East Side NYC Council Member-elect Julie Menin and NY State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright answered the pleas from residents and immediately worked to bring a NYC Health & Hospitals Test And Trace Mobile Covid Test Unit 

                                                                                                          Image From NYC Health & Hospitals Corp

 to Roosevelt Island.

Ms Menin added:

The mobile van will arrive between 8 am and 8:30 am on December 6. Van will be at 543 Main Street. 

According to Ms Seawright:

I'm delighted the city responded quickly to my call for a much needed testing unit starting next week on Roosevelt Island. 

My compliments to resident Susy Del Campo, Wendy Hirsch of Roosevelt Island Disabled Association, and the Roosevelt Islander for their advocacy efforts to keep the community safe as we navigate through the evolving pandemic.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) reports today:
On Monday, December 6th through Sunday, December 12th, the New York City Health + Hospital (NYCHH) mobile COVID testing unit will be at Good Shepherd Plaza from 8 AM to 7 PM (closing for lunch from 12:30 PM – 1 PM). NYCHH’s mobile unit will be offering PCR and Rapid Antigen tests at no cost, and no insurance is needed. Results of the Rapid Antigen test will be available in 15-20 minutes. No appointments are needed. The mobile unit will operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

According to NYC Health Departmen, the most recent 7 Day Covid Testing Data from November 24 - November 30  for Roosevelt Island Zip Code 10044 shows 578 people tested and 15 Positive Case for a rate of 2.6%.

Residents lined up today at Good Shepherd Plaza to get Covid 19 Test from the The NYC Health & Hospitals Test & Trace 

Mobile Covid Test van.

You're Invited To Virtual Roosevelt Island Community Conversation With Cornell Tech Founding Director Of Urban Tech Hub Michael Samuelian Monday Evening December 6 - Learn About Rebooting New York Tech Agenda And Trends In Future Of Cites And Technology, Register Now

Cornell Tech Assistant Director of Government and Community relations Jane Swanson reports:

Please join us virtually for Community Conversations with Cornell Tech: Urban Tech. This event will be held on Monday, December 6th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register HERE.  

The Urban Tech Hub at Cornell Tech was established in 2020 to leverage the power of technology to make cities stronger, fairer and more resilient. The mission of the Hub is to be a bridge between industry, government and academia. You will hear from Michael Samuelian, the Founding Director of the Urban Tech Hub, on the latest work of this exciting new initiative at Cornell Tech. In addition, Michael will describe two of the Hub’s latest initiatives, Rebooting New York: An Urban Tech Agenda for NYC and a new 10 Year Horizon Scan which forecasts trends in the future of cities and technology.

Here's more info on the Cornell Tech Urban Tech Hub

and the Rebooting NY Agenda

Register here for the Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Community Conversation with Founding Director of the Urban Tech Hub Michael Samuelian.

Some prior Cornell Tech Faculty Community Conversations include:

  • Professor Serge  Belongie on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality. Watch the video here.
  • Professor Nicolai Dell on Creating Tech For Underserved Communities. Watch the video here.
  • Professor James Grimmelman on Law, Technology and the Sealand Data Haven. Watch the video here.
  • Professor Wendy Hu On Self Driving Cars and Human Interaction With Automation. Watch video here. 
  • Digital Life Initiative on Social Media Political Manipulation of Elections and Ad Tracking. Watch video here.