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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sponsored Post - Register Now For Island Kids Roosevelt Island Fall Enrichment Classes - Toddler, School Aged & Middle School Programming Offered

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  • Little Chefs
  • Toddler Tumble Bugs
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  • Toddler Open Play
  • School Aged Programs
  • Mad Science
Allergic to Salad
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Allergic to Salad Culinary Cooking Class (priority given to students who attend PS/IS 217 Middle School)
Additional Free Middle School, School Aged and Toddler Programing will be announced over the coming weeks.

Please visit ISLAND KIDS for registration, scholarship information and for class descriptions.

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You're Invited To Four Freedoms Democratic Club Meeting Tonight At Riverwalk Bar & Grill - Discuss Local Issues & Meet NY State Senator Jose Serrano

Are you interested in Democratic Party politics - or would you just like to meet Roosevelt Island's NY State Senator Jose Serrano. If yes, come down to the Riverwalk Bar & Grill for some political talk and meet some interesting folks from the Four Freedoms Democratic Club.

The Four Freedoms Democratic Club adds:
Join the FFDC on Roosevelt Island for a meeting with State Senator José M. Serrano. We'll be discussing local issues, the upcoming primary election, and the club's recent activism efforts. See you there!

Directions: Riverwalk is located one block up Main St from the Tram stop, and right next to the F Train stop.


August 23, 2017 at 7pm - 8:30pm


Riverwalk Bar and Grill
425 Main Street...
More information about the Four Freedoms Democratic Club here.

An Evening Of Jazz Presented By Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Thursday, August 24 With The Jazz Cats Quintet, Johnny G On Vocals & Special Guest Singers - Please RSVP

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

Roosevelt Island Senior Association Presents: An Evening Of Jazz Music!


The Jazz Cats Quintet

Johnny G on Vocals

Special Guest Singers

Food and Beverages provided

Thursday, August 24th -  6:30pm to 8:30pm

546 Community Center

RISA Members FREE - Non-Members $10.00

Please RSVP 

For more information, contact:  Barbara Parker


Roosevelt Island Resident Uses Twitter To Show Cars Ignoring Stop Signs On Main Street Near Octagon Building

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:

Roosevelt Island resident Scott Piro adds:
I shot this video at 7:30am EDT on Wed, Aug 23, 2017. You can see about half the northbound traffic completely disregard the stop sign, while the other half at least applies brakes and slows down somewhat (without coming to full stop).

The concern is those who breeze through the stop sign without any braking at all. Let's install a camera there that captures their behavior - and their license plate info in order to mail them a traffic violation/ticket. Other ideas include stationing a Public Safety officer just beyond the intersection to do the same function. And, installing a speed bump could be very effective.

This was a random video I captured. I sit on the Tennis Association bench in front of this stop sign every weekday morning around this time. I have observed much more egregious violations, I assure you - where car after car after car ignores the stop sign and speeds through without any attempt to even slow down a little. This was a relatively tame example I captured this time on video.

Let's install one or more mechanisms to modify the traffic behavior we are seeing here constantly.

This is part of a series of traffic dangers present around the Octagon building.
Stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

You're Invited To Community Information Session On Roosevelt Island Ferry Service Hosted By Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright August 23 - Roosevelt Island Ferry Service One Week Away, Starts August 29

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):

Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright, RIOC, and NYC Economic Development Corporation present a community information session on the launch of the new ferry service on Roosevelt Island. Join us on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m at the Good Shepherd Community Center Auditorium (543 Main Street).

Co-sponsored by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, State Senator Jose Serrano, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. City Council Member who helped make this possible could not be listed due to the NYC Primary Election blackout period.

For more information on this event or any other state or local issue, please contact Assembly Member Rebecca A. Seawright at 212-288-4607.
The Roosevelt Island Ferry service on Astoria route is scheduled to begin August 29 - one week away.

More info on Roosevelt Island Ferry service at this previous post.

UPDATE 1:30 PM - The Roosevelt Island Astoria Route Ferry schedule announced today.

The first weekday ferry leaves Astoria at 6:30 AM

Click here for the full Roosevelt Island Astoria Route schedule and to buy your tickets at $2.75.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Seen From Roosevelt Island Today - Quite A Sight

Roosevelt Island residents were eagerly anticipating today's solar eclipse this afternoon

and were


by what

they saw.

Viewing the Solar Eclipse through the safety glasses was fantastic.

The pictures and video don't show how spectacular the solar eclipse looked but they're pretty good.

Take a look.
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