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Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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Monday, September 29, 2008
Amusing suggestions but I am unsure how RIOC President Steve Shane would feel having RIOC replaced in favor of an amusement park. I am betting some residents would not mind having the exterior of the Red Buses painted with Mickey Mouse and friends.
Just as long as Disney does not buy the right to combine this with that King Kong Tram ride over at Universal I guess we'd be safe enough.
“Disney's Roosevelt Island Tram. Hey, they've done a heck of a job on Broadway - why not let them work their magic on that boring sky-high gondola? Feel the wind on your face as you swoop through the East River, dodging drunken trust-funders on their speedboats, foreign tourists on the Circle Line and seagulls hovering over the garbage scows going out to sea! Or let them take it one step further with ...
Disney Roosevelt Island. The centerpiece of Disney's first amusement park in the Northeast would be a fun-filled, 3-D interactive exhibit taking families through the island's fascinating history as the repository for the unfortunate victims of insanity, smallpox and Manhattan rents. Other attractions will include Mr. Cabbie's Wild Ride, The Hall of Mayors (hosted by an automaton David Dinkins, more lifelike than the real thing!) and the heart-stopping thrill ride, the Falling Crane Drop. Don't forget the Goofy-shaped pooper-scooper for the folks back home! “
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The above image is by SOMAC from Flickr and features a view of the Roosevelt Island not always seen and I am guessing was taken from one of the residential buildings in Long Island City's Queens West development based on the angle.
The structures visible starting from the lower left include the Smallpox Hospital, Strecker Labs, and Goldwater Hospital. According to the Flickr post the shot was taken on September 24, 2008.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Looking for a nice gift for a friend or family members that shows that you visited Roosevelt Island? Well look no further the RI Historical Society Visitors Center offers plenty of great ideas at reasonable prices.
Located in a converted trolley kiosk on the island side of the Tram the Visitors Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 Noon to 5:00 pm. Each of the items in the above video is available as well as numerous other gifts and souvenirs.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I have not seen it but I hope it is not so tacky to be listing web addresses or phone numbers to donate money. If it is asking for cash this would be evidence that FERI is unable to raise the funds as interest is not there.
The concept of a sign asking for money for an FDR Memorial from a highway named after FDR is a bit strange don’t you think?
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The above pictured prayer booth was permanently affixed and anchored into the ground within Manhattan's Tramway Plaza, a NYC designated public park. The non-denominational prayer booth offers a fold down knealing pad. The instructions, especially the warning, are the best part.
This device exists to facilitate and control prayer in
public space. Improper use may result in penalty or fine.
Please avoid the booth if you are sensitive to or feel
threatened by actions that are religious in nature."
The over/even is the ACLU wil have the City Parks Department remove it by midday tomorrow so get your prayers in now while you can.
Note: It appears that the prayer booth is actually an art installation created by artist Dylan Mortimer and has traveled across the country according to these 2007 newspaper articles. It would be nice if some sort of "art card' was placed nearby. Amusing. Over the years the Manhattan Tramway Plaza has hosted numerous art installations.
UPDATE 935am - Supposedly a member of Community Board 8 saw the TWO prayer booths at the plaza and is contacting Parks to have them removed. Apparently by bolting the booths to the ground it is a violation etc etc.
UPDATE 9/18 1130am - The story continues as apparently Parks did not notify CB8 that they were installing the booths as "public art".
Monday, September 15, 2008
The below slide show is of all of the signs existing as of this Summer. If anyone can confirm whether these other signs are still around or whether they have been removed that woud be appreciated.
As always the walk can be enjoyed electronically via its website linked HERE or via the photo button at the top right hand side bar of this blog. To see full size photos of any of these photos they can be found on my FLICKR set for the RI Walk.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
· How to deal with a Law Enforcement Officer
· How to act during a Car Stop
· Escalation of Force Continuum
· Violations / Misdemeanors / Felonies
· Juveniles -vs- Adults
· Escalation of Charges
Monday, September 8, 2008
NYS Assembly Representative Micah Kelner (D-65) is supporting Mr. Reddy and has campaigned with him at both the local subway station and also at Good Shepherd Plaza where I was introduced to Mr. Reddy. I met Judge Tingling at the Farmer’s market two Saturdays ago. Both seemed competent based on the small talk that I have exchanged with each.
An interesting article about the race can be found HERE on the City Hall blog.
Friday, September 5, 2008
From: Dan Nuxoll
To: Roosevelt Island 360
Sent: Sep 5, 2008 4:55 PM
Subject: RE: [Roosevelt Island 360] This Sat. 9/6 Free Rooftop Film atFirefighter's Field
We have decided that, given the forecast of rain and high winds, that we are
moving the event to Sunday, September 7th, same time--8PM, same
location--firefighters field. If you have the chance to let your readers
know we would appreciate it
Submit for the 2008 Summer Series
Underground Movies Outdoors
Thursday, September 4, 2008
According to Ms. Sarah Resnick Attia, Community Liaison for the Council Member, Ms. Lappin’s office has contacted DOB to look into the issue and has also spoken with Mr. Geofrrey Fishman, the managing g agent at Urban American to let him know that several constituents have filed complaints with the Council Member’s office regarding concerns at the site.
Note this film was originally scheduled to be at Southpoint park but has been moved to Firefighter's Field.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It appears that Urban American has begun its window replacement program in the Eastwood complex on Roosevelt Island starting with units in 510 Main Street which is a great thing for tenants.
Unfortunately cars and pedestrians passing Eastwood along Main Street may be in possible danger. It appears that no scaffolding or sheds are being erected to prevent falling glass or other objects while the windows are being replaced from inside the units.
It is unclear to this blogger what the law requires as I have been informed that the law may not require scaffolding or sheds when the work is being done from inside the building and not from the outside but it would just seem for the safety of all that such precautions would be warranted. I expect that RIOC would have warned Urban America. I would expect that City law prevails in this regard.
According to a 311 operator contacted this evening if there is construction that individuals feel would be dangerous they can contact 311 and ask for a DOB representative to file a complaint as window replacements would constitute construction in this regard.