Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Change.Gov - Obama Transition Team Video
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 29, 2008
Contact Jonathan Posen
"Independence at Home: Obama Health Care Forum
TODAY on Roosevelt Island
Independence at Home will be the topic of an Obama Transition Team Health Care Forum on Monday, Dec. 29th, at the Good Shepherd Community Center on Roosevelt Island at 7:30 PM. The event, hosted by Dr. Jack Resnick and organized in response to the Obama Transition Team's request for Community Health Care Forums, will focus on the benefits of health care at home.
"Our health care system is broken. It costs too much and provides low quality care," said Dr. Resnick. "It's not enough to fix the financing of the system. We need to make it better, safer, and more cost-effective, and this forum will give voice to the growing movement to move health care into the home."
By moving care out of hospitals and nursing facilities and into the home, our system can improve the quality of care by reducing infections and human errors, and by providing personalized, informed care from one doctor – not by a faceless rotation.
The forum will open with a video entitled "The Roosevelt Doctor: Independence at Home." The film features several elderly or disabled Roosevelt Island residents who attest to the unquestioned advantages – medical, physical, and psychological – of health care in the home.
Attendees will be invited to share their stories of success or difficulty with the health care system, and Dr. Resnick will be available to answer questions about the financial and medical benefits of care at home. "
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Within the imagination of artist Tony Vita, the Church of the Good Shepherd takes flight and seems to float above Roosevelt Island's main plaza while a child plays by the church bell now a fixture on the plaza itself.
The painting is one of several whimsical paintings by Vita that are being shown and rotated through the Rivercross Window Gallery. Link here for a Slide show for earlier and current paintings being shown.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Based on my November 25th post of last month, Paul Curtis, the Community Liason / Legislative Aide to Assembly member Micah Z. Kellner, asked the MTA why all four of the lower escalators are continuously running UP from the subway platforms to the lower mezzanine and not an even split of two up and two down.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Initially the incident was reported as a smoke condition from the flower shop and then as a fire at the shop. Fire Box 1942 sits across from the flower shop and as the closest fire box the fire is classified as reported through the box even if the report was not made through the box itself.
No indication that any residents or FDNY personnel being injured.
Due to the nature of the structure and the fact that many elderly and handicapped live within the building, the report indicated that the FDNY at one point had up to ten trucks on scene.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
From: Stephen Shane
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2008 18:55:07
Cc: Fernando Martinez; Thomas Turcic
Subject: Re: Water Main repair
DEP has notified us this afternoon that nothing is likely to happen until next week. We are all at their mercy. Will advise as soon as we hear anything.
Stephen H. Shane
President & CEO
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp.
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008 11:21:31 -0500
Subject: Mumbai Memorial Observance
Please can you put a post on your blog:
Communal Memorial Observance in memory of the victims of the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Hosted by Rabbi Zalman and Nechama Duchman in memory of our dear friends and colleagues Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg
Thursday, December 4th 2008, 7:30pm
Community Room of 425 Main Street
For more information:
Zalman and Nechama Duchman
As noted in NY Mag, buildings are now offering such amenities to help attract potential tenants. I will say as a parent with young kids that in the Winter and on a rainy day such spaces are godsends. Based on the pics on the Populuxe Books blog this is a great playroom.