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Subways, Ferries & Buses
F Trains (Essential Services–Closed from 1:00 to 5:00 a.m. daily), Roosevelt Island Tram (Closed from 1:00 to 6:00 a.m. for Cleaning), NYC Ferry (reduced) and Q102 Bus (Essential Services) on weekend schedules.
KNUCKLEHEAD ALERT: MTA’s brain trust has decided, once again, to strangle transit resources during the pandemic by denying Roosevelt Island subway service from Manhattan, this weekend, until Monday morning at 5:00.
Check on time subway status, all lines, here.
RIOC Red Buses on weekend schedules (15 minute intervals) at all times. Octagon Express Buses canceled.
Saturday’s Weather, May 30th, 2020… Summer for one more day. Warm, sunny, humid, high around 80. Air Quality Index: Good.
In Short Supply: American COVID-19 Truth
Get out, New York City! Safely Edge Toward Normal…
New York’s Highest Court Makes It Final: Rebecca Seawright Is Off the Ballot
Early in May, summer arrived in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. All activities are cancelled, but the serene park offers relief you won’t find anywhere else.
A west side pathway along the river, newly green trees overhead.
Choice of summertime paths through the shaded park.
More Roosevelt Island News
From the Carter Burden Network: A Virtual Senior Center
More hints of Roosevelt Island reopening: Subway Reopens as China 1 and Fuji East Plan for June 1st…
Download the PDF…460-Main-Affordable-Lottery
In Pictures and Video, a Moving Salute to Coler Hospital/RIMC Healthcare Workers
Featured @ Roosevelt Island News…
While You Were Away… A look back at April Events on Roosevelt Island
Stay strong, hang on to progress, see this through…
“Stay the course, stay the course, it’s working, stay the course, stay inside, take precautions. That’s why I say that 100 times.”Governor Andrew Cuomo
April 13th, 2020.
Want to get back to normal? Wear the damn mask, New York!
On Roosevelt Island, Coler’s Caught in a Coronavirus Crossfire
In the time of coronavirus crisis, Who’s feeding Roosevelt Island’s vulnerable homebound residents?
On a painful Sunday, Roosevelt Island loses PSD Detective Wayne Jones…
Our Times: Tad Sudol’s photo essay on Roosevelt Island
Roosevelt Island On Pause: The Latest
A Great Big Thank You, Roosevelt Island!
Audible Free Books, Relief for Homebound Families
The Roosevelt Island Community Mourns the Coronavirus-Related Death of RIOC PSD Officer Corey Fischer
Foodtown Roosevelt Island adds protections for employees and shoppers…
Foodtown thanks everyone for following social distancing and other healthful guidelines posted in the store.
What a difference a year makes… Roosevelt Island, April 2020
Free meal distribution weekdays at PS/IS 217 (Source: New York City Board of Education)
- Free “Grab and Go” meals are available for all New Yorkers.
- Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 1:30 pm.
- Meals Hubs will operate for children and families from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, and for adults from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
- No one will be turned away at any time.
- No registration, ID, or documentation required.
- All three meals a day may be picked up at the same time.
- No dining space is available, so meals must be eaten off premises.
- Parents and guardians may pick up meals for their children.
UPDATED: Cornell Tech’s “still with the community,” creatively battling COVID-19
Roosevelt Island Groups Step Up. To Feed Our Neighbors. More to come…
First Annual Roosevelt Island Film Festival, August, 2020
Like no other, Roosevelt Island’s got parks and promenades…
Why our leadership crisis is worse than the coronavirus…
This is Roosevelt Island and You Can’t Stop Art: RIVAA Vernissage XIX
It’s still okay to get your exercise hiking Four Freedoms Park…
Our Proposal To Save Main Street Business During the Coronavirus Turmoil…
The Roosevelt Island Daily and News suggests that RIOC and Hudson Related cancel all rents due for Main Street businesses and nonprofits, effective now and continuing until the State of Emergency is lifted. Profiting while everyone else suffers is unreasonable and unfair.
Primary reporting, updates by David Stone
Hey, RIOC! Save this public space…
New feature: A Guide to Roosevelt Island Historic Sites
The Graduate Roosevelt Island Hotel, Opening Soon at Cornell Tech has the following job openings. Click for details:
Almost 10 years on, we’re still dealing with a mistake nobody admits to: The Hudson Companies Paradox
Will RIOC’s fresh idea bring a “miracle on Main Street…?”
RIOC’s plans for Southpoint Park begin taking shape…
Suraj Patel mounts a strong primary challenge against Carolyn Maloney for the NY-12 Congressional seat…
Why do they always get Roosevelt Island wrong…?
Getting to Know Roosevelt Island…
- Roosevelt Island: New York’s Big Little Island
- Business Second Look: Roosevelt Island’s Oldest “The Deli”
- Ed Logue’s Roosevelt Island
- How many people live on Roosevelt Island?
- All About the Roosevelt Island Tram
- The Roosevelt Island Daily Newspaper
Planned as a City of Tomorrow, Roosevelt Island was born of ideals and rose from the ashes of a city in ruins. Race riots and crime defined too much of a graffiti-scarred town.
Months before, a Daily News headline, Ford to City: Drop Dead, marked the pit of New York’s free fall.
There was nowhere to go but up, and one of first steps out of the urban cellar was Roosevelt Island.
Built on a two-mile long strip of Manhattan schist, this New York City neighborhood in the East River is as distinctive as any, and its need for reliable local information is even more unique.
The Roosevelt Island News aligns with the only local newspaper serving our community. See the Roosevelt Island Daily for events, news, calendars and more.
Keeping to our ideals is a greater struggle now than ever before. A neighborhood built on economic diversity battles gentrification. New market rate housing threatens to topple unity.
Balance between ideals and reality is hard to find, and political power is held by invisible string pullers in Albany.
We started the Roosevelt Island Daily as an independent source for news and opinion. Now, we take it a step farther.
Roosevelt Island News @ Assorted Ideas mixes local stories into a wider framework. We hope you enjoy the variety and range you find here..
Get to know Roosevelt Island in history…
- The Queensboro Bridge / Greater Astoria and Roosevelt Island Historical Societies
- Roosevelt Island (Images of America) / Roosevelt Island Historical Society
- Damnation Island / Stacy Horn