Last Day for Main Street Sweets

Scot Bobo was in the process of packaging ice cream this morning -- part of the process of closing up Main Street Sweets after four years of an effort to provide Roosevelt Island with an ice cream parlor.

Smashin' Pumpkins

Kids smash pumpkins to make compost at November 4 event sponsored by idig2learn, RIOC, and the RI Garden Club.

Photo by Christina Delfico

Nine Island Groups Will Share Public Purpose Funds

The Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance and the PS/IS 217 Parent Teacher Association are poised to become the two biggest recipients of public-purpose money from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation this year – assuming the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) accepts the recommendations from the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA).

The Cornell Column: Bringing Coding to K-5 Students

In the nearly three years since I joined Cornell Tech, there has been a K-12 computer science revolution growing in Washington D.C. and in New York City, including on Roosevelt Island. It’s a very exciting time for educators committed to preparing students for their digital future. Cornell Tech is proud to be helping to lead that revolution.

Sweet Shop Closing

Written by Briana Warsing. Posted in Volume 37, Issue 5 - November 5, 2016

After four years of scooping brightly colored ice cream for Islanders of all ages, Scot Bobo, owner of Coach Scot’s Main Street Sweets, has decided to close shop for good as of November 30.

Urgent Care Center Opens

Written by Jim Baehler. Posted in Volume 37, Issue 5 - November 5, 2016

Islanders in need of quick or after-hours medical attention no longer have to travel to other parts of the City to see a doctor. As of November 1, they can step into the new Urgent Care center at 520 Main Street, directly across from the entrance to the Rivercross building.

In November, Limited Tram Service

RIOC has announced a cutback in Tramway service November 7 and for the balance of November, so that inspections and maintenance can be done, including replacement of the floors in both cabins. During this time, the Tram will operate with one cabin and there will be Red Bus service to Manhattan Monday-Friday 10am-8:30pm.

curated by Sara Maher

It’s the most chaotic, exhausting, wonderful time of the year! Prevent some of the holiday headache by getting a head start on your shopping and avoiding Thanksgiving dinner altogether (well, cooking for it, at least) with these seasonal suggestions.

State May Renege on Cornell Land Payments

New York State might not pay their share of a multimillion dollar agreement between the Empire State Development Corporation (EDC) and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) made as part of the 2013 Cornell Tech land agreement.

PS/IS 217 Embraces Computer Science

It’s a cloudy Tuesday morning, and PS/IS 217 third grade teacher Stephanie Ditaranto is turning her class into a human computer. The exercise is part of a new curriculum designed to bring computer science concepts into every grade at PS/IS 217.

Hotel to Break Ground in ’17

Written by Dana Agmon. Posted in Volume 37, Issue 5 - November 5, 2016

Jennifer Klein, Cornell Tech’s assistant director for strategic capital partnerships, has been searching for the right partners for Cornell Tech’s hotel and executive center for over a year. “We wanted a partner that understands university campuses, and has a unique, community-focused approach to their projects,” she said.

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