The RIRA Column
January 9, 2016
If our local weather forecasts are to be believed, you are either reading this warmly tucked at home with friends and family as Jack Frost finally comes back from vacation, blanketing our little ship on the East River with a thick cover of snow, or you are whiling the weekend away, relieved that New York has once again evaded Snowmageddon. Either way, we, on the Roosevelt Island Residents’ Association, hope that our Island neighbors, family, and friends have had a great start to the New Year. Here’s what’s been happening the last few weeks.
Polling Initiative: The Survey
The Survey is a RIRA Common Council initiative intended to gauge and understand what issues and programming matters are important to you, as well as discover which are most important to maintaining and improving the quality of life on our little Island. Although one-on-one conversations and outreach with your respective building representatives are the most efficient way to have your opinions and comments heard, your Common Council understands that the daily ins-and-outs of family, professional, community, and personal commitments can sometime hinder one’s ability to fully engage in Island life.
The RIRA Common Council is very excited to formally embark on the first step of this initiative with the formal rollout and launch of The Survey. Beginning on January 23rd, all residents of Roosevelt Island are invited to go to www.riraonline.com/survey and answer a few questions regarding Island life and concerns. Compiled through the assistance of professional consultants, from Cornell University and the Chairs of the Committees of the Roosevelt Island Common Council, the three-minute survey is intended to open a direct dialogue with the Island Community and get the pulse of our residents. Don’t have online access or prefer to respond through traditional pen and paper? Head to the Roosevelt Island Public Library or the Public Safety Department. Common Council volunteers will also be available at the Roosevelt Island Public Library to assist in completing the online survey during the times and dates posted at the library. Also, keep your eyes out for when your Common Council Representative will be on hand in your building to assist in The Survey. We strongly encourage all of you to participate and let your voice be heard!
Cornell Tech Community Task Force
On Monday, January 25th at 6:00 P.M. on the 12th floor conference room at 546 Main Street, the Cornell Tech Community and Construction Task Force will be holding its first meeting of 2016 to not only give the community a construction update, but also to receive a presentation from the Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) group who will be discussing preparing women for nontraditional careers in the construction, utilities and transportation industries. Have questions or concerns regarding the current construction of the Project? Want to know more about the NEW group and nontraditional careers for women? Attend the January 25th meeting!
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