“What you’re seeing here is about nine months away from opening. And when it opens, it’s gonna be great. That’s Andrew Winters, Senior Director of Capital Projects for Cornell Tech, as he led a group through the Island campus last Sunday as part of Open House New York Weekend, a city-wide tour series that showcases new and innovative spaces.
Articles Tagged ‘Environment’
How will Roosevelt Island be protected against the next 100-year storm?
In December 2001, the Apellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York confirmed the findings of the environmental consulting firm Allee, King, Rosen & Fleming Inc (AKRF) concerning the air quality on Roosevelt Island. Fifteen years later, many Roosevelt Island residents wonder just what effect those billowing power station smokestacks have on the Island’s air quality.
The north end of the Island will soon boast its own active construction site. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will begin construction at their site, located just south of the Octagon, in April. The work is expected to extend through August of 2018. The project includes the installation of piping and tanks as part of a decades-long effort to upgrade the City’s aging water infrastructure.
Cornell Provides Barging Figures
Cornell has been listening. In a Cornell Community Task Force meeting last week, the University supplied the trucking and barging specifics that the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC) has been seeking.
Islanders are being asked to save their garbage for composting.
Success! PS/IS 217 will get a green roof.
By Evangelina Cifliganec
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s environmental and clean power plan for New York is due in September 2016, and it will affect Roosevelt Island.
The participatory budgeting votes are in! Despite being a few votes shy of the win, Island school P.S. 217 is getting $500,000 for its planned green roof!
PS/IS 217 wants a green roof, and the votes needed to get it.
Tidal Energy Still Coming
If you stand outside Gristedes and look across the East River toward Queens, you may be looking at the future of sustainable energy in the United States. No, not the big steel shed with the outsize flashing chimneys, but the two tiny buoy-like things bobbing in the water near the Roosevelt Island Bridge.