Articles Tagged ‘Briana Warsing’

RIOC Announcements: The Tram Elevator

RIOC Announcements:

The Tram Elevator is Down.

The Tram Elevator is Working.

The Tram Elevator is Down.

The Tram Elevator is Working.

The Tram Elevator is Down.

(Rinse and Repeat.)

by Briana Warsing

If comedy equals tragedy plus time, then the elevator situation at the Manhattan Tram station is now officially laughable.

217's Principals Share Plans

They are two of the Island’s most important people, and they’ve had a very busy year. PS/IS 217 (217) Principal Mandana Beckman and Assistant Principal Jennifer Allen sat in Beckman’s large, bright, first-floor office after school one day last week to discuss the school’s challenges, recent successes, and the guiding principle of inclusiveness driving it all.

A Call for United Pushback on Loss of Affordable Housing

Islanders need to come together to support neighbors, advocate for greater accessibility, and push back against the dismantling of affordable housing that makes it increasingly difficult for residents with disabilities to call Roosevelt Island home, say the speakers assembled to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

ACA Repeal Creates More Uncertainty

For Island internist, Jack Resnick, the repeal of the ACA could spell the end of the Independence at Home Act (IHA), legislation that greatly expanded the scope of in-home services for Medicare beneficiaries.

Apartment Hunting? Island Offers Views, but Few Deals

Real estate broker Oren Liberman has seen just about every corner of Roosevelt Island, from tiny studios to luxury penthouses. In the past six years, Liberman estimates that he’s completed about 200 transactions, including both sales and rentals, here on the Island.

Assault Draws Focus to Pot Use

A woman picked up her son from the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery on January 12 and confronted a man she believed was smoking marijuana outside the playground adjacent to the school.

At Cornell Tech, Sustainable Design

“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.

Campus Apts Will House Medical Staff

At a January 31 Cornell Task Force meeting, Cornell Tech announced that it planned to set aside 66 of the 352 apartments in the Passive House, the campus residential building set to open this summer, for Weill Cornell Medical personnel.

Coding for Change

Coding for Change

Cornell Team Brings Hackathon to PS/IS 217

They came, they saw, they hacked. Well, they encouraged hacking – the good kind.

ConEd to Deliver High-Pressure Gas

They’re ba-ack! Con Edison hopes to start work this Sunday evening connecting gas to our new gas main, representatives from Con Edison (ConEd) informed Islanders in a presentation before the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Wednesday night. Although they are still awaiting final permission from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), that permission seems likely. ConEd was clear that none of this work will impact Island gas service.

Construction Plans Set for Water Tunnel

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 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.

Cornell Tech Looks Ahead

Island safety and educational outreach topped the list of community concerns discussed at last week’s Cornell Tech Town Hall Community Update held in the Manhattan Park Theater Club.

Cornell Watchdog Group Enters Phase Two

In 2012, concerned with the impact Cornell Tech construction would have on the Island, a collection of 37 Island organizations came together to form the Roosevelt Island Community Coalition (RICC), a watchdog group focused on monitoring Cornell Tech’s construction plans, and advocating for Island interests. Ultimately, RICC drew up a list of community demands, many of which were included in Cornell Tech’s contract with NYC.

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