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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2008, 05:31:06 PM »
It used to have several major hospitals on it.  Now it has been developed with numerous high rise apartment houses.

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Re: Roosevelt Island
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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2008, 11:43:24 PM »
Below are a few photos from outside the SOC located on RI from this afternoon.  I will probably post as a slide show later this week on my blog

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2008, 05:08:54 PM »
When the new Highrises open up, will they open up and engine company just in case? I think they will have to because it kind of a long haul from Queens.

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 08:00:14 AM »
You won't see a new Engine or Company for sometime in NYC.  They are trying everything else under the sun before they will even think about it.

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008, 03:38:07 PM »
I tell you I live facing into Main Street and there are days when we would see Engine 260 and I think Ladder 116 every night.  It always sounds as if they are coming onto the Island and heading down to Goldwater Hospital (just South of the QB Bridge).  Especially in the Summer it really feels like they are here all the time.

With the new buildings opening up and three more to come.  It seems like they have to add capacity.  Would they ever install new equipment at the SOC for the Island?  I know everytime the RI Lift Bridge is tested or opened the Queens house sends a truck to sit on the island in case the bridge gets stuck open.


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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2008, 10:31:13 PM »
Theres has been talk about moving SOC some place else, because of the bridge issue. 

You would have to figure out the response times on the island and see if it's in range.  Unless it's super high they won't even think about putting units out there.  Example would be City Island, without the house on the island the response times would be super high.
However because there are a bunch of houses so close to RI the response times are problay still with in the normal range.

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2008, 11:32:30 PM »
Another question; What's on Hart Island and is there still a ferry that takes you there?
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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2008, 07:14:18 AM »
Potter's field is on Hart Island. There used to be some broadcast radio antenae stations there also. I don't know if they are still in use.
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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2008, 07:17:39 AM »
And yes there still is a ferry that takes you there.

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2008, 05:54:05 PM »
The Hart Island ferry doesn't take "You" there, it's takes the inmates there..

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2008, 07:08:52 PM »
You mean the "stiffs".

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2008, 08:46:51 PM »
Yea the stiff's as well.

Corrections pretty much run's the island with the inmates doing the larbor of digging the graves for the potters fields.

http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/nycdoc/html/hart.html

http://www.hartisland.org/

http://www.lindenwald.com/album/hart/

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2008, 12:10:13 PM »
On Tuesday morning at about 2am on March 12th I took the video that can be seen at the following link.  Once I figure out how to post video here I will do so.

http://rooseveltisland360.blogspot.com/2008/03/typical-fdny-response-to-apparent-non.html

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2008, 03:33:38 PM »
Nice vid!

If I may help with your description, the three units you missed were E258, Rescue 4, and the 45 Battalion.

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Re: Roosevelt Island
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2008, 08:50:39 PM »
Does anyone have any details regarding the five individuals that were stuck in one of the elevators today, Thursday May 8, 2008, at the Roosevelt Island subway station?

 

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