Roosevelt Islander Online: NYC Council Member Julie Menin Spends Afternoon On Roosevelt Island Meeting With New Coler CEO And Cornell Tech Dean

According to spokesperson for NYC Council Member (CM) Julie Menin:

CM Menin spent last Monday afternoon on Roosevelt Island walking around the island
and meeting with executive leadership of key institutions. 

First, the Council Member visited Coler Hospital to meet with new CEO Stephen
Catullo. Mr. Catullo brought CM Menin on a tour of the facility while
discussing capital needs ahead of budget season. The Borough President had
been at the facility a few weeks earlier to have similar discussions. The CM
also spoke about ways in which Coler could improve its relations with the
Roosevelt Island community and was pleased to hear about new partnerships at
Coler with Cornell Tech on art therapy and their community day as well as
reengaging with local stakeholders on the Island. 

The Council Member then rode the red bus down to Cornell Tech where she met
with leadership including Dean Greg Morrisett. The Council Member toured many
of Cornell’s state-of-the-art labs including a lab working on simulating human
response to driving that is collecting critical data for the development of
autonomous vehicles. The Council Member also spoke with Cornell Tech about
engagement with both the local community and the entire city. She briefly sat
in on a presentation from NYC robotics high school student competition
finalists from NYC First and got to see the great relationship that Cornell
Tech has fostered in supporting STEM amongst NYC public high school

On her way back to taking the tram to Manhattan she saw some of the cherry

As previously reported, earlier that Monday, CM Menin’s staff:

… joined with
Roosevelt Island NYPL
branch manager Carlos Chavez to let the Roosevelt Island community know that participatory budget voting has begun and that all
residents 11 years and older can pick up a ballot and vote in person at the
Roosevelt Island library or
vote online through through April 10….

Among the items on the District 5 ballot are funding for technology
enhancements to the Roosevelt Island NYPL branch (Item #9).


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