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April 16, 2019

Senator Serrano is honoring Girl Scout Troop 3001, the Tech Hoppers, tomorrow at the Tata Innovation Center on the Cornell Campus for their achievements in robotics and their first place victory in the FIRST Lego League New York City Championships, a competition that challenges kids to present innovative solutions to real-world problems, as well as creating and programming Lego-based robots. 

Next week, the troop is heading to the worldwide FIRST...

December 1, 2018

Roosevelt Island kicked off the holiday season Friday night with the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and joined by many partner organizations including the Roosevelt Island Navigators, the Cafe at Cornell Tech, Amalgamated Bank, and Island Kids. 

Performers from Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance, the Hope Church choir, and Girl Scouts, treated Islanders by caroling up Main Street from the Tram a...

September 15, 2018

Do you enjoy all the nature on our beloved island? Are you interested in the amazing local plants and flowers? Well, let us tell you why we are lucky to have some native plants on Roosevelt Island.

Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem. Many pollinators, like beautiful butterflies and lovely ladybugs, can only rely on native plants for food and nectar. Because of this, the butterflies and other pollinators may become endangered on our island and...

June 23, 2018

Last Saturday, as the sun dipped behind the Manhattan skyline and the lighthouse lit up, dozens of Girl Scouts and parents busily set about erecting a tidy row of tents along the western side of the Lighthouse Park lawn. For many of the younger girls, it would be their very first experience sleeping outdoors and you could feel a nervous energy as they ran between tents searching for friends and testing out flashlights.  

“In many parts of the country,...

May 16, 2018

The Tech Hoppers would like to express our sincere appreciation to Cornell Tech and Girl Scouts of Greater New York for their generous support of Roosevelt Island’s Girl Scout Troop 3001’s FIRST Lego League Robotics team this season.

May 15, 2018

The Wildlife Freedom Foundation offers its gratitude and appreciation for all the hard work, dedication, compassion, and generosity of Girl Scout Troop 3002.

December 16, 2017

When FIRST, a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging engineering and scientific exploration in kids, needed a team that could showcase the group’s impact at its annual Inspire Gala event in November, they knew exactly who to call: Girl Scout Troop 3001 from Roosevelt Island. 

The troop’s robotics team is a competitor in the FIRST Lego League, an international competition that challenges kids to present innovative solutions to real-world problems, as well a...

October 30, 2017

Sad about last year's presidential election results, 10-year-old Lily Kalb wrote a good-bye letter to President Barack Obama. And he wrote back.

March 12, 2017

Community Column: Girl Scout Troop 3001

The mission of the Girl Scouts of the USA is to “build girls of courage, confidence, and character that make the world a better place.” Here on Roosevelt Island, volunteer scout leaders Yitza Martinez, Heather Smith, and I are working with our many civic-minded organizations and individuals to do just that. And on behalf of the girls and parents in Troop 3001, we would like to express our appreciation to the enti...

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