Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Roosevelt Island Community Activists Start Young - Will They Be Heard?

Young Roosevelt Islanders David and Emilia are concerned enough about their fellow neighbors that they wrote to RIOC President Steve Shane alerting him to the rusted metal plates protruding from the space separating the sidewalk from the grass near the playground by the handball court and other green spaces. Will RIOC hear the cries for safe playing spaces from Roosevelt Island's young children and fix these hazards?

UPDATE - 5/16: RIOC reports the metal strip has been removed and that some railroad ties on the south side of Capobianco field have been removed as well. The Mr. President (Steve Shane) reports that:

All anyone has to do is ask. We appreciate all the extra eyes and ears (of all sizes).
Thank the kids. See you at health & fitness day.
Job well done by all - the kids and RIOC.