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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Roosevelt Island Waterfront Pier Restaurant, Beach Volleyball, Seawall and Community Center Repairs On Agenda For May 2 RIOC Board Operations Committee

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Operations Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the RIOC administrative office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.


Updates on:

1. Langan Engineering Inspection of Pier;

2. Proposed Sandlot for Beach Volleyball Near Southtown;

3. Community Center Repairs;

4. Seawall Repairs at South Point Park East and West Walls;

5. Promenade Repairs Along West Wall;

6. Leak in Network Protection Room Near Gristede’s.

Any Other Committee Business That May be Brought Before the Committee
The Langan Engineering Inspection of the Pier agenda item will report on the condition of the Subway Pier,

Image of Damaged Subway Pier

the site of last year's Pier NYC waterfront restaurant. As Acting RIOC President Don Lewis reported last month:
... We are aware that Pier NYC was an Island attraction that was thoroughly enjoyed last year by many Island residents and visitors. Given the overwhelming success and support for the waterfront establishment, we would very much like to see it happen again this year. Unfortunately, due to damage to the wooden portion of the Pier as a result of Superstorm Sandy, as well as the recent collapse of the paved portion of the Pier, we cannot guarantee that the site will be safe for opening in May. We will continue to work diligently in an effort to overcome the unfortunate obstacles we have encountered....
April 2 RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee (full audio web cast of meeting here) discussed the condition of subway Pier including any future waterfront restaurants using that space. Here's what was said.

Also, a beach volleyball court in Southtown was considered by RIOC last year but rejected because of the estimated $25 thousand cost.

Do you remember the Water Taxi Beach that used to be in Long Island City? Is this next for Roosevelt Island?

Hopefully, we can get a Roosevelt Island volleyball court set up this summer - even just a net would be great

like this one in Williamsburg's McCarren Park.


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