Roosevelt Island Residents Petition RIOC To Save Sportspark From Closing When Steam Plant Shuts Down - RIOC President Indelicato Believes Will Not Be Closed For More Than 2 Weeks
A Roosevelt Island online petition is circulating to:
SAVE SPORTSPARK FROM CLOSING WHEN THE STEAM PLANT SHUTS DOWN!!!To date it has 62 signatures. You can add your signature here.
Earlier today, I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Charlene Indelicato:
A petition to "save" the Sportspark from closing is being distributed on Roosevelt Island and signed by residents.Ms. Indelicato replied:
Any statement from RIOC updating it's plan for Sportspark.closing once the Steam Plant has been decommissioned.
Sportspark will close briefly for a conversion from the steam plant to alternate energy (boiler) initially with a generator ultimately with gas.I reported last August 23:
I do not believe it will be more than 2 weeks. Much of the timing is dependent on the steam plant closing date.
During the August 22 RIOC Real Estate Advisory Committee Meeting (here's audio webcast of meeting), RIOC Director Howard Polivy and President Charlene Indelicato reported that the Roosevelt Island Sportspark facilityHere's link to the Save Sportspark From Closing online petition.
Sportspark Image From Google Maps
may have to temporarily close for an unknown period of time because of the scheduled closing of the Steam Plant.
Image Of Roosevelt Island Steam Plant
Mr. Polivy explained that the Steam Plant supplies power to the Sportspark and without the Steam Plant, or, a substitute energy source, the Sportspark cannot operate. Ms Indelicato noted that Sportspark could be closed for as little as one or two weeks in order to install a temporary energy source. It is unknown at this time if Sportspark would be closed for a prolonged period of time.
Here's the discussion on subject
UPDATE 2:20 PM - Roberta Kleiman reports:
... printed version of Petition has 133 signatures.