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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Roosevelt Island's NYPD 114 Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney Leaves Post For Promotion To Firearms Suppression Unit

NYPD Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney

NYPD 114 Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney (Standing) and Roosevelt Island PSD Jack McManus (Sitting)

is no longer the Commanding Officer of the 114 Precinct in Queens which covers Roosevelt Island.

According to the Astoria Post:
The commanding officer of the 114th Precinct in Astoria has moved on after being in charge for just 18 months.

Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney has been promoted to the Firearm Suppression Unit and is no longer with the precinct, according to Detective Edwin Negron of the 114 precinct.

Negron said that the firearm unit has only just been formed and that Maloney will be based out of the First Deputy Commissioners office....
Click here for the full article.

Deputy Inspector Maloney tweets:
Here's Deputy Inspector Maloney on Roosevelt Island matters.

UPDATE 4/29: Captain Peter Fortune has been appointed new Commanding Officer of NYPD 114 Precinct.

44 comments :

KTG said...

Ben Kallos is our city rep, contact details are on the link below everyone should call and express concerns and demand increased NYPD role on island. PSD is not equipped for gun violence or to perform type of policing required to curb this issue.

http://council.nyc.gov/d5/html/members/home.shtml

AshleyMcCormick said...

There has always been talk of uniting the neighbors, let's do this and that, and people have spoken at the Island meetings. However, the management has never taken any responsibility. They should be the ones to implement new, and rather extraordinary, measures, since the Island has changed a lot. I'm sure the tenants would agree to pay something extra and have a doorman. Or better surveillance than the so-called cameras. Or PSD officers that care more about keeping the Island safe than about chasing drivers off the street or breezeways. They should be the ones to be on the lookout and disperse the 'groups', not us, the residents. And, no, the culprits would never get evicted. That's how they became what they are now: by being slapped on the wrist.

IslandKrewe said...

You are right, but if tenants and islanders keep silent, nothing will happen.. The only way management and PSD will take action is if public attention is drawn to what they have failed to do...and media attention always seems to work.. By now management should have stepped up and demonstrated that they are involved and paying attention, If they are still silent, they need to be put in the spotlight. Organize , its the best way to fix the situation,

SherieL said...

IslandKrewe-I would like you to contact me at helkatz@verizon.net or call me. Look at the circulation manager number in The WIRE.

IslandKrewe said...

Sheriel, Why ? is there something that can't be said in a public forum? This is a public forum that is intended to allow all those who wish to speak up, do so. Please do use this to share your thoughts, as they should be of benefit to all readers

KTG said...

another fight outside Roosevelt Landings tonight.

AshleyMcCormick said...

Should the newspapers be informed? Should we call the TV news channels? Or is it too sensitive an issue as management & PSD would appear in a negative light? Or, simply, they don't care what is being said about them? Clearly, PSD can't and won't allow itself to be energized: there're never less than 3 officers in the office, you can often see 2 PSD cars stopped side to side so the drivers can chat, there's never any PSD patrolling the "pot alleys" and so on. I'm wondering if the residents can twist management's hand by withholding rent unless they are being notified of serious and concrete measures.

AshleyMcCormick said...

Was there any intervention by the PSD? I mean, not after the fact, but during. It's a small island, news - and sounds - travel quickly. They're generally reluctant to intervene in a decisive manner. That's why we need NYPD presence on the island. Sad but we're reached this point. And let's not pretend we don't know why the Southtown people avoid Eastwood area like the plague.

KTG said...

yes both PSD & NYPD were involved, and NYPD stayed on scene for a while. I did not see start my neighbor did, I came 1- 2 hours later and noticeable presence on street. But I saw that small group who are typically in front of RL just go over to Westview by school.


Again complain to city start with Ben Kallos be clear we need NYPD patrol on island. I've heard that RL issue has been steadily declining last few years since. Which seems to coincide with changes in PSD policies and I think more importantly when lost regular NYPD patrols.

RooseveltIslander said...

An Update. Roosevelt Landing owner Urban American says that this was an isolated incident

IslandKrewe said...

yes, it was so isolated that a drug dealer with a gun would be hanging out , to buy coffee, or may be to volunteer at the Senior Center ! Or was the shooter there to do their nails at the Salon ? !!

AshleyMcCormick said...

Typical NYMBY attitude from UA (not the owner anymore but still the dismal manager of RL). They have never accepted responsibility for anything but for filling the market-rate apartments with as many people as possible - per apartment, I mean. As to the shooting, it has happened before (right on Main Street), it will happen again. This is where the fights in front of 580, in the yard of 580, rowdy, trash-producing groups hanging out in the lobby, the traffic of sketchy characters in and out of the building and certain apartments, will lead, slowly but surely. Could the Moderator ask UA what measures they plan on implementing in the light of the latest incidents? IF they think measures are needed.

AshleyMcCormick said...

Guys, watch your spelling! :) "An archive of the RIOC Daily Pubic Safety Incident Report is located on blog's sidebar."

RooseveltIslander said...

I asked that question. UA response is posted about it being an isolated incident.

Also, thanks for spelling correction.

SherieL said...

Ok, if this is a public forum, and you know my name, why not let me know who you really are? If not, then its up to you to do what you will (or won't). I wanted to let you know more about RIRA and speak with you personally. If you're not interested, that's fine. Up to you.

IslandKrewe said...

Your name is of no relevance.. I just see the name that your messages appear under = SherieL= ..If you want to provide information about RIRA , in the context of this thread, please do it here and share it. If you are not interested, thats fine, It is up to you

mookie113 said...

This situation will never get attention unless Roosevelt Landings earnings are affected. Post links to the police blotters - shootings, public urination, vandalism, all of it, take pics of the filthy, urine infested, drug baggie filled stairwells on real estate sites - curbed, etc. Find out what rental agencies are renting here - I see large groups of Asian students being led around by real estate clowns & how those agencies advertise - post on the same sites about the realty of what's happening. This is a text book exmple of what happens when a community is dismantled & transformed into a commodity. RIRA?? They're too busy infighting to notice anything.

KTG said...

are parties involved residents if so are they being evicted?

IslandKrewe said...

The NY Post carried this http://nypost.com/2015/04/26/man-shot-on-roosevelt-island-in-drug-deal-gone-bad/

AshleyMcCormick said...

Exactly! The situation must affect RL's earnings. As of now, they can't be bothered. They're renting market-rent apartments faster than they can get them ready. We don't really expect the short-time renters to care but they, just like us, should consider withholding rent until UA comes up with new measures or, at least, with an official acknowledgment of the incident, of what's going on in RL, of the complacency of PSD and, in general, with an apology for not caring about an entire building for so long.

SherieL said...

The RIRA information is above and anyone who cares to come to a RIRA meeting is more than welcome to do so. It is a public meeting as you know. All our meetings are posted in The WIRE in the "Coming Up" section.

Prior to the start of the formal CC meeting, a period of time is set aside for the anyone from the public to speak and address the Common Council.

Speakers should plan to be there 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to sign up.

As with any elected representative group, it is not up to me or any singular RIRA member to speak for the organization's Committees. It is up to those of you in the community to come to RIRA and work with the appropriate committee to find solutions to problems. We work with all our "pols" and they know RIRA as the organization to speak with when there are problems in the community.

It is up to members of the community to contact their RIRA reps in their building/complex, directly, about a specific issue or problem, or to make the effort to attend a RIRA meeting to meet your's and all the other Common Council reps, as well as the Committee Chairs. Ms. Feely-Nahem is very responsive to community issues. She and the PSD Committee work very closely with the Chief of Public Safety, Jack McManus and his staff. If there is a specific problem RIRA's PS Committee can help with that's the place to go if you want RIRA's involvement.
Did you know that all residents of Roosevelt Island are RIRA members? The Common Council are your elected reps.

One thing you must understand, however, it that RIRA cannot and will not insert itself into housing management issues. That is something the residents in the buildings/complexes to organize internally for.
Perhaps we'll see you and others on May 6.

CheshireKitty said...

Door stations would provide more security. The owner can afford to provide market-rate amenities such as door stations as the building is market-rate.

AshleyMcCormick said...

Oh, yeah, they can afford it! But they won't do it unless something drastic (read: tragic) happens. And, who knows, maybe not even then. They don't deem RL worthy of improvement other than the repeated and senseless painting of the corridor walls. Sadly, the 'projects' mentality never left the owners - or some of the residents.

Carl Wilson said...

I meant affecting their earnings via prospective tenants finding out about the reality of life in RL (dangerous incidents such as the shooting, filthy stairwells etc) & renting elsewhere because of it. Withholding rent is a complex process & only works in the end if the landlord is violating the lease agreement or city regulations (not providing heat, water etc).

Romano Reid said...

IslandKrewe- I respect the fact that you embrace transparency . You are absolutely correct what can be said in a meeting can easily be said in public on the Blog. In fact- I would recommend that you keep posting your comments. The Blog has always been a credible venue for resident concerns. As for RIRA- That organization has NO direct control over issues involving how a single management company handles issues in their buildings. If you or anyone have any concerns or questions concerning building issues. Feel more than free to go directly to the Manager of the building.

NotMyKid said...

Drug deal.. You don't say.

Unarmed officers, YA don't say!

A gun shot victim! Gasp! YA don't say!

This is what unfortunently happens when you tie your officers hands. You get crime. You get crap. Period.

Hope the victim pulls through.

Hope RIOC and company opens their eyes and make psd a legit department .

NotMyKid said...

You know public safety are frowned upon to take police action now a days right?

Thanks to your rioc president and ball less psd chief.

NotMyKid said...

Why not just train and arm psd so they can act like real police and do their damn jobs?

Just trying to make sense and logic.

NotMyKid said...

Blame endelicato and farance for hand tying psd from acting like police on the island.

NotMyKid said...

Yeah let psd do their jobs. When was their last arrest or enforcement action taken?

How many "no Johnny, that's bad" swats on the troublemakers wrists does psd have to do before they can take proper police action?

Help me understand. How is is possible every psd job is unfounded or condition corrected?

Crazy. Lies lies lies.

AshleyMcCormick said...

That'd be the logical action in such a situation but PSD would need major reform, starting from the top. Can you imagine the present PSD officers - ARMED? Not even if they get trained forever. The Island needs proper NYPD presence, and that's a fact. This way, the PSD can continue being a lethargic peace-keeping organization. For the record, 580 lobby is still the meeting and hanging-out locale (10-12 'youths' last Friday).

AshleyMcCormick said...

A resident wrote to Ben Kallos about the shooting in 580 asking for help. In the reply, no word on the actual incident and, oh, I don't know, measures? ideas? compassion and understanding? Instead, the resident is being bombarded with random, unrelated, self-congratulatory e-mails from Kallos' office. So, no, the contact-your-rep approach is not working either.

AshleyMcCormick said...

Thank you for conveying UA's message! Better than nothing. However, we all expected UA to step up and address the building residents directly. You know, like a sheet of paper under the door or something.

AshleyMcCormick said...

There's enough bad press for UA and Roosevelt Island around the Internet, believe me. Just read the landlord-review blogs such as: https://nyctenantadvocate.wordpress.com/about/. The new tenants don't seem to care. As I said, they stay for a few months and move on. A newspaper or TV channel investigating and talking to the residents would surely do the trick.

NotMyKid said...

I don't get it... What's wrong with current psd officers?

They are already sworn and are law enforcement.

What's ths issue..

AshleyMcCormick said...

Nothing is wrong with PSD officers - - in the current setting of things. The problem arises if we expect them to police, protect and secure. With all due respect, arming them so they "can act like real police" doesn't make them real police. Ideally, we would have a NYPD presence on the Island, along with the PSD who could also man the problematic Eastwood entrances, alleys and back yards, and boost their patrolling.

NotMyKid said...

You do know that PSD are sworn law enforcement officers with arrest powers, just like the nypd right?

They just have terrible uniforms and are unarmed.

Romano Reid said...

Ashley, we shouldn't paint the entire building as bad just because of a few jerks. The Public Safety Committee will be working with the Roosevelt Landings Service Committee to request a meeting with U/A management. Once we get final word there will be a notice sent out.

Frank Alo said...

Will. The tenants involed with the drug shooting. Be evicted

♫n.i.a♀ said...

I actually emailed Roosevelt Landings about it and have yet to receive a reply.

♫n.i.a♀ said...

Well, then again we don't want any trigger happy cops out here either. PSD definitely needs to step up though. Just cruising around in their jeeps isn't enough. Make rounds in the buildings and see what actually goes on in the hallways/rooftops at night.

♫n.i.a♀ said...

560 is a lot like 580. A lot of random people just waiting for a tenant to open the door. And of course we just open it because we don't think that anyone would have a bad intention coming in the building. God knows what goes on. I saw a couple guys hanging out near the elevator and looking down from the window. I know what that was about but it sure looked sketchy.

♫n.i.a♀ said...

I know right, I was walking to salon when I saw this kid walk up to a couple moms with strollers and he lifted his shirt saying he got shot. It'll haunt me for a long time. Would you know if this is a premise for tenants to break their leases over? We just moved in and I already feel like moving out.

♫n.i.a♀ said...

I think this was a pretty drastic and tragic thing that happened and even so the management seems silent about this. We definitely should have a doorman at every building.

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