Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Roosevelt Island Public Use Of RIOC Facilities, Playground Upgrades, Main Street Retail Update & More On Agenda For May 18 RIOC Real Estate Committee Meeting

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Real Estate Advisory Committee is meeting tomorrow, May 18. According to RIOC:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a meeting of the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee of the RIOC Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the RIOC Administrative Office, 591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, New York.


1. Review Public Utilization of Available RIOC Facilities
2. Review Upgrades to Playgrounds and Other Installations
3. Receive an Update on Retail Space Utilization
4. Enter into Executive Session to Discuss Leases of Real Property
5. Any Other Committee Business That may be Brought Before the Committee


The Open Meetings Law of the State of New York requires that all public bodies conduct meetings, convened for the purpose of officially conducting public business, in a manner open to attendance by the general public to observe and listen.
During April 20 RIOC Board of Directors meeting public session, Roosevelt Island parent Chris Warsing requested that RIOC make our local ball fields more available for local kids and residents by reducing the amount of permitting to off-Island groups.

The picture below shows entire Firefighters Field being used on a weekend by off-island permitted group.

Mr. Warsing also asked for the ball fields to be re-surfaced for better and safer use.

Here's what Mr. Warsing had to say.

Hopefully, this issue will be discussed as part of the public utilization of RIOC facilities agenda item.

UPDATE 5/18:

RIOC adds:
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Real Estate Development Advisory Committee meeting previously scheduled for Thursday, May 18, 2017 has been postponed. The date and location of the rescheduled meeting shall be announced at a later time.