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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day After 2010 Christmas Blizzard Clean Up Goes Very Well For Roosevelt Island - Not So Good For New York City Outer Borough Side Streets

Image of Plowed Roosevelt Island Main Street From Olya Turcihin

Looks like the outer boroughs of New York City have had a much more difficult time cleaning up from the Day After 2010 Christmas Blizzard than has Roosevelt Island.
Image Of Plowed Roosevelt Island Main Street From Olya Turcihin

According to Jane, a reader of post on how Roosevelt Island handled the Blizzard:
I've been to Manhattan and Queens in the aftermath of this storm. In a city where apparently large stretches of Queens Blvd are characterized as a "side street" (a.k.a. in desperate need of a plow on Tuesday AM) and the snowbanks at main crosswalks in Manhattan are 2-3 ft high, I'm very grateful to have started my trek at RI. Really impressed with how safe and clear the streets and sidewalks have been. I know it took a lot of people working really hard in tough conditions to make that happen. Thank you all!
Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judy Berdy also commented:
After trekking to the subway in Manhattan, I was glad to be in the
land of civilized snow removal. At 11a.m. Monday, the MTA had cleaned all the snow from around the RI Subway station. That was a first and most appreciated. This afternoon everything was passable and it was great to be home where snow is still fun. Hope the kids have fun making snowmen in the parks!

Thanks to all our bousing staffs,
RIOC an everyone who does the real work!!
More Roosevelt Island images of the blizzard from Ms Turcihin below.









UPDATE 11:55 PM - Take a look at these reports showing how neighborhoods such as Ditmas Park and Sheepshead Bay are still waiting for the blizzard clean up of snow to reach them as well as this video of the blizzard's aftermath in Ditmas Park:


You Tube Video from Brenda From Flatbush

40 comments :

Anonymous said...

We Islanders are indeed lucky to live here --

First of all because of our 36th Avenue Bridge, which must be kept clear, clean and accessible for fire, police and EMS access from and to Queens, not to mention that we are still the home of the Special Ops unit here who need unfettered access to all of NYC...and that high standard was maintained yet again by NYC Sanitation and our own RIOC teams.

Second, in my 27 years living here, this was not the most awful storm, but it was one of the few times that neither NYC nor RIOC declared a SNOW EMERGENCY in advance of the blizzard (and not that they did not know as early as 12/24) -- declaring a snow emergency gets ALL cars and vehicles off Main Street and allows for better plowing, sanding, salting and keeps our main street more accessible. What was RIOC thinking (or not)?

Finally, having been here for so long, our RIOC staff, and many of the building staffs along the original Main Street corridor did a great job on Monday morning keeping our sidewalks clear, most bus stops clear, and reminded us why it is great to live here...

Anonymous said...

Agreed...next time people are mad at RIOC and say the City should take back control of the Island, remember this week.

Anonymous said...

That's right! Just over the bridge on the Queens side, the streets suck! Lousy plowing and very messy. Good job RIOC!

mushr00m said...

I noticed a bunhc of cars both snowed in, then plowed in on Main Street right by Rivercross. I wondered: how is that possible? How is it that all these cars were here long enough to be stuck in the snow? And how is it that none of them have tickets? I suppose that would be adding insult to injury in the Public Safety's mind, but I guess they are too dull to see the monuments to their blatant disregard of island parking regulations.

Anonymous said...

mushr00m: Parking regulations on this island are really badly enforced, no matter what the PSD says. Considering this island is so small and we have our own police force you may get the idea that they should be able to walk up and down Main Street a couple of times a day to write tickets. Nope. I guess that kind of revenue is not needed.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the 11:46AM comment. Congrats to RIOC for a job well done on cleaning up the snow. I shudder to think if and when NYC would have gotten around to taking care of the snow on Roosevelt Island if the city were running the island. It took months for the MTA to finally fix the broken main entrance door to the F subway station. Roosevelt Island would not be a high priority for the city if the island were under NYC management. RIOC isn't perfect, but at least we residents can air our issues and have some of them resolved. If NYC were running the island, nobody at City Hall would hear our issues and concerns, and NOTHING would ever be fixed or adjusted.

Anonymous said...

To Mushr00m and poster from 11:48AM: You should watch the news every once in a while. Parking enforcement has been suspended due to the snow storm. The City is not generating any revenue from tickets because they have bigger things to concentrate on - like plowing the streets in the outer Boroughs. And, if it were your car stuck under the snow, you wouldn't want the extra burden of a ticket either.

Anonymous said...

I had a late lunch at Trellis and watched a PSD car parking 4 feet off the curb at the fire hydrant.
The single driver got out and left the car barely giving residents a chance to jaywalk and cross like PSD between the snowpiles during my entire meal.
PSD should give a good example and use the 3 assigned spots and the nearby cross-walks.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous from 2:42pm. I think we all understand that parking cannot be really enforced with all the snow on the streets (unfortunately, a lot of inconsiderate drivers abuse this scenario all over the city). BUT, in general, parking regulations are very badly enforced on this island. A fact that nobody can disagree with.

Anonymous said...

To the poster(s) above, I think we want 2 different things from our PSD. You want them to give tickets and waste a lot of their time doing traffic enforcement. I want them to keep the crime rate down by detering crime - like with the Building & Garage patrols I see them doing. You want to worry about them parking their car, when their spaces are obviously blocked by the mounds of snow (taken from the other spaces for us). I want to worry about them helping me with my wheelchair to climb the snowed edges of the sidewalk. They do a great job here and I'm glad we have them. You should think about moving to another neighborhood where you don't even see an officer all day.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the priorities expressed in the above blog BUT
do not understand why PSD does not
attempt to set a good example but flaunt their selfgiven privileges.
PSD is not above the law.

Anonymous said...

I sort of agree with both 11:05PM & 10:20AM. I just don't think they flaunt being above the law. They have a tough job that not many would even want to do. They don't get paid much and do pretty much the same job as NYPD Officers... maybe more. I'm especially appreciative of them escorting me home when I get home late from work. I don't believe the NYPD would do that.

Anonymous said...

While it is all good and nice that the PSD does all these personal favors for individuals I think we can agree that they should not neglect the job that they are supposed to do as well: enforce traffic regulations. Every single person in this community should be helping each other, PSD or not. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to write tickets (oh, I wish the NYPD or PSD would make it possible for people like me to write tickets; I would so enjoy this job and would actively fight the entitlement some drivers think they have).

Anonymous said...

Writing tickets is only a small part of a Police or Public Safety Officer's job. Traffic Agents get paid to write tickets all day. Law Enforcement Officers have many other responsibilities, and I don't believe helping someone with their wheelchair is a PERSONAL favor. It's called good community policing.

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