Friday, January 31, 2020

RIOC President Susan Rosenthal Reports On Roosevelt Island Infrastructure Projects - Southpoint Park Shoreline Restoration Moving Forward, Tram Station Elevator Construction Begins Again, More Green Space For Lighthouse Park Expansion, No Soccer Field & More

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal provided updates on various Roosevelt Island infrastructure projects during the January 30 RIOC Board of Directors meeting including the Southpoint Park Shoreline Restoration

Images from RIOC

Good News, Roosevelt Island F Train Service To And From Manhattan This Weekend - E Train Service Too

According to the MTA there will be Roosevelt Island F Train service

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Roosevelt Island Black History Month Exhibition, The 1619 Project; Still Marginalized Begins February 8 To March 1 - You're Invited To Opening Reception At Gallery RIVAA Saturday February 8

You're invited to Gallery RIVAA's (527 Main Street) annual Roosevelt Island Black History Month Exhibition opening reception Saturday, February 8, 5-8 PM curated by local resident Lorraine Williams titled The 1619 Project: Still Marginalized

Image From RIOC

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Roosevelt Island Resident Looking For Other Mahjong Players - Learn How Popular Chinese Game Shaped American Lives

Roosevelt Island resident Vicki Feinmel asks:

I'm looking for experienced Mah Jongg players for Monday afternoons on Island.

RIOC Board Of Directors Meeting Thursday January 30 - Roosevelt Island Lighthouse Park Expansion And Internal Controls On Agenda, Ask Your Questions At Public Session - Roosevelt Landings Negotiation Item In Executive Session Too

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors will meet 5:30 PM Thursday, January 30 at the Cultural Center Theater (548 Main Street). You're invited to  attend,, ask questions and share concerns about Roosevelt Island during the opening Public Session before the start of the meeting. Sign up to speak here.

Below is the Agenda

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Roosevelt Island Duane Reade Pharmacy Sold Out Of Face Masks, Resupply Unknown - New Yorkers Concerned About Spread Of Novel Coronavirus, No Confirmed NY Cases Says Governor Cuomo, But It's Probably Here Says NYC Mayor de Blasio

An indication of the concern over news reports about the Novel Coronavirus was seen today at the Roosevelt Island Duane Reade pharmacy counter - Face masks are sold out

Sign Up For Free Breast Cancer Screening - American Italian Cancer Foundation Mammogram Bus Will Be On Roosevelt Island Saturday February 8, Appointment Necessary

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RICO):

The Mammogram Bus will be on Roosevelt Island on Saturday, February 8th from 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Good Shepherd Plaza (543 Main Street). The service is provided at no cost. No co-pays required. Deductibles are waived. Uninsured patients welcomed.  Note: You must make an appointment ahead of time.

For an appointment please call 1 877 628 9090.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Second Roosevelt Island Public Lewdness Incident This Month Reported Yesterday - PSD And NYPD Investigating But RIOC Declines To Give More Info

I asked the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Chief Kevin Brown today:

Any more details on Public Lewdness incident listed in PSD Report below:

01/26/20 – 1820 – 605 Main Street – Public Lewdness – PSD responded – Search made with negative results.

What happened?

Is this related to January 16 incident at 546 Main Street?

RIOC Responds To Roosevelt Island Transportation Outreach With Courtesy Signage Encouraging Giving Up Seats For Elderly/Disabled/Pregnant Woman And Will Start Routine PSD Patrols On Red Bus - Watch Video Of Full RI Transportation Issues Discussion

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)

On Thursday, January 9th, RIOC’s Chief Operating Officer Shelton Haynes, along with the Transportation Department’s Cy Opperman and Joe Marino heard from the community as part of our new outreach initiative: Re-Introducing RIOC.

A number of attendees at the event at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center voiced concerns about courtesy on our transportation network, particularly about our Red Bus service. RIOC encourages everyone to be considerate of their fellow passengers because a little kindness goes a long way. Although we still have some work to do in other areas, we are happy to report that we were able to quickly address two of your chief concerns immediately.


As a result of the community’s request, PSD has already started routine patrols on the Red Buses throughout the day. These patrols will be conducted seven days a week during the Red Bus hours of operation.


RIOC’s new COURTESY COUNTS signs will be posted on each bus within the next two weeks.

These signs feature images that clearly demonstrate which seats on the bus are reserved for those who are pregnant, the elderly and the disabled.

It is our hope that these signs and the increased PSD presence on the buses, will encourage our customers to consider the safety and comfort of all of their fellow passengers. Because a little bit of consideration for your neighbor goes a long way. If you see an incident happen on a bus, please alert the driver or contact PSD immediately at 212-832-4545.
Image From RIOC

Issues discussed during the January 9 Roosevelt Island Transportation meeting at Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center included: