Thursday: Esther Yang and Friends Community Forum, Roosevelt Island History and Fun Facts

Thursday: Esther Yang and Friends Community Forum, Roosevelt Island History and Fun Facts

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RIOC’s Board Meets Thursday. Maybe. But It’s Another Mess

Will RIOC’s Board really meet on Thursday? Given the chaos generated under President/CEO Shelton J. Haynes, it’s hard to tell. There are mixed messages, legally required items missing and so forth. Here’s what we have – and don’t have – so far. by David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Although RIOC’s September 2022 Board

The Curious Tale of Two Fire Hydrants and Public Safety

“Hooray, that unsightly and inexplicable fire hydrant barricade has been removed from in front of the deli,” our reader wrote. “However, it is commonplace for trucks to be double parked in front of the hydrant outside Rivercross. They are United Parcel, FedEx, deliveries to Wholesome Factory, etc.  That situation Never seems to bother Public Safety

Make Roosevelt Island Main Street Better with Car-Free Weekends

Roosevelt Island’s Main Street is drearier than it should be or was originally envisioned. It discourages strollers, and people casually meeting people. Free Red Buses usher potential friends and customers past. Car-free weekends can help by relaxing car and truck congestion and inviting customers to local businesses. It’s safer too. And that’s just the start.

Why Is RIOC Suddenly Doing the Right Thing? Sometimes… But Why?

Doing the right thing is not a sure thing with RIOC. More than a few WTF moments have sparkled through Roosevelt Island during the Haynes regime. And as a rule, they neither admit nor fix any mistake. But suddenly, something has changed. Or maybe more… But some things are getting better, at least for now.

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