RIOC’s Special “Gift” for Roosevelt Island via the New York State Shelton J. Haynes Parking Area

RIOC’s Special “Gift” for Roosevelt Island via the New York State Shelton J. Haynes Parking Area

RIOC’s special gift for Roosevelt Island, amateurish and klutzy, comes wrapped in duct tape. And its message is indecipherable. But the one thing it does is keep the patroon’s special parking privileges safe from violation by anyone who lives here.

By David Stone

Roosevelt Island Daily News

RIOC’s special “gift” start with something taken away.

Tuesday morning, the patroon was absent again, but the minion gave up one parking spot out of four to an unidentified favorite.

“Sheldon is off the island and this vehicle is parked…must be really important!” one resident noted, sending along his own photo.

But more intriguing are the traffic cones someone carefully placed inside the empty spaces, making clear that no one, other than the elites, was allowed to use them.

Note: The patroon’s special place is empty and without cones. He shouldn’t have to trouble himself to move one, should he decide to come to work on some whim.

But the highlight of RIOC’s special gift today must be seen up close for full appreciation…

Someone took the trouble to decorate the cones and their unreadable messages.

Incompetent… Unprofessional… Slipshod… We don’t really have a word for how ugly this is or how it insults those of us who call this Island home.

Is this what we’re paying upwards of $25 million a year for?

RIOC: the gift that keeps on giving.

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