Across New York City, coronavirus cases doubled since June, but Roosevelt Island has, so far, bucked that trend. Department of Health statistics look positive for the future, too, although some weakness remains.
By David Stone
According to reported tests for the week ending July 11th, not a single positive result came from residents in Zip Code 10044, that is, Roosevelt Island.
It’s a rarity. Of the city’s 178 Zip Codes, just four others showed 0% of infections. 191 were tested, down by about half from springtime levels.
And it went against the grain because, since mid-June, city coronavirus cases jumped from a low of .54% to 1.34%. That’s more than double.
Roosevelt Island Coronavirus Cases
Exceptions stand out locally with reports of passengers ignoring face mask rules on Red Buses, but the vast majority show more neighborly consideration.
And while RIOC’s support for anti-infection efforts dropped precipitously after last year’s change in administration, residents and organizations were generally excellent.
The CBN/RI Senior Center reopened with care, and Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance resumed performances with precautions firmly in place. No known coronavirus cases resulted from either.
The single note of concern is relatively minor. Roosevelt Island’s fully vaccinated rate, at 64%, remains significantly lower than most nearby areas in Manhattan and Queens. Neighboring Zip Codes are almost all well above 70%, several above 80.
Click here for testing sites nearby.
Find out where vaccines are available nearby, including Duane Reade at 425 Main, next to the subway, here.
Also from the Roosevelt Island Daily News
- Roosevelt Island Is Nearly Devoured in MTA Subway Map RemakeA new Subway Map slowly being introduced by the MTA has Manhattan blowing up like a hippo in a birdcage while Roosevelt Island shrinks to near oblivion. First reported in Gizmodo… The Roosevelt Island Daily News More from the Roosevelt Island Daily davidstone1313 See author's posts
- A Child Hit In Crosswalk Is Third In Two MonthsThe child hit in a crosswalk, yesterday, was the third on Roosevelt Island in two months. Multiple reports say RIOC’s Public Safety Department refused a request for protection during a Halloween party, claiming they were “understaffed.” By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Child Hit After PSD Refuses A Request for Help Monster Bash,
- Still Sleeping in the Roosevelt Island Subway. Is there no solution?Last month, we posted about the high volume of people finding a place to sleep in the Roosevelt Island subway station. Mid-morning today, there were a pair so out of it, they managed sleeping soundly on those god awful, ribbed benches in the subway. The Roosevelt Island Daily News How is it we can spend
- Proof that nagging – plus two accidents – gets RIOC off its pegRIOC’s been nagged for months about returning mini stop signs in crosswalks. They lower the risks to which pedestrians are regularly exposed. But nothing happened until two people were hit by cars. Better late than never, although it’s shameful it took so much to get some action. The Roosevelt Island Daily News More from the
- After Ten Years, Hudson-Related’s Shops On Main Finds Its GrooveShops on Main launched in 2011 with a boom that bombed. Hudson president David Kramer promised “shock and awe.” It’s too late now for either, but what we have is a big post-pandemic bump into a functioning Main Street Corridor. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Shops On Main, October 2021 In past