A new, permanent guest in the New York State Shelton J. Haynes Parking Area


While just plain people complain about the scarcity of parking on Roosevelt Island, RIOC president/CEO Shelton J. Haynes solved his problem. He awarded himself four free spaces, complimenting his $200,000+ annual salary. But his generosity didn’t stop there.

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Initially, Haynes determined that four was just about right for his needs as patroon, giving him easy access to offices that are not ADA compliant in historic Blackwell House.

Elites from outside need special privileges, of course, because they are… well, so special. But as The Space Cadet noticed, Haynes recently extended honors to a new, permanent guest. A hybrid car owner now gets space in the coveted New York State Shelton J. Haynes Parking Area.

Yes, she’s an employee working right alongside Haynes, except during his frequent absences, in the totally inappropriate, ADA non-compliant Blackwell House suite of executive offices.

That’s Haynes giant carbon footprint of a gas guzzler nestled right in there between the hybrid and the empty spaces he commands just in case someone drops by.

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