Just asking — Does anyone clean the Island anymore?


Does anyone clean the Island anymore? Outdoor maintenance has looked pretty shabby lately and generates regular complaints. Including this one…

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Clean the Island, please… if you’re not too busy.

“I was just wondering if anyone cleans the island anymore,” a reader wrote.

“Roosevelt Island looks neglected, and It is dirtier and dirtier every day. It is really so sad to see this.

“Yesterday I saw this guy that looks like he’s hired to clean up. I was happy to see him thinking, We will have again a clean area…

But guess what, he just stopped near one of the benches to check his phone and then walked away with his bucket and broom that never touched the ground,” she continued.

Days, if not weeks, of debris and weeds ignored by RIOC.

“Unfortunately you see more and more places like these. Is anyone in charge with checking how the cleaning of the island is done? Or this is a job done remotely from home?

“It makes me sad to see our beautiful island so grossly neglected. I’ve lived on the island for many years, and I think this is the worst I’ve seen it.”

Really. Does anyone clean the Island anymore?

Maybe Public Safety isn’t the only crew that quit working.

More News from the Roosevelt Island Daily

  • Abraham Hicks and the Law of Attraction Now: A Hard Look
    In the realm of self-help and personal development, few names are as widely recognized as Abraham Hicks. Centered around spirit channeling and the Law of Attraction, the teachings amassed a significant following. But a healthy dose of skepticism is called for when thinking about these teachings. Let’s take a moment to critically analyze Abraham Hicks … Read more
  • “Arrangements,” New Art From Toshiko Kitano Groner Opens on Sunday
    New art from one of our favorite artists and longtime RIVAA member, Toshiko Kitano Groner, is the kind of news we like. We’ve covered her work for over a decade. She never disappoints. The Roosevelt Island Daily News RIVAA Gallery and the Octagon welcome you to an exhibition of new works by artist Toshiko Kitano … Read more
  • Haynes’s Conspiracy Theories Now Prompt Rosenthal’s Response
    Former RIOC CEO Susan Rosenthal’s response came after over three years of virtual silence during which she spoke up only in lawsuits. “I was saddened to see that the Island made the news once again recently,” she said, “with a lawsuit that was filed by Mr. Haynes against State officials.” Residents, she added, asked her … Read more
  • An Island Didn’t Want Dogs But Now Some Rescue and Find Homes for Them
    Rescues – now delivered to Roosevelt Island, mostly Shih Tzu dogs with long hair and short legs – find protection and new homes. It’s a remarkable switch for a community that shunned all dogs and still does in some unenlightened places. Thank local hero, Jim Luce, who’s found yet another way of helping the needy. … Read more
  • Now They’re Coming for Your Beer and My Wine
    There’s no mistaking the trend, driven by poor science. Federal government resources are coming for your beer and my wine. The CDC says every little swallow adds risk to your life and health, but looked at more closely, how serious are these risks anyway? More importantly, is it good science? by David Stone TheCenters of … Read more

About Author

Leave a Reply

Previous Story

Safety at Crosswalks: What are the rules for New York State?

Next Story

August 2021 on Roosevelt Island in Pictures

Latest from Images

0 $0.00
%d bloggers like this: