The Unbearable Mindlessness of Being RIOC, Chapter 38

The Unbearable Mindlessness of Being RIOC, Chapter 38

Two weeks ago, we reported on RIOC’s stunning refusal of following the law or using just plain common sense. Being RIOC involved forcing pedestrians, strollers and wheelchairs to walk in the street. Guess what? They’re doing it again, and this time, it’s worse.

By David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Being RIOC means never having to say, “Do the right thing.”

Construction fence does not leave 5 feet for pedestrians

When an encroaching construction fence does not leave 5 feet of clear sidewalk passage for pedestrians, the DOT requires a temporary pedestrian walkway in the road. This walkway must be 5 feet in width, clearly marked and accessible. A temporary pedestrian walkway in the road must be as safe as the pre-construction condition. An Occupancy of Sidewalk Permit is also required when 5 feet of clear walkway is not available.

Decoder: Walk This Way

Being RIOC also means, it appears, never bothering with permits, no matter the law, or considering the safety of people who live and work on Roosevelt Island.

We are committed to protecting and serving the community by providing a safe and secure environment and enforcing local, state, and federal laws.

RIOC Annual Report

All a fella can say is, “Really?”

Roosevelt Islanders chuck in $4 million a year for Public Safety, and here’s the best they can do.

And this is right in front of Blackwell House, the historic site RIOC President/CEO Shelton J. Haynes seized for office space.

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