The Motorgate Atrium greets residents and visitors alike with caked on filth and has for years. But according to yesterday’s email blast, even RIOC has finally had enough of it.
by David Stone
A Motorgate Atrium Cleanup
“Please be advised, RIOC will begin interior and exterior power washing at the Motorgate Atrium and the Helix area beginning the week of 4/25/22. All public areas will be cordoned off and protection will be installed at the interior entrances within the garage. Elevator access to the garage will be maintained at all times. Directional signs will be posted within the Atrium to guide access to the elevators. The anticipated duration of this project is two months.”
Better late than never, and there is no explanation as to why it requires two weeks – maybe extensive work or extreme build up of grime. But will it be extensive enough?
Lackadaisical abuse of the helix area is also a years-long curse:
Neglect of the helix area is stark, especially as it contrasts against Capobianco Field and the modern towers of Manhattan Park. RIOC’s allowed it to become a resting place for construction junk and free parking for unused, rusting containers.
Will the clean up be as extensive as it needs to be? Since RIOC is bunkered under Governor Hochul’s protection, we’ll know only when it’s done. Fingers crossed.
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