by David Stone
“Restore these,” she said, sending over photos of the Roosevelt Island red trash cans aligning Main Street.
When then RIOC President/CEO Susan Rosenthal okayed the pricey cans, the flack got heavy. Locals accused her of wasting money, but they proved their value. They’ve been sturdy while adding color to Main Street, but nothing lasts forever.
And these babies need a coat of fresh paint. Keep going, RIOC. You can make a big positive impact the easy way.
Keep Going on These Too
And while you’re at it, can someone tell the Public Safety Department that temporary restricted parking signs don’t belong on trash cans – facing the wrong way yet. Amateurish, they already look like hell, and does anyone know where 513 Main Street is? Google Maps can’t find it.
Another resident is puzzled over why tree beds built into Main Street’s sidewalks for esthetic purposes are not maintained. Some are just empty. Whatever trees they once housed are gone and left no trace.
Others are barren, trunks rising from the bare ground with exposed roots. All are trip hazards.
Why not keep going, RIOC? Weeds are everywhere along with litter. You’ve got the staff, and they are willing to work. Some management might help.
And what’s with the free parking for heavy equipment on the promenade?
The tourist-popular RI sign is back in the Tram Plaza. Can you bring back the bus shelter too? It’s been a month, and winter is coming. Is it so much to ask?