This page will be frequently updated, reflecting the current status of local transportation options. This a service of the Roosevelt Island Daily News.
For the next week…
Roosevelt Island Tram
The Tram is operating under normal conditions with both cabins in service. All COVID-19 passenger limits have been lifted. The Tram closes every night from 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
The Tram participates in MTA Easy Pass system, including free transfers between it and MTA buses and subway. Caution: The Tram is not set up with OMNY readers. If you use OMNY to enter the system, you will not get a free transfer.
Normal schedule is every fifteen minutes on the quarter hour, except during rush hours when cabins run every 7 1/2 minutes.
MTA Subway, F-Train, Roosevelt Island Station
Weekend and Weekday* service are normal, this week, on the F Line.
* LATE NIGHTS, Monday through Friday from 9:45 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., there will be no Manhattan-bound subway service through Roosevelt Island.
Face masks are required for all on New York public transit, including subways and buses.
RIOC Red Buses
Red buses are free and operate at all marked stops at 15 minute intervals on a route that circles from Southpoint Park and The Octagon. Rush hours increase service to 7 1/2 minutes.
NYC Ferry brings full time service to Roosevelt Island on the Astoria Line. Connections are available for all city boroughs, except Staten Island. New Fall Schedules start Monday, September 13th. Click here for all schedules.
Here’s the Fall Astoria Line Schedule, effective Monday, September 13th, 2021
“The new NYC Ferry Summer Schedule will go into effect Saturday, June 19, 2021. We are excited to announce that the DUMBO/Fulton Ferry landing will re-open for service on Saturday, June 19, along with a new East River route schedule effective on the same day.”
Latest news for Roosevelt Island
- Senator José Serrano’s disingenuous claims don’t cut it as RIOC board conflict deepensAs Jeffrey Escobar did the right thing as a nonresident, resigning from RIOC’s board of directors, State Senator José Serrano openly mislead the community about his role. The Roosevelt Islander blog reported his comments from a September 30th meeting. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News State Senator José Serrano on His Role in
- The Ugly AVAC Breakdown Now Extends Trash Heaps Through Roosevelt LandingsThe crisis caused by a nearly six month AVAC breakdown grew, this week,as the trash collection mess extended into Roosevelt Landings. Roosevelt Landings is the community’s largest resident complex. Photos of smelly trash bags, stacked at curbs, Manhattan-style, underscores RIOC incompetence as well as indifference. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News The AVAC
- You’re Invited: Public Opening Reception for Connie Tanner’s “The Roosevelts” at the Octagon GalleryOpening Reception: Thursday, October 21 from 5-8 pm 2021 Venue: Octagon Gallery – 888 Main St. Roosevelt Island, NY 10044 Also from the Roosevelt Island Daily
- 500 or Let Me Count the Ways Judith Berdy Has Helped Roosevelt IslandThursday, October 21st, is a big, but quiet day. It marks the 500th day in which Judith Berdy stitched our community together since the pandemic began. Her From the Archives series features art, history and architecture knitting our common values and the world around us. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Getting To
- One Down. Doing the Right Thing, Escobar Resigns from RIOC BoardAs we asked in September, Jeffrey Escobar resigns from the RIOC board, respecting the ethical conflict of serving while not being a resident. But in a disingenuous message, RIOC president/CEO Shelton J. Haynes, another non-resident, says Andrew Cuomo supporter David Kappel is sticking. By David Stone The Roosevelt Island Daily News Jeffrey Escobar Resigns But,