Public Benefit

The Corporation is a political subdivision of the State of New York and additional stakeholders include the City of New York, residents, students, developers and commercial operators, workers and visitors to Roosevelt Island (the "Island"). The Corporation's stakeholders benefit from the development and preservation of properties and open spaces, as well as sharing in the economic growth of the Roosevelt Island community.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation accomplishes its mission by practicing the following core values:


We are committed to providing services that enhance the Island's mixed-use residential community, including public transportation, public safety, public works and parks and recreation.


The Corporation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the Island's historical landmarks and other structures and open spaces.

Environmental Responsibility

All new development, as well as maintenance of parks, public spaces, and other property under the Corporation's stewardship strives to employ the latest, cost-effective, high-performance environmental designs and techniques available.

Public Safety

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

Communication and Transparency

We are committed to effectively communicating with our stakeholders and undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other.

Fiscal Responsibility

We are committed to managing the Corporation's resources with fiscal responsibility and efficiency through a single comprehensive process that is aligned with the Corporation's strategic plan, without reliance on State subsidies.


We thrive on creativity and ingenuity and strive to employ new, unique and innovative solutions to accomplish our mission.


We strive to develop strategic partnerships with commercial enterprises, nonprofit organizations and institutions in the public and private sectors to meet the needs of our stakeholders and carry out our mission.


The Corporation ensures good governance through compliance with its enabling legislation, corporate By-laws, General Development Plan, contractual obligations and all applicable Federal, State, and local laws.

Date Adopted

Adopted December 14, 2011.