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Posted on: May 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] RIOC Update: What You Need to Know from NYS

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Farmers Market Resumes This Saturday

The Farmers Market will resume this Saturday in Good Shepherd Plaza from 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please click here for more information.

***We thank Senator Jose M. Serrano for providing the hand sanitizer that customers will be able to use at the market.

Please note there will be NO Food Scrap Drop Off collection. If you wish for the Compost Program to return follow @SaveNYCCompost on twitter for more information.

NY Forward

Governor Cuomo has outlined a plan to reopen New York State. Our plan focuses on getting people back to work and easing social isolation without triggering renewed spread of the virus or overwhelming the hospital system. New York will reopen on a regional basis as each region meets the criteria necessary to protect public health as businesses reopen. Please visit the NY Forward site to keep track of the metrics used when various regions around New York prepare to open:

Tennis Court Re-opening Plan

Many residents have asked about our plans for re-opening the tennis courts on Roosevelt Island. We are currently working on a plan with members of the public to re-open the courts in a safe and responsible manner. We hope to be able to announce more information in the coming weeks.

Wearing Masks Saves Lives

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has urged New Yorkers to wear their masks in public out of respect for the nurses and doctors who are fighting to save lives and for the essential workers who continue showing up to work amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Please click here to watch his remarks:

Transportation Updates

  • Red Buses will continue to run on a Weekend Schedule until further notice.
  • The Roosevelt Island Tramway will be closed from 1:00 AM until 6:00 AM to ensure that disinfecting measures can be performed. Regular tram service will resume at 6:00 AM each day and continue until 1:00 AM the following morning. These early morning closures will continue each day until further notice.
  • NYC Ferry - – check for changes
  • MTA - – check for changes

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