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Posted on: May 15, 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:

Motorgate Changes Coming – Early June

Due to ongoing Motorgate repair work, significant parking and traffic pattern changes will be coming to the north sections of 5B, 6B, 7B and 8B in early June 2020. Please keep an eye out for signs and obey posted speed limits.

See Something? Say something via Tikkit

Don’t forget to use Tikkit to report a non-emergency situation to RIOC. It is easy to use from your smartphone or computer and even allows you to attach a photo of the problem if you wish. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to get started.

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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