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Posted on: May 18, 2020

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

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Tikkit Helps RIOC Helps You

Tikkit is not just the best way for the public to report a problem, it also helps RIOC do a better job. Every time you use Tikkit to report a problem, it is forwarded to the appropriate department for handling. That department is accountable for making sure the problem is addressed as soon as possible. This data helps give us a live picture of our strengths and weaknesses, which help us serve you better.

Tikkit is easy to use from your smartphone or computer and even allows you to attach a photo of the problem. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to get started.

Ballfields Remain Closed on Roosevelt Island

In accordance with NYS Park guidelines, all ballfields and playgrounds on Roosevelt Island remain closed in order to maintain social distancing practices. Reopening ballfields would encourage team sports, which would cause an increase in COVID-19 cases. Keeping the ballfields closed allows our PSD officers to focus their efforts on ensuring social distancing guidelines are being maintained in other public areas around Roosevelt Island.

We encourage those residents seeking to get some exercise to walk along the promenade or visit Lighthouse Park and Southpoint Park.

Motorgate Changes Coming in 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.

Hey, Susan!

As part of an ongoing series, RIOC President and CEO Susan Rosenthal answers questions from Roosevelt Island residents and stakeholders about a variety of topics pertaining to Roosevelt Island.

Question 1:

Have parking rules on Main Street been suspended? I have noticed that no tickets are being issued (with many illegal cars) and consequently there is never any parking for residents who want to drop off packages close to their buildings.


Parking rules on Main Street have not been suspended. Due to the pandemic, issuing tickets for illegal parking has not been priority. However, residents who spot an unsafe condition can call Public Safety directly at 212-832-4545.

Question 2:

Given the COVID-19 situation and the vulnerability of the senior citizen population, how do you envision the Roosevelt Island Senior Center services going forward? I … just wanted to know thoughts/thinking that is happening around this, especially since they are a large part of RI.


The Roosevelt Island Senior Center, in conjunction with the NYC Department for the Aging and the New York State Office for the Aging is currently developing a plan to safely reopen our center. The center’s reopening will include various adjustments to scheduling and programming including mealtimes and distribution methods that follow social distancing protocols. In the interim, we thank all of the volunteers who work hard to ensure our senior and disabled population continue to receive three meals a day throughout this pandemic.

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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