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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Southpoint Park Shoreline Restoration Project to Receive 2024 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

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Roosevelt Island, NY—January 5th, 2024—Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President and CEO Shelton J. Haynes is pleased to announce the Southpoint Park Shoreline Restoration project has been recognized by the American Counc...

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES A WORKFORCE RETENTION GRANT FOR THE YOUTH CENTER

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Roosevelt Island, NY— November 16, 2023 – The Roosevelt Island Youth Center has been awarded a $34,284 grant from the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) in support of the Center’s strong work hiring and developing high-performing...

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES DHRUVIKA PATEL AMIN AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT RIOC

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Roosevelt Island, NY – November 15, 2023 –Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the appointment of Dhruvika Patel Amin, CPA to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2023

UPDATE ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND TRAM OPERATIONS FROM TRAM OPERATOR POMA AND RIOC PRESIDENT HAYNES

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Roosevelt Island, NY – November 9, 2023 –Leitner-POMA, the operator of the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway, today offered updates on the status of the Roosevelt Island Tram. Riders have reported a few instances of Tra...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

RIOC ANNOUNCES 2023 HALLOWEEN PARADE AND EXTRAVAGANZA FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28

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The spooky season is upon us, and this year RIOC is once again excited to host its annual Halloween Parade & Extravaganza on Saturday, October 28th!

 

This year’s event will once again kick-off with a parade down Main Street and proce...

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Posted on: August 28, 2023

Statement on Priority Service at Roosevelt Island Tram

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The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation has evaluated the possibility of implementing various preferences for Roosevelt Island residents in accessing the Tram, and we have chosen not to move forward with these proposals due to various legal and policy ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON HAYNES ANNOUNCES NEWLY UPGRADED ISLAND-WIDE SECURITY CAMERA SYSTEM IS LIVE

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Roosevelt Island, NY – July 17, 2023 –Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced completion of upgrades to the island-wide security camera system, a major initiative i...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTITUENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT WITHIN RIOC

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Roosevelt Island, NY – May 26, 2023 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President Shelton J. Haynes today announced the formation of a new Constituent Services Department within RIOC that will meet directly with community...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES, COMMUNITY ADVOCATES CUT RIBBON ON NEW PICKLEBALL COURTS

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Roosevelt Island, NY – May 15, 2023 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President Shelton J. Haynes was joined last Friday by Roosevelt Island Board Member Howard Polivy, community advocates Vicki Feinmel,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2023

The Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Fund Awards $301,000 in Grants to 12 Nonprofits

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For information, contact Marty Lipp at mbl@nyct-cfi.org or 917-774-8159

New York—May 12—The Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Fund (the Fund) has announced $301,000 in two-year grants to 12 nonprofits working to benefit Roosevelt Island res...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES NEW 10-POINT PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN FOR ROOSEVELT ISLAND

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Roosevelt Island, NY – May 9, 2023 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced a new 10-point plan aimed at strengthening public safety and re-affirmed RIOC’s commit...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

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Roosevelt Island, NY – May 5, 2023 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the launch of the RIOC Community Events Calendar, a one-stop-shop for all the events happening on Rooseve...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON HAYNES ANNOUNCES OPENING DATE & PRICING PLAN FOR SPORTSPARK

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Roosevelt Island, NY – May 2, 2023 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced revised pricing plans for the highly anticipated Sportspark Complex&nbs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2023

R.I. LIGHTHOUSE WINS 2023 REHABILITATION AWARD FROM FRIENDS OF UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICTS

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Roosevelt Island, NY?– April 18, 2023 – Last week members of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) leadership team accepted the 2023 Rehabilitation Award from the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, given in recognition...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES UPDATE ON ISLAND ROADWAYS AND PAVED SURFACES REDESIGN

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ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY – April 17, 2023 –Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today offered an update on the ongoing Roadways and Paved Surfaces Rehabilitation Design Project.

First announced in 2021, the projec...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT 

 BRYANT DANIELS WILL SERVE AS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY AFFAIRS FOR ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 CAPITAL PROJECT UPDATE: ROOSEVELT ISLAND HELIX/EASTERN ESPLANADE BIKING INITIATIVE

 RIOC PROVIDES UPDATES ON ONGOING CAPITAL PROJECTS RELATED TO BIKING INFRASTRUCTURE ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND

  1. PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J....
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2023

2023 REHABILITATION AWARD FROM FRIENDS OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES ROOSEVELT ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TO RECEIVE  2023 REHABILITATION AWARD FROM  FRIENDS OF THE UPPER EAST SIDE HISTORIC DISTRICTS

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2023

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR AND GENERAL MANAGER OF SPORTSPARK FACILITY

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Roosevelt Island, NY – January 31, 2023 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the appo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2023

RIOC ANNOUNCES YOUTH CENTER OBTAINS A SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE (SACC) LICENSE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation obtains its School Age Child Care License 

‘The advanced programming made available by grant funding will elevate RIOC's already exceptional array of programs and a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES ANNOUNCES THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW PICKLEBALL COURT

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Construction of the Roosevelt Island Pickleball Court located at the rear of the Sportspark Building (250 Main St, New York)

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY – December 29, 2022 – President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today ann...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Free COVID-19 Testing Week Begins!

(ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY - JUNE 29, 2020) Today, Councilmember Ben Kallos and RIOC’s Acting President and CEO Shelton Haynes joined with members of the community to begin a week of free COVID-19 testing on Roosevelt Island. The temporary NYC Health...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

RIOC Unveils Newly Renovated Blackwell House

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES APPOINTS AKEEM H. JAMAL AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION 

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY – October 20, 2022 – President &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2021

Statement from Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President and CEO, Shelton J. Haynes

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I am extremely saddened and concerned by the escalating incidents that further highlight a need for reexamination of Main Street and island promenades as it pertains to safely traversing&n...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES APPOINTS AKEEM H. JAMAL AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION 

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY – October 20, 2022 – President &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

RIOC ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR TEMPORARY DOG RUN & PROVIDES UPDATE ON BUILDING 9 CONSTRUCTION

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Roosevelt Island, NY – September 30, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the construction of a temporary dog run while the development of Building 9 is set to be...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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Roosevelt Island, NY – September 30, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the appointment of Mary C. Cunneen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Roosevelt Island Op...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

Today President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes announced the appointment of Ana Medina as the Director of the Youth Center. 

Ms. Medina is no stranger to the Youth Center, most recently serving as Assistant Director for the past two years. She is res...

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Posted on: December 11, 2021

Governor Hochul Announces Opening of the Girl Puzzle Monument Honoring Nellie Bly

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of The Girl Puzzle Monument Honoring Nellie Bly on Roosevelt Island in Manhattan. The monument was designed by Amanda Matthews of Prometheus Art to illuminate women who have endured hardship but are strong...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Newsflash | Community Announcement of the Opening of the Lighthouse Tower

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The Lighthouse Tower, designed by architect James Renwick, has been a prominent historic feature of Roosevelt Island since its construction in 1872. The Lighthouse was partially restored in the 1940s, complete with a low pitch 10 - sided lantern and was i...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

The Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Fund Awards $150,000 in Grants to 13 Nonprofits

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ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY, May 13, 2022 – The Roosevelt Island Public Purpose Fund (the Fund) has announced $150,000 in grants to 13 nonprofits working to benefit Roosevelt Island residents and enhance their quality of life. 

Roosevelt Island Operating...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Newsflash | Community Announcement of the Opening of the Lighthouse Tower

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The Lighthouse Tower, designed by architect James Renwick, has been a prominent historic feature of Roosevelt Island since its construction in 1872. The Lighthouse was partially restored in the 1940s, complete with a low pitch 10 - sided lantern and was i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation Announces Island-Wide Beautification Plans

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Their Horticultural and Landscape Design Initiative will enhance, elevate, and diversify the island

 

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY, Jun. 12, 2021 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) announced today their Horticultural and Landscape Design Initi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Roosevelt Island to Unveil New Memorial Honoring FDR Ahead of the ADA’s 31st Anniversary

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A testimonial to the former U.S. President, the memorial will be a tribute to diversity and inclusion

 

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) and the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) announced plans to celebrate the 31st anniver...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

McManus Welcome Station Opens

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Nothing was more welcoming than the smile of Jack McManus. A staunch supporter of youth sports and beloved Chief of the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department from 2013 to 2019, you could always count on seeing Jack enthusiastically greet the soccer pl...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Lighthouse Tower Opens

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The Lighthouse Tower, designed by architect James Renwick, has been a prominent historic feature of Roosevelt Island since its construction in 1872. The Lighthouse was partially restored in the 1940s, complete with a low pitch 10 - sided lantern and was i...

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