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Posted on: September 9, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

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

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. 

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Press Releases
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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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Manhattan’s Iconic Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway Station Gets a Facelift

Manhattan Tramway Elevator Open

New, all glass ADA compliant elevators make for safer travel to and from Manhattan’s gem to the east

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY, Apr. 13, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) announced today the opening of a newly renovated Ma...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

In Loving Memory | PSD Officer Corey Fischer

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We would like to take a moment to remember PSD Officer Corey Fischer, who we lost in early April of 2020 due to complications from COVID-19. Officer Fischer was a dedicated member of PSD who served the Roosevelt Island community for 28 wonderful years.

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Governor Hochul Announces Opening of $11 Million Southpoint Park Revitalized Waterfront Promenades

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of two newly expanded and improved waterfront promenades within Roosevelt Island's Southpoint Park. The $11 million revitalization project expands the island's lookout points with pathways and native veget...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Blackwell Plaza Gets an Upgrade

Blackwell Plaza Improvement Project Opening

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) will welcome the holiday season with a newly renovated Blackwell Plaza, a cornerstone to Roosevelt Island’s Main Street, when it opens to the public on Friday, November 19th.

“The safety of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Banking on Roosevelt Island, an Update

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On Monday, October 25th, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC), with support of elected officials, the Roosevelt Island Resident Association (RIRA), Community Board 8 and other community representatives, held an open house for financial institutio...

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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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Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Work Commences on Blackwell Park Improvement Project

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On Monday, July 26th, Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) commenced work on the Blackwell Park Improvement Project, which will help shape a safer, more accessible, and welcoming outdoor space for the community and visitors alike.

Improvements tha...

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