News Flash

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: 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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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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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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Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation Announces Island-Wide Beautification Plans

Roosevelt Island Horticulture and Landscaping Design Initiative

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 De...

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