Roosevelt Island

Open Issues: 1 Closed Issues: 74 Acknowledged Issues: 23
Watching issues created after: 2010-08-11

Focus on Roosevelt Island 10044

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  • 577-579 Main St New York, NY - Roosevelt Island

    I am writing to request your assistance with an issue of child safety on Roosevelt Island. My daughter recently started kindergarten at PS/IS 217
    in the Gifted and Talented program. She is one of 20 students who ride
    daily from our home in Jackson Heights, Queens to the school in a van chartered and paid for by the families of the children. Despite the high numbers of enrolled students from our neighborhood at the school, the
    NYC Dept of Education rejected our request for DOE-funded bus service to
    PS/IS 217 - because we see promise in the Roosevelt Island school, we each
    pay $65 per week for the van service to and from school each day.

    We are troubled to learn that our van, which is chartered solely to bring
    students to and from school on Roosevelt Island, is not allowed to park in
    the bus loading area in front of the school. The Public Safety officers
    are insisting that our drivers find regular parking spots in a location
    remote from the school and then walk the children to the school - from
    wherever they are able to find parking. Our drivers are wonderful, and we
    trust their ability to drive our children safely to school - but to then
    ask them to park potentially far away from the school and to walk 10
    children each over to the school is too much.

    It is common sense to let these two vans stand in the bus-loading area
    while the drivers bring the chidren to and from their classrooms - safer
    for the children, the van drivers and the other drivers in the area.
    Please work with the Public Safety Department to let our chidren be dropped
    off and picked up from school in a safe manner, at the loading location
    where all of the other student transportation is allowed to stop.

    Thank you for your help with this issue - I look forward to hearing back
    from you.

    Julie Nymann

  • 405 Main Street NY, NY - Roosevelt Island
    the disabled and elderly are not able to take a bus to the new and much publisized South Point Park on Roosevelt Island...much of the island is disabled and cannot walk the almost mile down and back home to the new park. I have called, emailed bot the MTA/Mr. Silverman, and Mr. Fernando Martinez at RIOC also have asked at the RIRA meetings Mr. Katz and even to the RIOC office last Friday in person to request a bus stop to be placed at the entrance. I have been told many times when the park opens the buses would all be re routed down to the park. I cannot walk without horrible pain and as others on the island would love to be able to get out and enjoy the park as others are able to. What will it take for RIOC to live up to it's promise to have the buses go to the park? Ignoring the disableds request is not only harsh, rude and not polite, but it speaks volumes of the people working at RIOC .... I am shocked...I hope the colleges that are bidding for the property here heed my warning in what I am saying. They have lied, told un truths and really have not regard to the this request. I have been told that people that live in Southtown do not use the Red Bus, that more disabled people live farther north...that is also not true. South Point and Southtown has a number of disabled, a lot to be honest and this request should be honored. What will it take?
  • Roosevelt Island Tram New York, NY 10044 - Roosevelt Island
    If RIOC creates a feed according to the specifications on this page (, the tramway will be included when users search for public transit directions. This could make more people aware of the tramway as a public transit option!
  • Main St New York , NY - Roosevelt Island
    Man seen masturbating out in the open on the river walk on Roosevelt Island. This route is well traveled, and families with small children were approaching. Meanwhile, three public safety officers were seen reclining in a golf cart at the entrance to lighthouse park.
  • 555 Main St New York, NY - Roosevelt Island
    Please mark a specific area for 10 minutes loading/unloading cars in front of Island House.
    Residents of this building have real difficult time unloading their groceries from their cars, when they get home.
    Metered parking in front of Island house is not always available.
    The entire parking space in front of Island House is reserved for the Public Safety fleet (in my opinion 1-2 of their vehicles should be parked there for emergencies but no more).
    This would free 2 spots specifically for Island House residents for the only purpose of unloading their groceries for 10 minutes only.
    The way it is right now, people do stop their vehicles for unloading groceries in the spots reserved for PS, or in front of the hydrant, or double park causing traffic problems.
  • 40 River Road Manhattan, NY - Roosevelt Island
    The bus stop sign, blown down during Hurricane Sandy, was picked up last week by RIOC from the 40 River Road ground floor storage room. Please re-install.
  • RI = Dog Island ? Acknowledged
    545 Main Street North New York, New York - Roosevelt Island
    It's about time dog regulations are strictly enforced, and dog owners who are in violation pay dearly, so they will not do it again.
    See attached image, taken this afternoon on the beautiful east side promenade - full of dog poop.
    Totally unacceptable. What is RIOC doing?
    How about Public Safety who regularly patrol this promenade in their vehicles?
  • 555 Main St New York, NY 10044, USA - Roosevelt Island
    There is a dumpster behind M & Deli and side entrance to building 555 and directly across from RIOC offices. It is filthy, unsightly and a health hazard. In the evening it becomes a rat playground. Can't anything be done about this?
  • Stop signs Archived
    511 Main St New York, NY - Roosevelt Island
    I'm very concerns about irresponsible drivers, many of them live on the Island. These drivers don't respect stop signs and they curse to the pedestrian if don't clear the way for them. Personally I have that experience few times, in one occasion a nurse from Gold water hospital she was very rude, and recently a doctor, I guess from the other hospital they don't stop down the ramp approaching Main street many of them do the same. The guards don't do anything about it I told one of them when right in from of him a car almost ran on top of me, and he just said OK, and walk away.
  • Road 5 New York, NY - Roosevelt Island
    Every day visitors come in the kiosk and ask the tram fare. I know RIOC has signs that indicate that the tram accepts Metrocards. Please put signs up.
  • 513 Main St New York, NY - Roosevelt Island
    From: pdsri
    To: RIOC Board of Directors
    Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 10:11:10 -0500
    Subject: Red Bus Tracking
    Has this service been cancelled? It hasn't worked for a long time; if so, you should advise residents.
  • 536 Main Street Roosevelt Island, NY - Roosevelt Island
    There is an uprooted tree in the courtyard of 536 Main Street. I understand that this is Urban American property, but this hurricane damage has not been removed in the eleven days since the storm or even cordoned off. I'm getting reports that children are free to play on this massive tree; a dangerous situation. Can RIOC use its influence to expedite action?