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Posted on: May 11, 2020

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

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Motorgate Parking and Traffic Pattern Changes – May 11, 2020

New parking and traffic patterns will be in place at 5C, 6C, 7C and 8C in the south sections of Motorgate on May 11, 2020. Please drive slowly and pay attention to all signs. New work will also begin in early June. Please look for details in the future. 

Essential Connector from the MTA

If you are an essential worker, the MTA will help provide you with connections to alternate transportation options during 1:00AM – 5:00 AM when the subway is closed for cleaning and disinfecting. Please click on the link and complete the form to see if you qualify for the Essential Connector program:

Hey, Susan Questions

Keep your questions coming! RIOC President and CEO Susan Rosenthal wants to hear them. Please click here to submit your questions via our website:

Free Summer Fun

Just because our summer movie series has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. There are several free options that Roosevelt Islanders can enjoy in their own homes. Click here for details.

Prevent Domestic Violence

Last week, the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) launched a new text program and confidential online service to make it easier for victims in isolation to get the help they need. New Yorkers seeking help can text 844-997-2121 or chat with a professional on the new confidential website at The text and online services will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with OPDV staff who are experts in the area of domestic violence.

Receive the Latest Updates from Governor Cuomo

As the situation begins to change throughout the state, it may be difficult to keep track of how it affects Roosevelt Island. We encourage everyone to get their information straight from the source by clicking here for the latest information:

Maintain Social Distancing

We want everyone to enjoy our public spaces as long as they wear a mask or face covering and practice responsible social distancing procedures. If you see a group of people who are not complying with these guidelines, please contact PSD immediately at 212-830-4545.

Please read Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order for more information on Social Distancing Guidelines:

Mental Health Hotline

We cannot underestimate the impact this pandemic is having on mental health. For free emotional support, consultation, and referral to a provider, call 1-844-863-9314.

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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