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Posted on: December 11, 2021

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

The Girl Puzzle Monument

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: 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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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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Posted on: October 16, 2021

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

RI Main Street

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: 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: 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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