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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Free COVID-19 Testing Week Begins!

(ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY - JUNE 29, 2020) Today, Councilmember Ben Kallos and RIOC’s Acting President and CEO Shelton Haynes joined with members of the community to begin a week of free COVID-19 testing on Roosevelt Island. The temporary NYC Health...

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

RIOC Unveils Newly Renovated Blackwell House

                               Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation Unveils Newly Renovated Blackwell House

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES APPOINTS AKEEM H. JAMAL AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION 

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY – October 20, 2022 – President &a...

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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: October 20, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES APPOINTS AKEEM H. JAMAL AS ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION 

ROOSEVELT ISLAND, NY – October 20, 2022 – President &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

RIOC ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR TEMPORARY DOG RUN & PROVIDES UPDATE ON BUILDING 9 CONSTRUCTION

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roosevelt Island, NY – September 30, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the construction of a temporary dog run while the development of Building 9 is set to be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roosevelt Island, NY – September 30, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes today announced the appointment of Mary C. Cunneen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Roosevelt Island Op...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

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: 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: May 13, 2022

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

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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. 

Roosevelt Island Operating...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Newsflash | Community Announcement of the Opening of the Lighthouse Tower

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Newsflash | Community Announcement of the Opening of the Lighthouse Tower

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 rest...

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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 Design Initi...

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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: 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 our valued community...

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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: September 30, 2022

RIOC ANNOUNCES PLAN FOR TEMPORARY DOG RUN & PROVIDES UPDATE ON BUILDING 9 CONSTRUCTION

A Temporary Dog Run will be Located at Firefighters Field for 24 Months Until Building 9 is Complete

Field to be Available for Community Use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roosevelt Island, NY – September 30, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Opera...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

President & CEO Shelton J. Haynes Announces New Appointment

Mary Cunneen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESIDENT & CEO SHELTON J. HAYNES APPOINTS MARY C. CUNNEEN AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND OPERATING CORPORATION

Roosevelt Island, NY – September 30, 2022 – Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation...

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Press Releases
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. 

Roosevelt Island...

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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

PSD Officer Corey Fischer

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

SSP Newsflash

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: 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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