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No, the Red Bus is free.
Yes, but they must be closed on the bus upon the operator's request.
The Q102 bus takes the MetroCard. Please check the mta.info website for current fare info.
Capital Planning & Projects, formerly known as the Engineering Department, performs similar duties to the Engineering Department.Like the former Engineering Department CP&P continues to provide bid opportunities for major capital projects. The department will oversee and manage RIOC driven capital projects, but with a focus on design through planning, environmental, social, and economic analysis of the neighborhood as a whole.
Contractors/Vendors that are performing work on Roosevelt Island must apply for a RIOC Construction Permit, which can be found here.
If you are interested in any RFP posted by RIOC, please go to our RFP page.
The department performs a hybrid of in-house and consulting design. Smaller projects are typically done in-house, while larger capital projects must go through the RFP/bid process.
All open positions are listed on the Careers page.
Please email your resume to the Human Resources Department. Please list the position you are applying for.
RIOC employs both union and non-union personnel. Union currently representing RIOC staff include: SEIU 32BJ, Teamsters Local 210 and PSOBA.
No, RIOC is a Public Authority of the State of New York, and most RIOC employees are New York State Employees.
No, as a Public Authority, RIOC is not part of the NYS Civil Service Employees Union, therefore, no Civil Service exams are required.
Yes, most staff member have a wide variety of benefits to choose from. Please see the Benefits Information section on the Careers page.
Yes, RIOC employs a number of seasonal staff members during the summer months each year. These seasonal employees work in a wide variety of capacities.
There are many modes of transportation used by staff members, including: subway (F line), NYC Ferry, Tram, or driving.
Any questionsrelating to island matters can be emailed to the island.
Yes, RIOC approves catering, eating, and drinking in designated areas of both spaces. However, eating and drinking on the wood floors of either space is not allowed. Additionally, alcohol is not allowed in either space.
Yes! They are ADA accessible.
Yes, groups of less than 100 people can be accommodated. Please see the food, drink, and alcohol guidelines above for clarification on what is allowed in the spaces for events.
Requests for advertising are evaluated on an individual basis. No permanent advertising will be allowed.
Contact the creditor with whom your name has been fraudulently used. Also notify the police.
Immediately call 911 or contact PSD at 212-832-4545.
It is accessible via the first right hand turn after coming across the Roosevelt Island Bridge and directly above the Gristedes supermarket.
There is no parking on Main Street in the event of a snow emergency. Vehicles must park in the Motorgate Garage.
Every Monday and Thursday, 10 AM to 11:30 AM.
You can call PSD at 212-832-4545 for the available island cooling center locations and you can also check with Notify NYC for other locations across the NYC area.
Have enough supplies that will last you for a few days, stay informed of updates on when the condition will be corrected.
Roosevelt Island residents will be instructed to follow the NYC Office of Emergency Management evacuation protocol.
No vehicles will be allowed on the street during a snow emergency, therefore parking is available for R.I. residents in the Motorgate Parking Garage. For further info contact PSD at 212-832-4545.
No, MetroCards are NOT accepted. There is a ticket machine on each ferry landing, or you can pay via the NYC Ferry app.
Yes, but there is a $1 added fee and they must be stored as directed at the front of the Ferry.
Grilling is only permitted in the designated areas in Octagon and Lighthouse Parks. Picnics are permitted. Patrons are expected to dispose of their trash responsibly.
Capobianco Field, located across from 595 Main Street, is a No Permit field- there are no scheduled events or games on this field. It is open from dawn to dusk to anyone who wants to use it.
Only plastic cleats are allowed on grass fields. Metal cleats are not allowed on any field or open space. Cleats of any kind, metal or plastic, are not allowed on turf fields. Only turf shoes are allowed on turf surfaces.
Productions that have trailers and oversized vehicles (vehicles that cannot hold a single lane up/down the Roosevelt Island helix) must park at the East Coler Hospital lots located at 900 Main Street. If your permitted location is elsewhere on the island, you should plan on stake bedding equipment to the site. Crew parking is not permitted in these lots. Crew vehicles must park at Motorgate. To apply for production parking, click here.
FDR Four Freedoms Park is independently operated and has different filming/photography guidelines. You can contact them here.
Please visit the Procurement page for more information.
Please visit the Financial Reporting page for more information.
Please visit the RIOC Grants page for more information.
Mobile food vending requests in various capacities will be reviewed on an individual basis. The first step in securing a permit is to complete an application with all the proper documentation and submit a site proposal.
Permits are available in daily or monthly increments. All permitted dates must be approved prior to the issuing of a permit.
Yes! Please complete an application.
Grants are open to registered 501(c)(3) applicants. For additional information, please view the Public Purpose Grant Procedures (PDF).
For specific information about the schedule of grants, or to be notified about upcoming grant opportunities please send an email here. Include the name of your organization and your contact information.
In the Motorgate Parking Garage, located at 688 Main Street.
Please contact the Public Safety Department or the NYC Sheriffs Department.
On major legal holidays both metered parking and alternate side parking are suspended. On regular holidays only alternate side parking is suspended, while parking meters remain in effect.
New York City issues two types of permits for citizens with disabilities, a New York State permit and a New York City permit. There are different eligibility requirements and different uses for these permits. The City permit can only be used for New York City on-street parking and the State Permit is used for designated parking spaces for people with disabilities. For more info visit the Department of Transportation.
Escorts are necessary for any vehicle longer than 40 feet, wide loads, large construction vehicles, and any vehicle that cannot hold a single lane when utilizing the Roosevelt Island helix ramp.
Vehicle escorts are not performed Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM and 9 AM or between 2 PM and 4 PM.
Charcoal grills are located at Lighthouse Park and by the West Seawall near the Octagon building. All island grills are first come, first served. Personal or portable grills are prohibited! The only grills allowed for use are permanently installed grills found in these two locations. Users are expected to dispose of used charcoal remnants responsibly.
Wedding ceremonies are permitted on the island and are evaluated on an individual basis. Please email the department for more information.
The Purchasing Department will typically contact vendors directly for the purpose of obtaining quotes. For larger contracts, in excess of $50,000, Request for Proposals (RFP) or bid announcements are posted on The New York State Contract Reporter website. RIOC offers online registration that will send email alerts to vendors when RFPs or bid announcements are issued. View our purchasing web portal.
Visit the business express website to learn about doing business in New York.
Visit our Bids portal to see the list.
Yes, please contact or visit the Public Safety Department for lost items. Make sure to bring valid ID to pick up property.
Buses arrive Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There is a designated area for student drop off and pick up in front of P.S / I.S 217, located at 645 Main Street.
No, Roosevelt Island is under the jurisdiction of the 114th Precinct, which is located in Astoria, Queens. For more info on the 114th Precinct, view its website.
Incident Reports can be requested online (PDF).
Learn about the assistance available.
We follow NYC Dog Policies. View the policy.
RIOC has evaluated numerous course options on the island and strives to keep them uniform for all events. In cases of course interruption (construction or unforeseen events) course alterations maybe discussed on an individual basis.
The number of registered participants should not exceed 1,500 for your event.
We strongly encourage event participants to take public transportation. There is limited parking available at the Motorgate Garage.
No, event organizers must arrange for medical services.
Amplified sound is permitted thirty (30) minutes before race start. Speakers must face east on Firefighter’s Field.
Please email the Community Relations Department.
No. The Sportspark Complex offers its own membership package. Find out more about our memberships click here
Sportspark is located at:
250 Main StreetNew York, NY 10044
The complex is just south of Tramway Plaza, we are in between the tennis bubble and Cornell Tech.
The Red Bus has a drop off at the East Entrance (Queens’s side) of the building, as well as the West Side (Manhattan side). Walking is also an option from all island transportation!
We are closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
No. We offer drop in rates for non-members on a per class basis.Click here for Pool Information and Here for Gym Classes/ Schedule
In the Sportspark Gym we offer a variety of programs including the following but not limited to:
In the Sportspark Pool we also host the following classes but are not limited to only these classes:
*Please check program descriptions for more detailed information click here
Enter through the Westside (Manhattan Side) Entrance.
Basketball, indoor soccer, floor hockey, volleyball, etc. *If you are unsure if we can accommodate for special events / specific programs please inquire with our permit department*
Please wear athletic sneakers, towel & a lock if choose to use a locker.
No. The lockers are for daily use only. All personal items must be removed at the end of each session.
Yes, we offer publicly available yoga and zumba classes.
Yes.There is a drop-in fee of $5 dollars per class.
No, currently we only offer a pool membership.
No, the gym is reserved for programming and permittees.
There is metered street parking available on the Westside (Manhattan Side) of the building. Please check at Motorgate Parking Garage (688 Main St) for more additional parking, since metered street parking is limited.
Yes, depending on the nature of the event and the schedule. Please check with the permit department
No. Food is not permitted on the gym floor. Sports drinks must have a cap on them at all times. We provide tables and chairs in the lobby area to accommodate visitors who want to eat or drink before entering the gym space.
You should submit a permit through the permits department.
View the available employment opportunities on our careers page.
Sign up for classes begins 2 to 3 weeks before the first class begins.
Yes, please check which programs allow drop-in fees.
We consider anyone 4 to 17 years of age a child.
We consider a person 65 years of age to be a senior.
No, parental supervision is required.
Please bring a check / money order and a valid identification.
Permitted activities include:
Please bring sneakers, a towel & lock if choose to use a locker.
Yes, it costs $5.
No, the multipurpose room is reserved for programming and permittees.
There is metered street parking available.
No we do not have an instructor. It’s first come first serve. Children must be supervised.
No, all participants must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by an adult.
Check the careers page to see if lifeguard positions are available.
Enter through the East Entrance (Queens side).
We have pool lanes available for free swim, lap swim, and aquatics programs.
Please bring your own towel, goggles, swim cap, water shoes or sandals, and a lock if choose to use a locker.
Yes, the cost is $5 per session.
No, a drop-in ticket purchase is valid only for the session for which it is purchased.
A senior is someone 65 and older with valid ID.
No, open swim hours will be the only time designated for lap swim.
The 8,000 square foot gym is an open space available for a multitude of uses, but is most commonly used for indoor soccer and basketball.
Yes, but the user must provide their own lock, and locker contents must be removed at the end of each visit.
We advise all users to bring any required equipment with them.
You can find information on the Sportspark Programs & Memberships Page.
Yes, visit the MTA website to learn more.
To receive information on specific MTA service disruptions, read about MTA Alerts.
The Tram takes the MetroCard, which can be purchased from machines located at either Tram Station.
Yes, you must pay each way (two MetroCard fares).
Yes, you can transfer from the bus or subway via MetroCard.
The Tramway is located on 2nd Avenue, between 59th Street and 60th Street.