Saturday, May 16th, 2020, the Roosevelt Island Farmers Market reopened after a long coronavirus layoff. Delicious, healthy foods returned under well thought out and safe conditions. The market relocated for winter under the Motorgate helix, but now, it’s spring. And the market returns to Good Shepherd Plaza.
Scenes from the Farmers Market’s New Home…
The Roosevelt Island Farmers Market’s new location is more than adequate, and brings life to neglected territory much in need.
Maybe someone should ask RIOC to turn on the lights. The market could use it, and they glow over empty space all night. Why leave them off for business?
Smart Planning Eases Farmers Market Reopening
The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation promised a safe market and came through. Public Safety officers, led by Chief Kevin Brown, were on hand, calmly welcoming, guiding shoppers.
After a bumpy start — nobody was ready at 6:00 a.m. when shoppers first showed up — the market ran smoothly.
A longtime resident said, “A few millennials tried the line,” during the seniors hour from 7:00 to 8:00,” but PSD controlled volume “in the pen.”
Abundant courtesy from the officers eased compliance, and PSD has maintained that status into autumn.
Conclusion: Roosevelt Island’s Farmers Market Reopened….
… and we must thank RIOC, Public Safety and old faithful Wengerd Farms for making the return possible.
But let’s not forget our thoughtful neighbors who made their work easier, coming out to shop and calmly respecting each other.
To be continued, under the helix, in November.
A sunny walk through the cherry blossoms is a public service. Because cloudy, even rainy weather this weekend dims the pleasures of Roosevelt Island’s peak, we shot this video for those who will miss it.
In a last minute move, RIOC seeks a benefit for Hudson-Related, disregarding public wishes, at its December board meeting. The state agency wants the real estate giant off the hook for building promised restrooms at Firefighter’s Field. But there’s plenty of disturbing action going with it.
A winter morning in New York City slowly releases its grip. On short days, 5:00 a.m. barely pulls itself from night toward day. But day begins anyway as people rise to meet the dark.
If you count on F & E Trains for getting around, changes are ahead, starting January 1st. Eight years after Superstorm Sandy, repairs are finally on track.
Roosevelt Island bank hopes need help. Amalgamated shut down in September, but November brought a boost. Will it be enough?
RIOC operations growth was on display, last Thursday, and presentations were strong. But something was missing: residents.
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