The RIOC Motorgate mess, going on now for over a year, again shows how inept indifference disrupts community life. Residents want calm, and RIOC is unable to provide it.
Why is RIOC’s PSD budgeting an $8K boost for every uniformed officer? The proposed 2020 budget sent to Albany includes that uptick in pay. But the reason is not well-known.
RIOC punts on safety for residents and visitors. Recent incidents expose indifference, incompetence and failures in responsibility. Public safety is a core responsibility, but RIOC flunks the test. People compete with cars and trucks in Main Street traffic, bikes run free, and RIOC’s mum on troubling construction at […]
PSD flunks on bikes and does so in spectacularly bad fashion. The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s Public Safety Department takes a hands-off policy toward dangers caused by reckless biking. Reporting by David Stone UPDATE: As Roosevelt Island Bike Safety Becomes More Critical Last week, we reported on the […]
RIOC + Contractor = WTF is a formula that proves RIOC is Ado Annie. “I can’t say, “No,” to contractors is the New York State version of surrender to temptation.
Is RIOC Ado Annie, the governmental version of Rogers and Hammerstein’s libidinous teenager? For 70 years, Annie’s the “girl who can’t say, ‘No,’” and when it comes to residential complex managers and contractors, RIOC can’t either.
Roosevelt Island bike chaos thumbed its nose at PSD‘s announced crackdown on traffic safety violations. High risk, reckless riding continues unchanged, but it now happens right in front of active duty officers.
Was a RIOC driver as reckless as a furious and frustrated resident says? We can’t know for sure, but some facts are known. And they don’t reflect well on RIOC.
Real estate developer, public safety offender, earns RIOC free pass RIOC caves at Manhattan Park, handing them a free pass. For days, the real estate company blithely put lives at risk. The State twiddled its thumbs, then kissed butt. It did not surprise longtime observers. We’ve seen it […]
At Manhattan Park, RIOC toughens, then lightens up. Roosevelt Islanders were encouraged when the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. shut down an illegal construction project. Manhattan Park did not have permits for work underway at 40 River Road. RIOCs’ resolve did not last.