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 851 MainContinue Reading

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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. PSD‘s failure to deal with bikes creating safety hazards by ignoring all traffic rules is not official. But it’s actual, andContinue Reading

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 before.