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January 8, 2019

The Octagon Soccer Field construction has been postponed, yet again. Now to early fall. 

A request for proposals (RFP) for construction of the new Octagon Soccer field – which RIOC abruptly fenced off mid-August citing safety concerns – was originally expected in mid-September but never happened. In an email update, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation's Director of Parks, Mary Cuneen informed a group of concerned Islanders that the field is now...

November 1, 2018

𝗛𝗘𝗬 𝗦𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗡! Is it possible to improve the aim of the Firefighter Field lights located near the old steam plant, facing north? The lights are aimed high and are sending glaring light into my apartment at 455 Main Street. I am sure other residents must be experiencing the same issue. 

𝗦𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗡: As you may know, the Roosevelt Island Youth Fall Soccer League has relocated to Firefighter’s and Capobianco fields this season as the previously-...

September 30, 2018

We are writing on behalf of many Roosevelt Island families and football/soccer players who would like to know the plan for the future of the Octagon Field and its restoration. When will the work start? How long will it take? Once it is complete, how will the field be maintained and used? Communication has been insufficient to date, and we feel the community deserves more transparency.

We want to make clear to you and to other decision-makers that the p...

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