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Shelton Haynes, the president, and CEO of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, oversee the daily operations of Roosevelt Island, which has a population of about 12,000 people.

Haynes and his group provide vital services as RIOC runs like a municipal government. During the pandemic, Haynes brought a quick COVID-19 testing facility to Roosevelt Island. Shelton Haynes claims that offering cutting-edge services that improve the community has been and will remain Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation’s goal.

When Roosevelt Island served as a jail, a smallpox infirmary, and a workhouse, is long past. It is currently one of the greatest secrets in the competitive world of the city’s real estate. For residents, it is a haven of parks, open fields, playgrounds, and tree-lined streets where they can enjoy the peace, quiet, small-town atmosphere, and lack of crowds. They also enjoy taking in views of the Islands’ landmarks like the Trams soar overhead, the Trade Center, and the Headquarters of the United Nations.

The growth of the RIOC’s program from $4.5 million to $19.6 million yearly is one of Haynes’s leadership accomplishments for Roosevelt Island. His group provided funding for initiatives such as the $2.9 million restoration and renovation effort of the Blackwell Building. The project included restoring the interior with historically accurate decor and pictures of other island buildings and landmarked facilities.

Another of his accomplishment is the $9.2 million Seawall Railing Repair project. This job involved installing 829 new posts and 1,658 new railings along a section of the Island’s shoreline that was roughly 3.7 miles long.

Roosevelt Island Juvenile Center was yet another accomplishment. This renovation cost $2.1 million to create a hub for youth engagement, academic stewardship, and growth. It also featured a secure area where kids could participate in various enrichment, leisure, and educational activities. The RIYC encourages growth on a personal level, societal learning, and teamwork. The team also undertook another significant project that changed the Motorgate Garage to assist travelers better.

The project included infrastructure upgrades, such as restriping and weatherproofing, as well as the installation of electric vehicle charging stations. This promoted Roosevelt Island’s accessibility, safety, and parking needs.

Shelton Haynes, the president, and CEO of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation, oversee the daily operations of Roosevelt Island, which has a population of about 12,000 people. Haynes and his group provide vital services as RIOC runs like a municipal government. During the pandemic, Haynes brought a quick COVID-19 testing facility to Roosevelt Island. Shelton…