Here’s an example of NYC Council Member Julie Menin providing constituent service to a Roosevelt Island resident, helping a local business and working with the municipal bureaucracy to solve a problem and improve the food delivery quality of life on Roosevelt Island.
As reported May 16, Roosevelt Island resident Theo Wolf:
… asked why DoorDash is no longer making food deliveries to Roosevelt
longer delivering to Roosevelt Island. Is this temporary or permanent
— Roosevelt Islander (@Rooseveltisland)
April 28, 2022
… Roosevelt Island’s NYC Council Member Julie Menin is looking into the matter:
Thanks for flagging, our office has reached out to DoorDash and is working on this, hopefully have an update soon!
— Julie Menin (@JulieMenin) April 29, 2022
It appears Doordash is no longer delivering to Roosevelt Island because of recently enacted NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) third party delivery app regulations.…
On June 9, a spokesperson for Council Member Menin provided an update about Roosevelt Island DoorDash delivery:
Great news! We got an email from DCWP and they said said they fixed the
rules so that certain bridges and tunnels are not considered out of the
way ie. Roosevelt Island Bridge. So you should be getting deliveries
again without issue.
And Ms Menin added:
Roosevelt Islanders have a limited selection of take-out and restaurant
options, and my office made it a priority that the rules were amended to take
into account Roosevelt Island’s unique situation. I’ve been actively working
with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to make sure that
Roosevelt Islanders have access to eateries off the island. I applaud DCWP for
correcting this rule that left Roosevelt Island isolated.
Today, Ms Menin tweeted that Doordash has resumed delivering to Roosevelt Island.
We did it! As of today, @DoorDash is back delivering to Roosevelt Island again! Thanks for the cooperation of @NYCDCA for making the necessary bridge amendments that I suggested to get RI back on the map. @Rooseveltisland @RI_Daily
— Julie Menin (@JulieMenin) June 21, 2022
Theo Wolf is happy to learn that DoorDash resumed food delivery to Roosevelt Island:
That’s incredible news! Thanks so much for looking into this, and what
incredible work by Julie Menin getting this resolved so quickly. It’s such a
testament to the importance and power of local journalism and local
government. It may seem like a small thing, but I know a lot of Roosevelt
Islanders were adversely affected by this change, which made the island feel
all the more cut off from the rest of the city. Plus I know Zhongzong was
really hurting from this, so I hope this helps them out!
What should Roosevelt Island ask Ms Menin for help with next?