Thursday, July 16, 2015
When Will de Blasio See the Light on Parks?
In an article that appeared on July 13, 2015 in New York Magazine, Justin Davidson gives a wonderful and much deserved kick in the pants to Bill de Blasio for not taking more of an interest in the further development of the park projects started by Michael Bloomberg while he was mayor. De Blasio did not even show up for the opening ceremony of the High Bridge Aqueduct.
Davidson goes on to say "De Blasio need not sulk that all the sexy projects were taken before he showed up. The city recently reopened High Bridge, an elegant mid-19th-century aqueduct that vaults over the Harlem River between Harlem and the South Bronx, but the 119-acre Highbridge Park below remains a fixable mess, part ravishing wilderness, part diorama of decay."
The more pressure put on public official, the more changes will be initiated. Join the bandwagon.