09 February 2014

A change in NYC parks managment?

The new mayor of New York City is about to shake things up at City Parks. Could it include the relationship with the park conservancies? Looking ahead at the possible directions this could go, the NY Times writes, "The grandest parks, the royal courts of Central Park, the High Line, the Battery and Prospect Park, are in the hands of privately held conservancies."

One voice they quote suggested a radical departure, "At a round-table discussion held during Mayor de Blasio’s transition, State Senator Daniel L. Squadron spoke of his proposal that the wealthiest conservancies tithe 20 percent of the dollars they raised. This money, perhaps $15 million annually, would go the less well-endowed parks." 

Read the article (which fills in the topic in more detail) and then watch what de Blasio does.This could be interesting.

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