The Parks Department misrepresented the health of the 54 mature trees marked for removal under their Parks Without Borders redesign plan.

Fort Greene residents say NO to Parks Without Borders redesign of the Park: NO to cutting down healthy trees and eliminating shade; NO to dismantling historic features; NO to concrete instead of green.

We welcome an influx of money that would preserve, restore and enhance current and historic park features. NYC Parks are supposed to be stewards of these publicly owned spaces and residents expect them to implement community input and maintain the character of our neighborhood park.

NYC Parks without Borders plans to turn the beloved A.E. Bye design into a paved plaza.

In an effort to preserve the legacy and sense of community of Fort Greene Park that its designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, and those who followed left to us.

Residents demand NYC Parks Without Borders take community input into consideration.

Members

Sharon Barnes

Natasha Boutin

Enid Braun

Asiah Charles

Vanessa Duah

Victoria Duah

Crystal Flournoy

Clara Freeman

James Golden

Patti Hagan

Schellie Hagan

Ling Hsu

Roslyn Huebner

Elisabeth Jones

Lucy Koteen

Doris Vila Licht

Natalie Loney

Albert Massimi

Erica Mera

Lillian Mera

Christopher Morse

Patrick Murphy

Ragnar Naess

Joseph Napoli

Moses Okoro

Damilola Onilenla

Sandy Reiburn

Robert Reyes

Marcos Rivera

Shanelle Rivera

Taina Rivera

Arthur Ruffin

Philip Saperia

Shak Shar

Nicolette Strachan

Dana Taitt

Denele Taylor

Reye Taylor

William Taylor

Punch Thomas

Ashley Timberlake

Angela Velez

Fatima Velez

Jen Velez

Catherine b Yelverton


Advisors

Michael Gotkin,

Landscape Architect

City Club of New York

Lynn Ellsworth,

Humanscale NYC

Simeon Bankoff,

Historic Districts Council

Sylvia Morse,

Urban Planner

Kathleen Webster,

President, Sara D. Roosevelt Park Coalition


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