Breakfast Archive: Adrian Benepe and City Parks

On July 6, 2015 the Appellate Division, First Department voted unanimously to enjoin construction of a shopping mall and movie theater on the site of the former Shea Stadium in Willets Point, Queens.  The suit was brought in part by advocates of New York City’s parks, the latest in a long history of actions by New Yorkers to represent their valued open spaces.  On October 21, 2005 Adrian Benepe, then Commissioner of the Department of Parks and Recreation, spoke at the CityLaw Breakfast on the parks of Lower Manhattan and the efforts underway to renovate them.  The speech in its entirety is available after the jump.


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