Randall's Island Community Protest of Mayor Bloomberg's
Sale of Public Parkland to 20 Elite Private Schools at Field Groundbreaking
Summary: Representatives from East Harlem and South Bronx community groups, including plaintiffs against the City and the Randall's Island Sports Foundation (RISF), protest the giving away of up to 80% of the park's athletic fields after-school to 20 Elite private schools for 20 years. The City's pay-to-play scheme will directly impact the residents of the East Harlem and the South Bronx who have little access to the island as well as funding for physical athletic programs after school. These two communities suffer from the highest asthma and obesity rates in the country.
Where: Randall's Island Park - Icahn Stadium
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2007
Time: 12:00 pm
Backdrop: Representatives from community groups including East Harlem Preservation, Nos Quedamos, New York Environmental Law Clinic Justice Project, will rally in front of Icahn Stadium outside of City/RISF luncheon.
For more information:
NYC Park Advocates
(646) 584-8250 Cell #
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