The parks commissioner has said the city needs the athletic fields to combat childhood obesity. This is an important objective, but the money that would be used to destroy this extraordinary natural habitat could be better spent improving Highland Park, next to Ridgewood Reservoir. Highland Park has plenty of ball fields to serve its neighborhood, but they are in such deplorable condition that few people use them.
Save New York’s Ridgewood Reservoir by William C. Thompson, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Thompson & RFK, Jr. say, "Save Ridgewood Reservoir"
Posted by Queens Crapper at 7:03 AM
Labels: Ridgewood, Ridgewood Reservoir, William Thompson
I think thats the best publicity the reservoir has gotten yet.
I think at this point we have at least a fifty-fifty chance of stopping its destruction before resorting to drastic measures.
"The parks commissioner has said the city needs the athletic fields to combat childhood obesity."
And what's he going to do? Force people to exercise or play sports?
There are plenty of existing ways and places to reach the stated objective without destroying what should be preserved.
""The parks commissioner has said the city needs the athletic fields to combat childhood obesity."
Calling Benepe the Parks Commissioner is a little misleading. He heads the department of Parks and Recreation. But he's proven that he only cares about recreation, and the Parks can go to hell.
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