The last time I checked, the purpose of the ACGA listserve was
not personal attacks on individuals for things for which they are not
responsible. Attacking someone with no control over anything may make you
feel better in the short term, but is not particularly effective
otherwise. I'm sorry you're upset, but if you channel your frustration in
a positive direction you will be more likely to achieve your goals.
Thank you - interactive is nice, but active is better.
I do so wish that the nice people at the NY Parks
Foundation would spend
less time in the gym, pull out some tools and
actually come into the
neighgorhoods where the individual gardeners and
grass roots Parks Volunteers are doing
the work ,to get dirty and sweaty
with us. Some of you are kind of cute - of all
Guaranteed, doing real garden and parks work is better than
working out, both
for exercise and feeling good about the sweat and thirst
you build up. I'll
jump for the first round of beers or "sports water."
Oh, Robyn? By the way, when you bump into Commissioner Benepe
in the Hall,
please tell him nicely that the expedited way that the Jets
festival was moved
into Chelsea Park on west 28th and 10th Avenue WITHOUT
Board 4 beforehand was not the most gracious thing that
Parks had done.
Yes, we do oppose the Jets stadium on the West side, but guys
like me like go
to 5 Jets games a year, and would be delighted to see them
at a rebuilt Shea,
in the Bronx, Brooklyn or stadium starved Staten
Island. But fitting it in
here on the West Sidewould be like putting
100 pounds of mud in a 10 pound bag.
And our traffic is already
horrendous. And there's no space for tailgating.
But we love kids, and football, and if CB 4 HAD BEEN NOTIFIED,
we would have
let the young people in our neighborhood know about the rides,
so the kids attending the event would have included kids from
Elliot Projects adjacent to the field, so the nice bridge and
tunnel white kids who
showed might have met some native New Yorkers, albeit
Commisioner Benepe and the Parks Dept missed out on making
this a more
inclusive event by not letting our Jets friendly, stadium
rejecting Community Board