Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tennis bubbles pop up in the press, on the radio

Hyper-local news site is spreading the word that our online petition to protect Central Park from a proposal to install four 35-feet-high bubbles over tennis courts has rapidly gathered over 1,200 signatures ... and shows no signs of slowing!

The online article, which touches upon the broad support this "movement" has garnered, comes on the heels of a broadcast just yesterday (Wed., Apr. 14) of NPR's The Brian Lehrer Show.  On air, Lehrer interviewed NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, along with the Asst. Commissioner for Revenue and Marketing Betsy Smith.  The discussion was titled "Money for Parks" and framed as a look at how the city funds our public open space.  But "Money from Parks" seems a more apt titling.  Hourly rates of up to $100, and revenue goes to the General Fund, not even back to the park?

Central Park is not for sale!  Listen to the show, read more and call us to find out how you can help (212) 496-8110.

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