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Site Intro and Why We're Here
Write to Politicians and the Press
The Article 78 Proceedings Against The Redesign
Your Blog, News, and Discussion Links
Move and RENAME the Fountain?
Show Me the Money!
Business As Usual In New York City
Would you buy a used Park from this man?
Redesign the Central Open Space?
What We Stand to Lose
Eminent Domain meets Manifest Destiny
Other Alternatives
The Arts in the Park
Music in the Park
Jon Rettich's Park Musician Sketches
Other Sites to Check
The Art Commission Hearing 01/09/2006
The Project For Public Spaces' Working Session and Findings
We're Community Board 2 And We're Here To Help
NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum's Testimony on the Renovation

YOU, the users of the Park, are being attacked on a number of fronts.

1. The planned redesign will completely change the nature of the park in many negative ways, in particular making one more park less conducive to free speech and assembly, as well as performances.

2. The ongoing back-room giveaway of YOUR public park properties is a disgrace.

3. The Park's neighbors feel they have Manifest Destiny to take over the Park and control it. No one donates millions of dollars to the City privately and expects nothing for it. Gates were defeated, but a new fence makes it easier to add them later.

4. There is not enough money for the City to do the redesign and reconstruction. If private money fails to come through or the city has fiscal problems, the park may be closed indefinitely.

5. The adverse changes to many of the Park's features, making them less safe or less accessible.
The Park needs your help to stop this travesty.

Write to your elected and appointed city officials and let them know that this giveaway should not happen on their watch.

Some talking points might be history, loss of city control of valuable real estate, other underfunded parks, restriction of freedom of speech and expression, symmetry versus actual park use, and your objections against individual areas of change.

It's up to YOU to let them know that the people do not want this beautiful, historic, and well-used Park torn down and redesigned.

Write to the Politicians

Click here to write to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. If it doesn't start, email to bp@manhattanbp.org

Click here to write to City Council Speaker and District 3 Council Member Christine Quinn. If it doesn't start, email to quinn@council.nyc.ny.us

Click here to write to District 1 City Council Member Alan J. Gerson

Click here for the names and email addresses of Mayor Bloomberg's key Administration officials

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Write to the Press

As a rule, Letters to the Editor require that you send your name, address, and telephone number for verification purposes. Failing to do this will mean they will probably ignore your letter.

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor at The New York Times, or email to letters@nytimes.com

The following are other useful New York Times email addresses.

OP-ED/EDITORIAL
For information on Op-Ed submissions, call (212) 556-1831 or send article to oped@nytimes.com. To write to the editorial page editor, send to editorial@nytimes.com.

NEWS DEPARTMENT
To send comments and suggestions (about news coverage only) or to report errors that call for correction, e-mail nytnews@nytimes.com or leave a message at 1-888-NYT-NEWS.

THE EDITORS
executive-editor@nytimes.com
managing-editor@nytimes.com

THE NEWSROOM
news-tips@nytimes.com
metro@nytimes.com

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor at The New York Sun, or email to editor@nysun.com

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor at AM New York, or email to am-letters@am-ny.com

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor at The New York Post.

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor at the Daily News, or email to voicers@edit.nydailynews.com.

Click here to write a Letter to the Editor at Washington Square News, or email to editor@nyunews.com This is an NYU student newspaper, but they have shown agreement with a number of our issues.

Click here to write to the Editor at The Villager, or email to news@thevillager.com

Click here to write to the Editor of the New York Press. If the link doesn't work, email to editorial@nypress.com

Click here to write to the Village Voice. You can write to various departments from this page.

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