NEWS: Green Commemoration A Success

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

I’m happy to report that Sunday’s fourth annual tribute ceremony to the unsung civic visionary Andrew H. Green was a big success.

Between 30 and 40 persons — the highest turnout ever — attended the event in Central Park. Guest speakers included Gale Brewer (NYC Council Member), William Castro (NYC Parks Dept.), Cal Snyder (history author) and Sid Horenstein (Amer. Museum of Natural History geologist & history writer). Also present was Thomas Green, a Brooklyn resident whose great grandfather was Andrew H. Green’s brother.

The daily newspaper Metro New York covered the event. The story, by Amy Zimmer, can be found at
http://ny.metro.us/metro/local/article/Who_was_Andrew_Green/5788.html
Meanwhile, I’ve been told that the New York Times is planning a podcast story about Green that is likely to mention the ceremony. It is scheduled for release later this week. I will keep you posted.

I’d like to thank all my colleagues and friends who made the ceremony possible, including those who publicized the event, assisted with press outreach, organized the pre-event details, prepared or donated refreshments, lent a hand at the scene,
took pictures, helped with the break-down, or just took time out of their busy day to show up.

Attached you will find 11 photos from Sunday’s ceremony in Central Park. I want to thank by dear pals Vincent Montuori and Maki Isayama for taking the snapshots.

Maki was kind enough to upload to his Flickr page many of the additional shots he took. You can see it them here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/71437353@N00/sets/72157594383379046/

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

Best,
Michael Miscione
Manhattan Borough Historian

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