Thursday, March 01, 2007

"Certain Times and Places"

Both Henry Stern and current commissioner of parks, Adrien Benepe, use vague terms, such as, "certain times and places" to describe the unofficial off-leash policy. It appears that only the offleash, lunatic fringe know the details of the where and when. It is for that reason that I issue a challenge to Robert A. Marino of N.Y.C.D.O.G. Post on the N.Y.C.D.O.G. website and distribute as a press release the times and places where the alleged 20 year policy has taken place and "needs" to be made official. Make sure that, when it comes to Prospect Park, that the general public understands the following:

- The offleash areas encompass nearly 110 acres
- The offleash areas cover nearly every open field and meadow

- The offleash hours begin at 5pm for half the year

- The offleash hours begin at 9pm for the other half of the year

Since Mr. Marino makes the claim that it has been such a success, he must know the details of each park that has benefited from the "unofficial policy". Make sure that the all times and places are listed for the following parks. I'm sure that some of the 20,000 or 33,000 members (it depends on which press release you read) would be happy to help you put the list together:

Bronx Park
Crotona Park
Henry Hudson Park
Julius Richman Park (formerly Echo Park)
Pelham Bay Park
University Woods
Van Cortlandt Park

Carroll Park
Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
Fort Greene Park
Marine Park
Prospect Park
Sunset Park
McCarren Park
McGolrick Park
Owl's Head Park

Battery Park
Bennett Park
Bowling Green
Bryant Park
Carl Schurz Park
Central Park
City Hall Park
Collect Pond Park
Columbus Park
Damrosch Park (Lincoln Center)
Dante Park
DeWitt Clinton Park
East River Park
Fort Tryon Park
Fort Washington Park
Gramercy Park
High Line
Highbridge Park
Hudson River Park
Inwood Hill Park
J. Hood Wright Park
John Jay Park
Madison Square Park
Marcus Garvey Memorial Park
Morningside Park
Paley Park
Ralph Bunche Park
Randalls Island-Ward's Island
Riverbank State Park
Riverside Park
Sakura Park
Samuel N. Bennerson 2nd Playground
Sara Delano Roosevelt Park
St. Nicholas Park
Straus Park
Stuyvesant Park
Thomas Paine Park
Tompkins Square Park
Union Square
Washington Square Park
Winston Churchill Park

Alley Pond Park
Astoria Park
Baisley Pond Park
Brookville Park
Clearview Park
Cunningham Park
Doughboy Park
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Forest Park
Frank Golden Memorial Park
Juniper Valley Park
Kissena Park
Liberty Park
Major Mark Park
Maurice Park
Roy Wilkens Park
Rainy Park
Rufus King Park
Springfield Park

Staten Island:
Amundsen Circle
Austen House Park
Bradys Park
Blue Heron Park Preserve
Conference House Park
Clove Lakes Park
Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk
Fresh Kills Park
Lemon Park
Silver Lake Park
The Greenbelt
Willowbrook Park
Wolfe's Pond Park