Parks Welcomes Maoz Vegetarian To Central Park
Parks and Recreation is pleased to welcome Maoz Vegetarian to the Harlem Meer in Central Park. Maoz Vegetarian’s newest location in Central Park is its seventh location in New York City, and the latest is the first in the Upper East Side.
“The Harlem Meer is an unforgettable destination of New York City’s Central Park, the park that is a centerpiece of New York life,” said Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe. “The addition of Maoz Vegetarian to the menu of options offered to visitors of Central Park continues to provide those of all tastes a choice meal when experiencing the park. Moving beyond classic New York City cart foods, visitors of different tastes can now extend their time at Central Park with a vegetarian choice with some of Maoz Vegetarian’s delicious options such as the falafel sandwich.”
Maoz Vegetarian at the Harlem Meer will operate seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., subject to seasonal changes and weather related circumstances. Their menu includes falafel sandwiches, salad boxes containing falafel balls, pita with salad, Belgian fries, sweet potato fries, and assorted muffins, along with beverage options such as fresh squeezed juice, fresh mint lemonade, fresh tea, assorted sodas, bottled water, and coffee. Four tables for dining are located in front of the brick concession site which are perfect for casual dining. Maoz Vegetarian is contracted for an eight year term, closing no earlier than mid-November for each operating term.
The Parks Department has been working since 2008 to attract a diverse spectrum of high quality food vendors, in order to satisfy New York City’s hunger for an eclectic plate.
EBONY SOCIETY NIGHT OF EXCELLENCE
On May 19, 2012, The Ebony Society was joined by 200 fellow colleagues, family and friends to celebrate a historical award ceremony/dinner dance at Astoria Manor. The Executive Board nominated colleagues who impacted the agency, were progressive in their thinking, and provided mentorship throughout their careers. The President’s Award, was given to Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski because of her outstanding influence and professional impact throughout the agency. Other awardees included: Employee of the Year Melissa Parker, Supervisor of the Year Vincent Perry, Laborer of the Year Associate General Counsel Robin Roach and Person of the Year Deputy Chief of Operations William Gilbert. The Ebony Society and the awardees where joined by many loyal supporters including Locals 1508, 299, 983, 371, 1505 and the Climbers & Pruners.
In the coming year the society will engage in partnering with other city agencies and organizations and to continue growing our relationships. We are currently at a 300 person membership and growing.
Submitted by Arnyce Foster
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
(1850 - 1894)