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Volume XXVIII, Number 5789
Monday, Feb 04, 2013

Remembering Mayor Koch

In 1979, Mayor Koch joined Parks Commissioner Gordon J. Davis and the first graduating class of Urban Park Rangers.
In 1979, Mayor Koch joined Parks Commissioner Gordon J. Davis and the first graduating class of Urban Park Rangers.

Mayor Edward I. Koch (1924-2013) was a seminal figure as New York City recovered from the depths of its fiscal crisis. Under his administration, New York City's parks also began to recover from a decade of budget cuts and staff shortages. His tenure as mayor was marked by the creation of the Urban Park Rangers, the Natural Resources Group, and the Parks Enforcement Patrol, as well as the foundation of public-private partners including the Central Park Conservancy, the Prospect Park Alliance, and the Historic House Trust.

For additional details on Parks achievements during the Koch years, please visit the Parks website at:
http://www.nycgovparks.org/about/history/timeline/rediscovery-restoration


As we salute a great New Yorker, additional photographs of Mayor Koch in our parks and open spaces can be found on the Parks Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151657341738082.612246.20292388081&type=3



QUOTATION OF THE DAY

“If you agree with me on nine out of 12 issues, vote for me.
If you agree with me on 12 out of 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.”

Edward I. Koch
(1924 – 2013)

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