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The Daily Plant : Wednesday, November 8, 2000

PARKIES SPARK OUR PRIDE: 7 CROSS THE MARATHON FINISH LINE


Malcolm (Cinema) Pinckney

Ambitious Parkies rose early Sunday, downed a Power Bar, and made a five-borough tour with the New York City Marathon. Congratulations to the seven Parkies who sped through the 26 miles and lived to tell the tale at work Monday morning. The runners were: Jake (Red Rock) Cooper, Eric (Freebird) Friedman, Seth (World Wide) Webb, Darah (Chance) Ross, Brian (Oakman) AuCoin, Harris (Philippides) Kaplan, and Katie (Catalan) Langhammer. If you see them around, give them a cheer on behalf of The Plant and forgive them if they walk slowly.

Parks has supported the marathon since its first loop around Central Park three decades ago. On September 13th, 1970, runners in the inaugural race ran four laps around the Park. Six years later, the marathon expanded to all five boroughs, following the course it took Sunday. This year was the city's 31st annual marathon. The course was 26 miles, 385 yards long. 30,000 participants began in Staten Island and celebrated at Tavern on the Green in Central Park.

Congratulations on a terrific achievement!

THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Tuesday, November 10, 1987)

CARMEN MATIAS JOINS PARKS AS DIRECTOR OF LABOR RELATIONS

Carmen Matias has been appointed the Director of Labor Relations Commissioner Stern announced today. The Labor Relations Office serves as liaison between Parks and the 10 collective bargaining unions that represent the agency's non-managerial employees. The office negotiates labor contracts, interprets city labor policies and is the agency's advocate at Labor Grievance proceedings.

QUOTATION FOR THE DAY

"Heroism, the ... mountaineers say, is endurance for one moment more."

George Kennan (1845-1924)

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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