Grand Army Plaza

The Daily Plant : Monday, November 4, 2002


The following employees were awarded Employees of the Month for October.

Roy K. Davison is Citywide Services’ Employee of the Month for October. Roy joined Parks on May 11, 1987. He worked for many years as a CPW at the Arsenal until transferring to 5-Boro Operations in 1998. Currently Roy is an APSW working with the signs program. Roy helps make and distribute thousands of signs and nametags citywide. In the last two months especially, he has been pushed to the limit, preparing hundreds of plaques and awards for the retirees and the Best of Parks (BOP) awards. Due to a rainout, hundreds of BOP engravings had to be redone in a short time. Roy also helped design the very creative shapes for these new awards. He has helped recognize others and bring them joy, so we say thanks to Roy. He was nominated by Deputy Chief Dan Froehlich.

Nicole M. Clare is Management’s Employee of the Month for October.

A Brown graduate, Nicole joined Parks on July 6, 1999. She worked at Capital with Design where she served as a liaison to Operations, other agencies and the Art Commission. Nicole brought this experience to Revenue in February 2002 as a project manager. Nicole spearheads contracts in many areas including converting comfort stations to food services in Keltch Park, developing a new marina at Locust Point, and building a new concert venue on Randall’s Island and an amusement park on Shore Parkway. She uses her strong writing and organizational skills to push through new and imaginative revenue programs, and monitor our current vendors. For peg-ging away at her work. Nicole was nominated by AC Joanne Imohiosen and Director Ron Lieberman.

Lloyd Witter is Manhattan’s Employee of the Month for October.

Lloyd joined Parks on June 1, 1997 and currently works as a CPW in District 5 which includes Herald Square, Grand Army Plaza, Union Square Park and the Park Avenue Malls. Keeping parkland clean and green is no mean task in bustling mid-town, but Lloyd and his team have achieved 100% cleanliness and overall ratings so far in 2002. Lloyd takes good care of his parks and also of his equipment. He received a Safe Driver award at our recent Best of Parks ceremony, and was also Employee of the Month in January 1999. For five grand years, Lloyd was nominated by SPMO Monica Banis.

Wayne Clark is Queens’ Employee of the Month for October.

Wayne joined Parks on June 22, 1981 and currently works as a Climber and Pruner. A certified Arborist, Wayne helps inspect the work of forestry contractors, dispatches work crews, and maintains forestry’s equipment. Wayne has been active in efforts to control the spread of the Asian Long Horned Beetle, and he and his crew were very busy in last month’s wind storm, removing trees from homes and parkland. Wayne has made a tree-mendous contribution to Queens effort to maintain that borough’s street trees. He was nominated by PRM Joe Bonkowski.

Frederic C. Asbrock is Staten Island’s Employee of the Month for October. Frederic began with Parks on January 3, 1984 and is a sheet metal worker with Staten Island trades. Metal is everywhere and so is Frederic. He makes a wide variety of repairs including fixing leaking roofs and HVAC equipment, repairing fencing, and tackling ratings related issues. Frederic is also helping resolve shops backlogs in Manhattan and Brooklyn as well, and he has performed extensive bubbler repairs to ensure that all our drinking fountains are now working. For his skill, contribution and mettle, Frederic was nominated by SOM Steven Yanolatos.


Staten Island Parkies celebrated Halloween in style last Thursday, dressing up in a variety of clever, and sometimes scary, costumes. Borough Commissioner Paulo dressed as a vampire, complete with bloody lips and fangs good for biting. Cromwell Recreation Center Manager Tony Arcomone and Outreach Coordinator Frank Filatro dressed as women, wearing wigs and carrying accessories. Other costumes included the headless horseman, Abraham Lincoln, and a werewolf. This Halloween, Staten Islanders proved that they know how to have fun.


(Monday, November 13, 1989)


Beast of prey prowled nearby as a battery of Parkies treked through new and strange terrain.

The group had come to explore a jungle-theme miniature golf course at La Tourette Park- one of three concessions to grace Staten Island parks. The other concessions include a boathouse-café in Clove Lakes Park, and Toto’s South Shore Country Club, an elegant Continental restaurant fronting South Shore Golf Course.


"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."

Will Rogers

(November 4, 1879–1935)

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