Culture on the Cheap
LAST GASP: Presenting Newtown Barge Park Dot Com
This item was brought to my attention by Laura Hofmann, one of the founders of Barge Park Pals, the community watch dog/advocacy group for this park. She writes:
Is it common for concert organizers to set up a website for a “one time gig”?
I honestly did not know what to say. So I looked up the owner of this site instead.
So much for keeping it local.
P.S.: I would be remiss if I didn’t point out this corker from Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn’s own web site:
Thanks to the efforts of the Newtown Creek Monitoring Committee (NCMC) and Barge Park Pals, a parkhouse with comfort station will be built in Greenpoint Playground. The small triangular playground is bounded by Franklin Street, Commercial Street and Dupont Street and is adjacent to the Newtown Barge Playground which is the only active park space in North Greenpoint (and yet Ms. Thayer et. al. saw fit to commandeer part of it for a concert. — Ed. Note.). The playground is heavily used and the comfort station is a long needed amenity.
So let me get this straight: it “is heavily used” and yet, Ms. Thayer, our Parks Administrator and Executive Director of OSA, told a reporter from the Williamsburg Greenpoint News + Arts this same park was (and I quote) “underutilized”?
So which one is it, Ms. Thayer? Or by “underutilized” do you mean by those willing to pay $12.00 to enjoy a park their tax dollars are already (ostensibly) paying for?
Tags: 11222, Adrian Benepe, Barge Park, Commercial Street, Dupont Street, Franklin Street, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Julia Morrow, L Magazine, NYC Parks Department, Open Space Alliance North Brooklyn, OSA, Stephanie Thayer