Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Park Barely Attended by Locals

Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver is the first speaker.

Yesterday in rather warm weather for November they held the opening ceremony of our new neighborhood park, The Bush Terminal Park.  It was barely attended by locals. Most of those present were city and local dignitaries and press. Completely absent from the event was our Mayor Bill de Blasio who decided not to come to such  an important event being held in one of Brooklyn's largest neighborhoods.  Among the attendees was our city council person  Carlos Menchaca, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez. If the event had been held over the weekend it would probably have had higher attendance by more residents of the local community. As it is it went unnoticed by the general population of the neighborhood many who are probably unaware of the existence of the park or even where it is located. 

Dignitaries including Carlos Menchaca waiting to speak..

Waiting to cup the ribbon with their golden scissors.

The ribbon is cut, the park is  officially open.