Borough Presidents About Town
In Manhattan, the Borough President threw a party and everybody came! Woman from across the wide spectrum that is Manhattan came to the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum to celebrate Women’s History Month, 2011. Honoring both his wife and his mother, Stringer recalled his political mentor, Congresswoman Bella Abzug. Philanthropist & Curator Estrellita Brodsky, United Federation of Teachers Representative Evelyn DeJesus, and CBS Anchor Dana Tyler were honored at the event.
In Brooklyn, the iconoclastic, indefatigable, idiosyncratic Marty Markowitz presented the Brooklyn Bridge to Tupper Thomas, retiring Prospect Park Administrator/Prospect Park Alliance President. Almost a thousand patrons gathered under a mammoth tent in the Park to celebrate Thomas’ thirty year reign overseeing the revival of the park, returning the crime-ridden blight to the beautiful oasis envisioned by Frederic Olmstead. (Did the Borough President really just refer to himself as a Jew boy?)