UPDATE :: Central Park tennis bubbles, two months later
As reported by Cristiana P.
The West Side Independent picked up on LANDMARK WEST’s email blast yesterday reminding the public about the brief yet intensely focused and ultimately successful battle waged this past Spring in Central Park: the Battle of the Bubbles!
Tennis bubbles, that is. Because of the unwavering support of over 1,300 individuals who signed the online petition to Keep Central Park Open to All, the tremendous support of our local Community Board 7, and support from over a dozen ally organizations*, we burst the bubbles! But as we stated in our email, the reprieve could be only temporary.
Watch NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Commission Adrian Benepe’s interview on NY1 and you’ll hear for yourself that a re-imagined bubble scheme could re-inflate in the foreseeable future. The DPR hasn’t abandoned the idea of installing tennis bubbles in Central Park, so we must not abandon our efforts to ensure that Central Park remains bubble-free for all to enjoy!
Sign the online petition and encourage others to follow suit! Click here for the petition!
*For a full listing of the organizations and elected officials who joined in the fight, see our email.