While we can boast of historic Central Park, Bryant Park and Madison Square Park, we have few community parks on the East Side. Instead, we have POPS spaces – plazas and fountains that are privately funded and maintained but are open for public use. Yet too often the amenities of these spaces are missing or the security turns the public away.
As part of my campaign I will explore the open spaces and comment on where the public is welcomed or admonished for using them. I invite you to come and meet me in your POPS and mine! Please check back in the spring for dates when I will be in a POPS near you.
As your City Councilmember, I would:
- Support POPS oversight.
- Support new public parks projects.
- Support a clarification of the regulations for POPS properties.