Friday, April 11, 2014

Community Boards 5 -More Green Space

 CB 5 want more green space. This is great! But to repeat what I've said before, it not just creating more green space. It's about creating more green space that meets community needs

New Midtown Community Board Members Want More Green Space

By Mathew Katz on April 10, 2014 4:51pm 

 Jessica Borowick is one of six new members of Community Board 5.
Jessica Borowick is one of six new members of Community Board 5.

MIDTOWN — The new members of Midtown's community board want to use their influence to create and protect more parkland in one of the busiest parts of the city.
Six members were just appointed to Community Board 5 this week, and several said that creating more greenspace in the district was a high priority.
"There's very little space and there's complaints that there's nowhere to sit outside during lunch, there's no place to relax," said Alexis Saba, 29, an attorney at Paul Hastings. "You really do spend most of your day in this area that you work, so I just kind of want to make it a more peaceful place."
Jessica Borowick, 31, got her first taste of the board by attending its Parks Committee after work. A former legislative analyst for the city's Health Department, she grew fascinated with the diversity of issues and interests in the district, which runs from 14th Street to 59th Street.
"There's so many people mixing in this district in so many ways, it's pretty amazing," she said. "There's so many great public spaces too — the way they get used is an interest of mine."