Friday, March 12, 2010

Parks and Finances

It's fascinating that the issue that has brought more New Yorkers out of their hidey-holes than any other in this budget year is the closing of state parks. In our area, the swimming hole at Buttermilk may close, leading to rumbles of racism (it's the park closest to the city) and broad warnings of certain death (people will still swim, but now they'll drown for lack of lifeguards). I love Buttermilk and would be delighted if it remained open. However, something tells me we're looking at a number of far worse losses in 2010-2011.

NYCO has a good post on the parks' failing infrastructure, with a reminder about the good works of the CCC.

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