Torres, Park Activists Demand $$

(l-r) Paulette Spencer, Bronx Community Health; Emily Walker, New Yorkers for Parks; Adrianna Espinoza, New York League of Conservation Votes; Nilka Martell, Loving the Bronx; Councilman Torres and some of the Wildcats showed their support for an increased budget.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

After years of decreased funding and low staffing levels at the NYC Parks Department, Councilman Ritchie Torres, Bronx Park East Community Association and New Yorkers for Parks held a press conference demanding the Mayor invest $100 million in the Parks Department to hire more full-time maintenance workers and fund other staffing needs.

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