Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Money for WATER Service in Isham Park!

The check is in good hands!
   Today, Wednesday August 3rd, at 11:30am, New York City Councilmember Robert Jackson delivered a check for $750,000 to park volunteers and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to specifically be utilized to reinstall water service to Isham Park.
    This comes just a year in advance of the 100 year anniversary of the celebration of the gift of land from Julia Isham Taylor for a park to be named in honor of her father, William Bradley Isham. The celebration of Mrs. Taylor's gift took place on September 28th 1912. What a fitting tribute to Isham Park which has beautifully and quietly served New York City for just about a century...Thank you Robert Jackson!

Pictured above are from left to right: Councilmember Robert Jackson, Pat Courtney from Volunteers for Isham Park, Assembly Member Guillermo Linares, Manhattan Parks Commissioner William T. Castro, J. A. Reynolds founder of the Isham Park Restoration Program, and Jennifer M. Hoppa the Northern Manhattan Parks Administrator.