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State Senator Dan Squadron hosted a Town Hall meeting Sunday. One issue he champions that should concern every person in Battery Park is his “Neighborhood Parks Alliance” that would steal cash from privately funded conservancies, such as Central Park and Battery Park City, and redistribute them to downtrodden parks.
That sounds great, if it were tax dollars at play. However, the senator wants to take privately raised money and redistribute it.
Mayor de Blasio is also pushing for a similar measure to redistribute wealth. It is part of the “fighting for the boroughs” policy that politicians now see as a political winner.
Also during Mr. Squadron’s Town Hall, he decried “big money” influences in politics. However, he seems to have succumbed to “big money” in the helicopter noise issue. The corporate helicopters and NYEDC are resisting any curtailing of the noisy helicopters, so Mr. Squadron as “postponed” indefinitely his planned talk on that topic, according to a Squadron staffer at the April 29th CB1 meeting.