1) PFGF representative Rich Dwyer will be present to discuss the PSE&G tree trimming practices and recent extreme pruning done to our old growth trees on Manhattan Ave. He has offered out his email & encourages folks to email questions & concerns to him directly, prior to the meeting so they can be adequately addressed. His email is:
2) There is a proposal to place a gravestone type WWII memorial in Pershing Field. There was actually a resolution that was put forth in the Fall that the City Council approved. There was NO notification to PFGF or any public input on the type of memorial, it’s location in the park or any other aspect of this proposed memorial. The organizers will be present at our meeting to discuss. We are attaching the documents received after it was questioned at our January PFGF meeting.
Regular PFGF Meeting Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 7 PM
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Community Center
Ward C Councilman Rich Boggiano and Ward D Councilman Michael Yun will attend our upcoming meeting.
Topics to include: improvements to the running track and tennis courts, community initiatives, and future PFGF projects.
Be part of the dialogue. Bring your questions or concerns.
The Jazz Cats blend jazz standards with gems from the Great American Songbook. From Miles and Fats to Dizzy and Duke, these cats love to wail.
Pianist Mel Nusbaum began his career in Chicago playing blues guitar and bass with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and jazz guitar with many jazz greats including John Klemmer, The Brecker Brothers, Cecil Payne, Chico Hamilton and Patato Valdez. Switching to piano, Mel now delves deeply into harmonies and has recorded several albums of his own compositions.
Drummer Lou Selmi began his career with The Locals. Their hit record “You Never Have Fun” hit #1 in Japan. Lou studied with Tony Williams (Miles Davis) and played with hard bop pianist Sam Dockery (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers). Lou’s drumming also drives the Zydeco Revelators, a French rock-New Orleans boogie band.
Bassist Bart Erbach’s first gigs were in church on Sunday mornings. He moved on to the rock club circuit and eventually formed the nine-piece high-octane dance band, Joyride. Bart grew up listening to the Great American Songbook and studied with Rick Laird (Mahavishnu Orchestra) and Christian Fabian (The Lionel Hampton Big Band).
Liberty State Park is under attack again. Please act swiftly as outlined below. Every letter, call, email will count. Thanks #friendsofLibertyStatePark
Dear Liberty State Park supporters,
Pleaseemail DEP Commissioner Bob Martinand/or call him at609-292-2885and/or fax him at609-292-7695to strongly oppose this LSP massive commercial marina along LSP’s entire non-commercial southside, and to demand public hearings. If you’d like to send a letter, his street address is under the bullet points below as are two email addresses for Suntex Marinas, who want a second LSP marina and who own the northside Liberty Landing Marina.
YOUR URGENT ACTION IS AGAIN NEEDED TO SAVE LIBERTY STATE PARK from this secret deal for a Massive “Millionaires’ Marina” along the entire non-commercial, peaceful family picnicking Southside – right behind Lady Liberty (the Flag Plaza Lawn/jetties Side) with its priceless harbor views in all directions.
Please spread the word on social media and tag Friends of Liberty State Park. Please also share The Friends’ 11/11facebook post.
This marina plan would ruin LSP’s “Central Park” true purpose of people’s enjoyment of the peaceful openness of our urban waterfront haven for picnics, jogging, walking, bicycling, fishing, relaxing and taking in the expansive open harbor views looking southward toward the Verrazano Bridge.
radically wreck the deep American connection to the South Overlook Lawn with its Flag Plaza, the original picnic area and the jetties.
vastly diminish people’s free waterfront pleasures by blocking the treasured expansive open water harbor views toward the Verrazano Bridge.
destroy the use and iconic American spirit of the priceless area behind Lady Liberty.
severely negatively impact the LSP Caven Point Natural Area with its wildlife habitat by the scenic walkway along the golf course, which no doubt wants this marina for its millionaire golfers to dock their yachts.
inevitably confiscate southside parking spaces in the two free lots and probably want to pave over the tree grove lawn between the public boat launch parking lot and the free lots. On summer weekends, the two free lots are already packed.
disturb the peace and quiet for all southside users due to loud motors and boaters’ loud partying music.
This obscene giveaway of a second LSP longterm commercial marina will: Commissioner’s street address:
Suntex Marinas, owner of LSP’s northside Liberty Landing Marina, would get the planned lease.If you want to email them,Johnny Powersis the CEO andChris Pettyis a “Principal, Head of Investment Services”.
Photo by Tanya Buran. The marina would extend from South Overlook Lawn westward to Public Boat launch dock (near diner) along LSP’s Southside
Thanks very much for your steady support of LSP, our priceless American treasure.Sam Pesin, president, Eliza Wright, vice president,Trustees:John Tichenor (co-founder & 1st pres.) Gladys Vasques, Mandy Edgecombe, Douglas Fleisher, Roberta Fluellen and Sara Schultzer