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Submitted by Justin Krebs on August 19, 2005 - 11:36am.
Candidates running for Borough President gathered with another group of runners in Inwood Hill Park, as the campaign for better -- and safer -- parks went all the way to the northern tip of Manhattan.
"Making Parks Safer," an informal discussion hosted by the Inwood Hill Runners and Parks1, was a forum for ideas to reduce crime -- from hiring more Parks Enforcement Patrol officers to installing better lighting to making statistics about crimes in parks publicly accessible.
Following a 4 mile run by the Inwood Park Runners, where Bill Perkins ran, 40 people gathered in the park to talk with Perkins, Stan Michels and Adriano Espaillat.
Inwood Hill Park -- the site of the murder of Sarah Fox in May, 2004 -- is home to active community and recreation groups who want to improve quality of life in their neighborhood. One of these groups, the Inwood Hill Runners, organizes weekly 4-mile runs on Thursday evenings.
Borough President candidate Bill Perkins runs in the park... do you?
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Marty Markowitz (Incumbent)
Candidate for Brooklyn Borough President
Marty Markowitz (Incumbent) has NOT signed the pledge to make New York City's parks #1 in the nation.You can to urge them to support the Parks1 campaign.
In 2002, New York City spent only $25 per resident to operate all of its public parks.
Seattle spent $145
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