Democracy in action


To the editor:

(re: “If a tree falls in North Riverdale, who will care?” Sept. 13)

Mr. Zak Kostro’s report on the tree hazard would never have happened without the support of Councilman Andrew Cohen’s office, which responded to my email and photo reporting that Old Glory in Vinmont Veteran Park remained damaged and entangled in the flag’s crossbeam for too long.

Vincent White of the city’s parks department arrived with a crew in a few days to restore Old Glory, listened to me and my veteran buddy Alan Stolzer, explained to us the protocol for tree hazards, and then encouraged us to communicate our concerns.

Thank you, Riverdale Press, for supporting democracy in action.

Bob Mahony

Bob Mahony