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Mitchell Silver

Mitchell Silver

  • The Silver Parks Doctrine

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    Parks Commissioner Silver at a City Council hearing (photo: William Alatriste)

    As New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver approaches his first anniversary on the job, advocates and officials are still getting to know the new steward of the city's green spaces. One of Silver's more common mantras may help provide a better understanding of his mission, if we can decode it.

    "My goal as commissioner is to make sure our agency culture shifts from one of just maintaining our parks to truly caring for our parks, which