Volume 81, Number 5 | June 30 - July 6, 2011
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Photo by Daniel Avila, NYC Parks Dept.
Strouse leaves her mark on a park
On Sat., June 18, there was a small dedication ceremony for Evelyn’s Playground in Union Square Park with Evelyn Strouse’s children. The late Strouse was a tireless advocate for Union Square. Above, from left, Howard Mendes, Susan Kramer, Michael Presser, Jane Ariel, Councilmember Rosie Mendez, Rick Lowenstein, Joseph Hagelman, Gail Fox and Manhattan Borough Parks Commissioner Bill Castro. Ariel and Lowenstein are Strouse’s children. Kramer and Fox are former co-chairpersons of the Union Square Community Coalition. Mendes, Presser and Hagelman are Community Board 5 members.