Friday, April 25, 2008

A walk in a park

From a 1993 New York Times article:

Robert F. Wagner Jr., the gentle 49-year-old scion of a family that defined New York politics for three generations, died suddenly on Monday in a hotel room in Texas, where he was researching a book on urban America. Mr. Wagner, the son of a three-term New York City Mayor and the grandson of a United States Senator who gave his name to New Deal labor law, had been groomed for a political career even before he grew up in Gracie Mansion, the mayor's official residence, as the heir to a Democratic dynasty. But he was shy and uncomfortable with self-promotion and held only one elective office himself, as a City Councilman elected at large from Manhattan.

I happened to take a walk around the Robert F. Wagner park in Lower Manhattan to enjoy the first real summer day of this year (does not matter if it falls in spring) and found qualities in the park that reflect aspects of the city...

Gordon Gecko

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