Tupper Thomas – returning Prospect Park to New Yorkers

The New York Times takes a look at the 35 year career of Tupper Thomas, the Park Administrator for Prospect Park who announced her retirement from her current position of Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Partnerships (listed on NYC DPR) last Tuesday (effective early 2011).

Ms Thomes is credited by many for bringing back from the brink in 1970′s to become a park rivalling Central Park. The New York Times article talks to her peers and gives highlights of her career which shows that passion and perseverance often counts for more than experience when entering a new job.

Another highlight of the NYT article is past and present photos of Prospect Park.

Read more at the [SOURCE: New York Times - Returning Prospect Park to the People]

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Favorite Landscape Architecture Poll – Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is currently undertaking a poll to gauge readers favorite landscape architecture from across America.

Currently the Leader is Central Park, NY followed by Millenium Park in Chicago and then Academy of Sciences rooftop.

Other landscapes included in the poll is the Great Orange County Park, The Highline and Citygarden St.Louis.

Go vote for your favorite landscape architecture project at the [SOURCE: Huffington Post - Landscape Architecture Across America (PHOTOS)]

After storm, Central Park renewal effort takes root – USATODAY.com

USATODAY.com reports

In the space of half an hour on the night of Aug. 18, a freak blast of 80-mph wind knocked down more than 500 trees, including some of the park’s oldest and grandest, and battered 1,000 others, causing devastation unknown in the park’s 156-year history.

The planting of new trees will begin in the spring, Blonsk(president of the Central Park Conservancy) says, but it will take two years to replant the damaged areas fully. The replanting is an opportunity to increase plant diversity that will encourage more wildlife, especially birds, and bring more variation to the terrain, Blonsky says.

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