He's been Brooklyn's Commissioner of Parks since 1981! But all good things must come to an end and now Julius Spiegel is stepping down.
The New York Times lists some interesting factoids about Mr. Spiegel:
- He's the son of two Holocaust survivors, and he describes his politics as "left of left."
- He was on the Giuliani Hit List.
-He "buddies" with Charles Barron.
- Fixing the McCarren Park pool was the number one thing on his "to do" list for many years.
- He only knows the names of about two types of trees.
on December 3, 2008
Photo by Malcolm Pinckney for NYC Dept. of Parks
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