De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver New Parks Commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing his new Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver in Seward Park in Chinatown. (Photo: Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing his new Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver in Seward Park in Chinatown. (Photo: Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of respected city planner Mitchell Silver as the city’s new parks commissioner, hailing him as “a visionary” with “a passion for fairness and equality.”

Speaking at a press conference at Seward Park on the Lower East Side, Mr. de Blasio praised Mr. Silver, who is current the head of planning for the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, as someone who will lead the department in a more equitable direction. Continue reading “De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver New Parks Commissioner”