Reply To: Raoul Wallenberg Forest

Dorothy Dewitz

The final paragraph from NYC parks website about Raoul Wallenberg Forest–

“The Douglas-U Thant site, bounded by Palisade and Douglas Avenues, between West 235th and 236th Streets, was purchased from a real estate developer by the City for $4.85 million on August 14, 1990. On November 28 of that year, Mayor David N. Dinkins signed a bill sponsored by Council Member June Eisland naming the property Raoul Wallenberg Park. After visiting the park’s dense shrubbery and thickly wooded areas in 1996, Commissioner Stern renamed the property Wallenberg Forest.”

Perhaps some study of the council member will give information about her reason for sponsoring the naming bill.