Writer Mac Griswold has several noteworthy books to her credit, including Washington’s Gardens at Mount Vernon. Her latest project explores the remarkable history of Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island, where Griswold is currently the Director of Archival Research. Entitled Slaves in the Attic, Rediscovering a Long Island Plantation, the book is due out in spring 2010.
Adrian Benepe has been Commissioner of the Department of Parks & Recreation since 2002, another link in the chain of his nearly 30 years spent improving and protecting the green spaces of New York City. (In fact I saw him later that day on “taxi TV” being interviewed about Central Park.)"