Originally Posted on July 30, 2015

New York, NY – Council Member Margaret Chin, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Assemblymember Sheldon Silver issued the following joint statement on the leadership of the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy:

“Tessa Huxley’s work for parks in the Battery Park City community has been exemplary, and it is through her leadership that Battery Park City is such a beautiful community.

“We are deeply disturbed by the rumors that Tessa Huxley is being forced out of her position leading the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy by the Battery Park City Authority leadership. If she chooses to retire she will have our thanks and our sincere best wishes, but we see absolutely no reason for her not to continue in her position for as long as she wishes to serve.”