Coming Soon: The 2012 Park Slope 100

November 23, 2012

Send your nominations in now for the annual Park Slope 100. Deadline is December 1, 2012. I haven’t done The  Park Slope 100 since 2010. How is that possible? I think it’s time to do it again. I have ideas, sure. But I need nominations from YOU, you who know people I’ve never even heard of. Please send them in. All nominations will be considered. Promise.

What is the Park Slope 100 you ask? 

The Park Slope 10o is a highly opinionated, subjective list of the most talented, energetic, ambitious, creative  and generous individuals in the Greater Park Slope area who reach outward toward the larger community and the world to lead, to help, to teach,  to create, to improve, to inform, to network, to change…

The people who have been on the Park Slope 100 are community activists, entrepreneurs, volunteers, spiritual leaders, publishers, bloggers, arts administrators, social workers, therapists, artists, writers, educators, politicians, chefs and restaurant owners and more…

The Park Slope 100 is in alphabetical order. Whenever possible, links to web sites, blogs, and/or more information is included so that you can learn more about these remarkable individuals.

The Park Slope 100 is sure to cause some controversy. There are many, many more people who deserve to be here. So please send your nominations in.

The Park Slope 100 was created by Louise Crawford and she takes full responsibility for it. I want to hear from you who YOU think should be on this list.

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6 Comments on Coming Soon: The 2012 Park Slope 100

  1. Daniel Meeter on Sat, 24th Nov 2012 3:41 pm
  2. Andy and Piper, of Two Boots, the visionaries. A church is supposed to do good works, with no thought of profit. But Two Boots is a for-profit restaurant, and yet everything they did for Sandy Relief was for no profit but love.

  3. Daniel Meeter on Sat, 24th Nov 2012 3:43 pm
  4. Brad Lander, for outstanding public leadership, taking his City Council seat to a new high water mark.

  5. admin on Mon, 26th Nov 2012 10:07 am
  6. Thanks Daniel. Two Boots was the first name I put on the list for this year! Brad has been on before but maybe I can find a way…xoxo

  7. Daniel Meeter on Wed, 28th Nov 2012 9:34 am
  8. Cantor Josh Breitzer, for both reviving liturgical music at Congregation Beth Elohim, but also turning the synagogue into a musical center for the whole community. All in one year.

  9. Daniel Meeter on Wed, 28th Nov 2012 9:37 am
  10. Michael Daves, for, more than anyone else, leading Park Slope’s emergence as a Bluegrass center for New York and the whole Northeast. Teaching hundreds of students, performing solo and with Chris Thile, gathering musicians and audiences, teaching Sunday School, inspiring us all.

  11. Chelsea on Wed, 2nd Jan 2013 8:06 pm
  12. Overall, I think the park looks very nice since it has reopened.I do think, toguhh, that I would like to see more overall green and vegetation, especially in the form of wild areas. A lot of trees came down, and while the current park is still very green, I would like to see it planned so that the vegetation can fill out more in the future.I maintain a page about , and according to the principles explained on that page, the current landscaping in Clark Park is good, but could be better. I think the weakest point is that there are virtually no wild areas. Yes, it is a small city park, but there is more than enough room for small wild areas, especially in the flower beds in various parts of the park. Maintaining these beds is labor- and resource-intensive. Leaving areas wild can both save on maintenance effort and costs, and also provide greater ecological value.Rather than planting these with purchased, cultivated plants, I think it would be better to grow native plants from seed, and then maintain the beds only by removing aggressive non-native plants and trimming the beds.People might say but we want the park to look nice , and it looks ugly if it’s overgrown. But personally, I think that the lusher and denser the vegetation, the nicer it gets. Air quality is also an issue in Philly in the summer, and the denser and more diverse the vegetation is, the more pollutants will be absorbed. Current, to me, the park looks too carefully manicured for my aesthetic sense. Everything in it is carefully landscaped and planted. I would appreciate a wilder, more lush park, filled out with dense vegetation in the flower beds, with native plants allowed to reproduce naturally in a number of areas.What do you think? I would like to work together with others to make this happen.