IMG_6165A big thank you to all who attended Saturday’s rally for a Verrazano Bridge pathway!  The Harbor Ring welcomed almost 150 advocates to the Alice Austen House on that beautiful October morning.  We created quite a buzz the week prior, with press from the New York Times, CBS, and NBC, and grew to over 3,600 signatures on our petition.  Check out more at harborring.org/presscoverage!

The Harbor Ring was honored to see the overwhelming support from the community, as well as from city and state leadership.  We heard from:

Senator Marty Golden

Allen Cappelli, MTA Board

Laura Barlament, Transportation Alternatives SI Activist Committee Chair

Janice Monger, Executive Director of the Alice Austen House

Douglas Adams, COO of Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Councilmember Vincent Gentile 

Mike Shane, SI artist and photographerGoldenCappelli

Mark Vogt, President of SI Athletic Club

Valene Hathaway, NY Wheel Associate

Assemblymember Michael Cusick

Senator Golden of Bay Ridge gave strong words of support, acknowledging a Verrazano–Narrows Bridge bike/ped path “is long overdue.”  MTA Board Member Allen Cappelli echoed the sentiment, declaring, “I believe it is the right thing to do.”  Even Assemblymembers Nicole Malliotakis and Joseph Borelli, and Brooklyn Brorough President Eric Adams, who were not able to attend, passed along their words of support for a Verrazano path. 

Advocates jumped at the chance to show their support:

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And we couldn’t have done it without our awesome volunteers: Linda, John and Roy from the SI Bicycling Association, and John from the T.A. SI Activist Committee!

More amazing photos of the day can be found at http://bit.ly/HarborRingRallyPics, and on Twitter under #WalkBikeVerrazano.  Video clips are also on our Facebook page.  Stay tuned for more ways you can take action and get involved in the Harbor Ring!

Thanks again to our awesome advocates, our excellent elected officials and community leaders, and our super supporters for making the Harbor Ring’s rally for a Verrazano Bridge path a success!  With your help, we will build this path once and for all!

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