Thursday, April 8, 2010

Proof Good Things Do Happen

After a very long and difficult week, I received this e-mail today.  I'm not sure if I can make it, but I will try:

Dedication of Central Park Reservoir Running Track To Alberto Arroyo, "The Mayor of Central Park."

Monday,  April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pump House,  south end of the Reservoir Running Track 

You're all invited to come and honor Alberto Arroyo who, for over seven decades, spurred so many of us on with his calls of: "Hey, looking good!"

Central Park Conservancy President Douglas Blonsky and Commissioner of Parks Adrien Benepe will unveil a plaque officially dedicating the path to Alberto, in recognition of his dedication to the park, the city, and its people. 

If you don't know who Alberto Arroyo is, you can read about him here:
A story from the Times last year
His obituary on Gothamist
A mention on Runner's World

It's too bad he wasn't alive to see the dedication—but I guess that's how these things usually work.

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