For Immediate Release
March 24th, 2016
Response to Jogger Assault in Van Cortlandt Park
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park is deeply disturbed by the police report that a jogger was physically assaulted by two men in park at approximately 7:30 p.m. on March 22, 2016. We encourage the NYPD to put all necessary resources into promptly solving this crime. Equally important, however, is the need to increase security and maintenance resources allocated to the Van Cortlandt Park. FVCP is actively engaged in efforts to improve the City’s stewardship of the park as part of the 2034 VCP Master Plan and a key part of that effort must be a bigger presence of Park Enforcement Officers and NYPD officers. In the meantime, we will continue to be active in the park with trails, wetlands, forest and education programs.
It is important to remember to call 911 if there is an emergency and to report any suspicious or illegal activity within Van Cortlandt Park by calling the 50th Precinct at 718-543-5700.
To make your voice hear or help the cause, please visit www.vancortlandt.org.
For more information:
Christina Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park