For Immediate Release
November 9th, 2018
“White Supremacist” Flyers Found in Van Cortlandt Park
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) condemns the “white supremacist” flyers found in the Woodlawn section of Van Cortlandt Park on Thursday November 8, 2018. More than any other Park in New York City, Van Cortlandt Park serves as the most important open space for numerous racially and economically diverse neighborhoods in the Bronx and Westchester County. FVCP stands with our elected officials, neighbors and fellow community organizations against bigotry of any kind—especially when it involves our Park.
If FVCP staff finds any signs promoting hatred in the Park, they will remove them immediately and inform NYPD and NYC Parks PEP officers of the location the signs were found. Hatred will have no place here.
Update: A GoFundMe page has been started to print posters, buttons and shirts to be distributd throughout the Woodlawn community to show that hate will not be tolerated.
The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, an independent community based organization, actively promotes the conservation and improvement of Van Cortlandt Park, the third largest park in NYC, through environmental education and restoration and enhancement of the Park, its forests and trails.
For more information:
Christina Taylor, Executive Director of Friends of Van Cortlandt Park