2013 - The Battery Conservancy



2013 - The Battery Conservancy
The Battery: One Year Later
[ Post-Sandy ]
When The Battery Conservancy
was founded in 1994 to
rebuild and revitalize the 25
acres of historic parkland at
the tip of Manhattan, we never
imagined the gravity of world
events and climate change
that would create challenges
to our progress. As we near the 20-year mark,
we reflect on our accomplishments, the increased
strength of our organization to meet each demand,
and most importantly, the solid base of support
our work has generated.
2013, following Superstorm Sandy, was a year
of recovery marked by garden resilience and
construction progress. Our community offered
immediate help in the critical weeks following the
complete loss of our headquarters. Their generosity
gave us courage and restored our spirits as we
worked from borrowed desks and a neighborhood
storefront. By January, we had found a new office
at One Whitehall. The previous tenant graciously
left us all of their furniture and we were back
in business just one block from the park—
and 2013 began.
92,000 s.f.
of gardens
November 2012
October 2013
plant loss
75 tons of soft surface replaced
in the Gardens of Remembrance
72 cubic yards of topsoil replaced
1.Bag and remove all salt-burned plant matter and debris from
flooded gardens
3. Replace with nutrient-rich topsoil
in The Battery Bosque
56 cubic yards of topsoil replaced
The Battery’s gardeners immediately reached out to their peers in
New Orleans to learn from their post-Katrina experiences. And we
followed their advice, with the help of 200+ volunteers:
2.Water, water, water: push salts below root level of plants
plant loss
4. Wait for spring to determine plant loss
Since spring, more than 7,000 new plants have been restored to
the gardens. They are now thriving alongside the many salt-tolerant
perennials which greet our millions of visitors with their multitudes
of colors and textures.
plant loss
in Peter Minuit Plaza Gardens
32 cubic yards of topsoil replaced
As you turn the pages of The Battery Conservancy
News, you will:
• stroll the replanted gardens
• cool off in the rebuilt Bosque fountain
• visit the job sites of SeaGlass and the Bikeway
• take a look at the Battery Chair finalists
• applaud our student farmers who totaled more
than 2,500 this year
The Battery is not only a naturalistic balance to
Downtown’s urban fabric—it is a defining model
for sustainability and excellence in contemporary
landscape design.
It leads the way in demonstrating the importance
of waterfront parkland as the city’s buffer for the
storm surges of the future. In the coming year,
The Battery Conservancy will play a role in
developing the plan to safeguard Downtown’s
residential and commercial communities while
maintaining the beauty and oasis quality of these
irreplaceable 25 acres.
October 2012
new plants
You—our neighbor, our supporter, our volunteer
—are making the rebuilt Battery a reality.
We thank you.
July 2013
Warrie Price
President, The Battery Conservancy
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
October 2013
Pat Kirshner
Cliff David
President’s Message
The hardest hit park feature was the much enjoyed spiral fountain with its spontaneous bursts of water that surprise
and enchant children of all ages. The fountain lost its electrical wiring, computers, and plumbing equipment. Generous
donations enabled us to build a new, upgraded system to a higher standard to safeguard against future flooding.
October 2012
[ SeaGlass Update ]
8' diameter
Oculus installed, October 21
SeaGlass Shell Completed
n April 18, NYC officials, donors, and Downtown leaders and
neighbors joined The Battery Conservancy and its Trustees
at the “Topping Off” of the SeaGlass Shell, celebrating its final
steel installation.
The Shell, designed by WXY Architecture + Urban Design,
spirals to a height of 35 feet. The innovative and sustainable
design—inspired by the chambered nautilus—creates air
circulation and heat transfer via natural ventilation.
43 curved glass windows
Cliff David
It is constructed of 24 complex structural forms which support
43 curved glass windows and rises to a magnificent oculus,
8 feet in diameter. Glass installation was completed on
October 21.
The circular ribbon of the stainless steel roof is composed
of 420 unique shingles. The interior of the roof performs
as the projection walls for the light show that will give riders
of SeaGlass a virtual underwater experience. Inspired by
the ocean’s beauty in the middle of a waterfront urban
it will be a magical and memorable interactive adventure.
The 30 fish molds are in production and are made of
translucent fiberglass materials resembling seaglass.
Each fish will glow with interior LED lights which change
color and hue during the ride.
George Tsypin, the designer of the fish, describes his design
intent: “There is nothing more mysterious than water and the
bottom of the sea. The color, the shapes, the bioluminescent glow:
we think of the underwater world as a transcendent reality that
endlessly attracts, yet mystifies.”
SeaGlass “S” Design: Doyle Partners
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
420 unique shingles
SeaGlass Shell “Topping Off” ceremony, April 18
[ Projects Update ]
future site of
he eagerly anticipated Battery Garden Bikeway, connecting the Hudson River
parks to the East River Esplanade, is in construction along Battery Place.
In 2001, the design was approved and capital funds were allocated, but
9/11 and the construction of the new #1 subway tunnel delayed the project.
These pictures show the current progress; Phase One of the Bikeway is to
be completed by May 2014. The Bikeway’s gardens are designed by
The Battery’s renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf. The vast Battery
Green, with a quarter-mile oval walkway, is 65% complete. This
three-acre public gathering space is framed by a band of Mesabi
granite. The Green will offer park goers the unique, moveable
Battery Chair for their comfort and enjoyment. It will also
host festivals, outdoor movies, and live entertainment.
Included in the bikeway project are a newly
rebuilt comfort station and bike respite. Riders
will be able to take a moment to relax,
hydrate, and get air for their tires.
Phase Two along State Street will
begin next summer. Soon all bikers
will circumnavigate Manhattan
Island through The Battery!
The Battery Green in construction
Progress along Battery Place
n November 19, 2012, three weeks after Superstorm Sandy, The Battery Conservancy’s webbased chair competition accepted 679 design
submissions from 15 countries throughout the Americas.
Although we were flooded out of our office, the tools
of the digital age gave us the ability to process the
designs of more than 1,500 students and professionals
competing to create the unique, moveable Battery Chair.
The jurors worked over the winter to determine the
TOP 50 Designs. The Battery Conservancy presented the
designs online and invited the public’s opinions. In June,
the Top 50 banner exhibition opened in the Park, adorning
the fence enclosing The Battery Green construction
site—enabling visitors to see the designs where the
chairs will be used.
Now we present the FINALISTS: from Brazil, Canada,
Mexico, and the USA. The chairs will be prototyped this
spring—and tested by you and all who come to the park
to sit, lounge, rock, or bounce.
Maple Chair
Andrew Jones, Canada
Maria camarena bernard, mexico
pivot chair
south chair
u rock
Aidan Jamison, simon kristak, USa
jason bird, usa
Davi Deusdara, Érica Martins, Tais Costa,
Rafael Studart Alencar Falcão, brazil
Visit www.thebattery.org / chair to read more!
Map: Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
Franziska Bauer
[ Battery Urban Farm Update ]
PS 276 first graders watering seeds
Autumn bounty
Campers watering the Woolly Pockets
# of students
# of schools
attery Urban Farm, in its third year,
saw a dramatic increase in students
from the community and schools
citywide: 2,500 student farmers, 50 schools,
2,500 lbs. of produce. The Battery Conservancy hosted 6 free weekend events and
raised funds to expand community outreach
and education programs.
The number of Farm Enrichment Visits
from schools and camp groups doubled.
600 sq. ft. of class gathering space and
native perennial plant and demonstration
gardens were added to accommodate the
demand. The City Seedlings Summer Program
Campers making and tasting fresh herb pesto
Whole Foods 5% Day gift
Con Edison volunteer
2,500 1,800870
quickly reached capacity, as did the Farm
Share Program.
The Garden to School Café Program
provided 540 lbs. of fresh produce to PS 3
and PS 397 cafeterias. New this year, we
donated 760 lbs. of produce to God’s Love
We Deliver’s Grocery Bag Program.
For adult education, we formalized the Farm
Education Apprentice Program. We piloted
an innovative Teacher Training Program that
prepares teachers with farming/gardening
skills and farm education knowledge, and
provides the tools to incorporate these into
their curriculum.
This success is generated by your support
through grants; sponsorships; school fundraisers; the Indiegogo campaign; shopping at
Whole Foods on our June 27th 5% Day; or
buying a kids’ meal at Blue Smoke this summer.
We thank you for helping us achieve our
goals: to empower NYC children to make
healthy eating choices through farm education; to encourage the cultivation of edible
gardens in communities throughout NYC;
and to achieve broad awareness of sustainability through systems thinking, sustainable
gardening practices, and responsible waste
Visit www.thebattery.org / farm to read more!
Earth Fest
community programs
Farmstand at Harvest Fest
Community Parnership
Charter School
NY Institute for Special
Community Roots MS
Opportunity Charter School
The Dalton School
Passport NYC @ 92 Y
Dodge YMCA Summer Day Camp
PS 8 The Robert Fulton School
The Blue School
École Internationale NY
PS 10
Earth Fest
PS 3 Charrette School
Brick Church School
PS 33 Chelsea Prep
Harvest Festival
Bronxworks Afterschool
Good Shepherd Services
PS 246 Summer Camp
PS 397 Spruce Street School
Brooklyn Theatre Arts HS
Harbor Heights MS 349
PS 221 Toussaint L’Ouverture
JHS 62 Ditmas
Kinderspiel: German
Language Learning
PS/MS 279
2013 Schools
(regularly scheduled visits)
Garden to School Café Program
God’s Love We Deliver Grocery Bag Program
Cooke Center Academy
Bike New York
Monthly Saturday Volunteer Days
IS 289 Hudson River MS
Wednesday Volunteer Hours (4–6 pm)
Farm Share
Léman Manhattan
Preparatory School
Academy of St. Joseph
Birch Wathen Lenox /
Science in the City
educational programs
PS 330Q
Battery Urban Farm Educator-Led Classes
Millennium HS
Teacher-Led Classes
CAMBA (PS 170)
Enrichment Visits
M425 Leadership and Public
Service HS
City Seedlings Summer Program
M560 City-As-School HS
Farm Education Apprentice Program
M896 Lower Manhattan
Community MS
Teacher Training Program
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
Volunteers building new berm
CAMBA (PS 269)
Camp Léman
CIS 303 Leadership and
Community Service
Léman Culinary
Léman Manhattan
Preparatory School
NYCHHC / Kids Ride
PS 214
Renaissance HS
Stephen Gaynor School
Stuyvesant 475
Success Academy Upper West
[ Projects
[ Supporters ]
Built ]
The Battery Conservancy Supporters
18th Battery Gala: June 4, 2013
The Battery Conservancy gratefully acknowledges our generous donors who made gifts from October 15, 2012 to October 15, 2013.
Elizabeth H. Atwood
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Chris and Sharon Davis
Mayor’s Fund to Advance
New York City
The Bisignano Family
The Moody’s Foundation
Susan and Jack Rudin
The Seth Sprague Educational and
Charitable Foundation
Con Edison
Barbara and Michael Kowalski
Warrie and James D. Price
Ophelia and Bill Rudin and Family
Whole Foods Markets NYC
James Benenson Jr.
Christopher Buck
Empire BlueCross BlueShield
Greenacre Foundation
Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City
Bettysue and Jeff Hughes
Moody’s Corporation
Statue Cruises, A Hornblower Company
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Neil V. Getnick and Margaret Finerty
The Hyde and Watson Foundation
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The Litwin Foundation
May and Samuel Rudin Family
Foundation, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Millhiser
Ms. Wendy J. Paulson
Sara and Warfield Price
Frederic C. Rich
The Rudin Foundation, Inc.
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation
W.P. Carey Foundation
Lucy R. Waletzky, M.D.
Whole Kids Foundation
Genie and Bob Birch
First Data
Goldman Sachs & Co.
Abby and Rob Goldstein
New York Water Taxi
Sharen Benenson
The Bunny Rattner Foundation
Suzanne and Rich Clary
Consulate General of the Netherlands
EMC Corporation
Joseph J. Famularo
Lorna and Edwin Goodman
Hudson River Foundation
Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.
Carl and Betty Pforzheimer
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
CME Group Community Foundation
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Janine Luke
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and
The Moinian Group
Jane and James Stern
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Margaret D. Sullivan
VMware Inc.
World Wide Technology, Inc.
American Express Foundation
Jin Chang and Val Chan
Downtown Lower Manhattan Association
Stephen and Myrna Greenberg
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus
Foundation, Inc.
Susan and Philip Mortillo
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.
Douglas Dockery Thomas
Barbara and Donald Tober
The Topps Company, Inc.
The Winston Foundation, Inc.
Lisa Belzberg
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. Blau
Brookfield Office Properties
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Buckman
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Sharon Casdin
Lisa and Dick Cashin and
One Equity Partners
The Central National-Gottesman
City Councilmember Margaret Chin
Continuum Health Partners
Joan K. Davidson
(The J.M.Kaplan Fund)
Lucy and Nat Day
Barbara G. Fleischman
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver
& Jacobson LLP
Michelle and Paul Galant
Isaac Gindi
Agnes Gund
Heart Sing Foundation
Christopher L. Knapp
Harold J. Koda and Alan W. Kornberg
The Melville Foundation
NYSE Technologies
Dorothea C. Oppenheimer
Meagan and Gerald B. Ouderkirk III
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps, Jr.
RBC Capital Markets
Rifkind Family Foundation
Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland
& Perretti LLP
Reed Rubin
Seward & Kissel LLP
Neil A. Shroff
Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Steel
Tishman Speyer
Virtusa Corporation
Anthony and Margo Viscusi
Anastasia Vournas and
J. William Uhrig
Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner and
Paul A. Wagner
Nancy Abraham and Arnold Moss
The Achelis Foundation &
The Bodman Foundation
Mark E. Almeida
Elaine and Richard Asarch
Nancy and Scott J. Atlas
Mary Jane Brock
Burke & Quick Partners, LLC
Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser
Jay E. Cantor
James F. Capalino
Anthony and Sheilagh Cirillo
Susan Courtemanche and
Robert Coleman
Victoria Bates Croll
Elizabeth B. Dater
Laura Delano and Bob Celli,
in memory of Georgia Delano
Barbara and Christopher Dixon
Janet and George Felleman
Christopher M. Foskett
Meyer Frucher
Diana and Peter Gonzalez
The John Melser Charrette School
PS 3
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin
Robert and Florence Kaufman
Deborah and Peter Krulewitch
Patty and Bob Laufer
M&T Bank
Laurie and Jay Mandelbaum
The Mariposa Fund
Cristina Matera, M.D. and Cliff David
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
Elizabeth P. Munson
National Eating Disorders Association
Office of Manhattan Borough President
Scott Stringer
Dan and Nancy Paduano
Dr. Antonio Perez,
Borough of Manhattan Community
Laura Powell and John Hartman
Kevin and Nancy Race
Thomas Roberts
Betsy and Ted Rogers
Isabel Rose
Sabrina and Michael Rudin
The RWM Foundation
Helen and David Samuels
James Schainuck and Torie Ross
Alison Spear and Alex Reese
Hilary and Robert Steinman
Charles P. Werner
The Annette and Anthony Albanese
Bell Hoving Family Foundation
Mrs. Roger S. Berlind
Lynne and Bill Bermont
BKSK Architects LLP
Blue Smoke
David O. Brownwood
Mr. and Mrs. Coleman P. Burke
Ginny and David Butters
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carpenter
Susan and Alexander Casdin
Wendy Chaix
City Parks Foundation
Consumer Dynamics
Willem and Marion de Vogel
Michael J. Del Mauro
Jean and Gordon Douglas
John M. Downing
Patricia M. Dunnington
Drs. Robert and Marianne Engle
Paul Ersboll, The LiRo Group
Dolores and James Fernandez
Richard Gilder and Lois Chiles
Lee F. Gruzen
Sue Guyett
Melinda and Tom Hassen
Matt Horner
Catherine McVay Hughes
Evelyn and Michael Jefcoat
Mrs. Niels W. Johnsen
David I. Karabell
Jessica Swolfs Kisling
Robert Kloos
Jack Lenor Larsen and Peter Olsen
Sandra K. Lee
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Pia Lindström and Jack Carley
Scot MacGillivray
Isobel and Peter Malkin
Dr. and Mrs. William M. Manger
Jed Manocherian,
Pan Am Equities, Inc.
Thank you to all of our wonderful donors! Your generosity in support of the 18th Battery Gala has been crucial to The Battery Conservancy’s operations.
The evening raised $1.118 million—we are ever so grateful! Sunset and sea breezes were the backdrop for the party on the Promenade as The Battery Medal for
Corporate Leadership was presented to Frank J. Bisignano, Chief Executive Officer of First Data, and TBC Trustee; and The Battery Medal for Design Excellence
was awarded to Stephen Doyle, Creative Director of Doyle Partners. Save the date for the 19th Battery Gala: Tuesday, June 3, 2014!
Mike Burke
NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White with SeaGlass
architect Claire Weisz of WXY Architecture + Urban Design,
SeaGlass in the background
Stephen Doyle accepting
The Battery Medal for Design
Excellence from Commissioner
Veronica White
Deeda Blair, TBC Trustee Deborah Needleman,
TBC Chairman Bill Rudin, Sabrina Rudin
Frank Bisignano acccepting The Battery
Medal for Corporate Leadership from
Robert K. Steel, Deputy Mayor for
Economic Development, with Bill Rudin
and Warrie Price
Rich Clary
Jim Capalino
Honoree and The Battery
Conservancy Trustee
Frank J. Bisignano with
his wife, Tracy Bisignano
TBC Trustee Elizabeth H. Atwood
with Honoree Stephen Doyle
Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels
Anastasia Vournas, Douglas Thomas, J. William Uhrig
Reed Rubin, TBC President Warrie Price, Sally Kleberg,
Jane Gregory Rubin in front of SeaGlass
Hara Schwartz and Chris Buck
SeaGlass sound and light show
Photography: Milo Hess, Cutty McGill, Sara Cedar Miller, Malcolm PInckney
[ Supporters ]
10th Battery Gardeners Luncheon: September 18, 2013
Thank you to the caring and generous supporters of the 10th Battery Gardeners Luncheon! It raised $270,000 to support our dedicated gardeners.
Our Guest Speaker, Piet Oudolf, spoke about his decade-plus association with The Battery Conservancy, his design of The Battery’s Horticulture Master Plan,
and his other projects in New York City and throughout the US and Europe. Your support in 2013 was critical to our gardeners as they restored the gardens in the
aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Wendy Paulson, Piet Oudolf
Deborah Krulewitch,
Jeanette S. Wagner
TBC Trustee
Barbara Kowalski
Patricia Fenimore, Meagan Ouderkirk
Marge Sullivan
Pat Dunnington, Warrie Price
Agnes Gund, Mimi Pakenham
Frances Palmer, Michael Riley
Drs. Robert and Marianne Engle
Sharen Benenson, Anne Niemeth
First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris
introducing Piet Oudolf
Photography: Cliff David, Kristía Phillips
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
Abby Goldstein, Linda Gralitzer
Barbara Fleischman
TBC President Warrie Price, Piet Oudolf, First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris,
NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White, TBC Chairman Bill Rudin
Janet Mavec and Wayne
Joyce F. Menschel
Caroline Milbank
Alexander Milliken
Howard P. Milstein
Sally Minard
The Moody’s Foundation
Matching Gifts Program
Lydia and Stephen Moss
Deborah Needleman
Inosi M. Nyatta
Elizabeth A. O’Brien
Kip O’Neill
Alexis and Andy Phelps
Anne and Joseph Pierson
Laurel Pinson
P.S. 276 Battery Park City
Virginia Ridder
Michael Riley and
Francisco Correa
Lucinda D. Robb
Lynda J. Robb
Guy N. Robinson
Rockefeller & Co.
Bonnie J. Sacerdote
Joseph I. Santangelo
Kathleen and Stanton Scherer
Theodore R. Shiffman
Burke St. John
Laura Starr
Starr Whitehouse Landscape
Jewel Stern
The Sweet Peas Foundation
Steven Weinreb
WXY Architecture +
Urban Design
Anonymous (3)
Rafael Abreu
DD Allen
Elizabeth P. Allen
Elizabeth and Henry Baker
Tom Berton
Peter Braus
Barbara Chang
Larry E. Condon
Robert Y. Counce
John Danzer, Munder-Skiles
Marguerite De La Poer
Elizabeth W. Ely
Michael Fleming
Sonja Foerster
Marcia T. Fowle
Melissa Francis and Wray Thorn
Joe and Courtney Goldsmith
Larry Gould
Mary Gregory
Amanda and Jeff Hack
Elizabeth Felleman Hammel
Alexandra Hammer
Marian S. Heiskell
Huguette Hersch
Cameron Hughes
Ilana Marks Landscape Design
Katherine S. Kahan
Jane Kearsey
Fernanda Kellogg
Mark and Deborah Kopinski
Alexandra Lebenthal
Cheryl Winter Lewy
Marybeth Weston and
Leighton Lobdell
Ambassador John L. Loeb Jr.
Katherine Martucci
John McCauley
Gabriela Newman
Marco Pasanella
Peaches & Pepper
Ellen Petersen
PS 87 1st Grade B-10
T Jackie Quan
Michelle and Michael Richitelli
Allison Whipple Rockefeller
Susan Lyle Rodenberg
Yvette Rose
Marjorie G. Rosen
Deborah Royce
Michelle Russell-Dowe
Matt Schneider
Sara L. Schupf
Mary Carroll Scott
Barbara Slifka
Ruth Steinberg, M.D.
Rebecca and Robert M. Thomas
Marvin Leffler and
Tom Wirtshafter,
Town Hall Foundation
Bea Tusiani
Tanya Van Sant
Arete Warren
Anonymous (2)
Rob Ackerman and
Carol Weston
William S. Beinecke
Robert Burge
Caprock Fund of
Tides Foundation,
on the recommendation
of Ms. Kappy Wells
Ellen Chesler and
Matthew J. Mallow
Sarah K. Choi
Oonagh and Thomas Christie
Susan Cole and
Pyser Edelsack
Isabel E. Collins
Rebecca Cook and
Bernard Dickens
Coral Dawson
Dodge YMCA Summer
Day Camp
Molly and Jack Flynn
Celeste Ford and
Fredric Leopold
Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Zella and Glenn Goldfinger
Catherine Graham
Frances and Jack Harris
Marjorie and Gurnee Hart
Kimberly Hicks
Michael Horodniceanu
Andrea Hsu
Jill Fortney Productions, Inc.
Mrs. Martina Keaney
Evelyn Kurth
Narendra Lakhani
Mey Chan Leon and
Alberto Diaz
Stephen Lewin
Sarah Magness of
Magness Design
Lisa Malcolm
James Barry and
Jacqueline L. Mundt
Julie O’Donnell
Fern Parness
Jane and David Parshall
Nancy and Otis Pearsall
Charlotte Pinson
Nancy Prince
The Prospect Hill Foundation
Dine Locally at Table Green at The Battery
Join us again in the spring as Table Green serves up creative, locally sourced eats
and sips. Come at lunchtime, for a snack, or stop by after work for Happy Hour!
Table Green is part of The Cleaver Co. family, headquartered at The Green Table in
Chelsea Market. A pioneer of the sustainable food movement, The Cleaver Co. is
New York City’s preeminent green caterer.
Diane and Jim Quinn
Harold Reed
Anna Rice-Yaffe
William J. Roos
Nola Safro
Frances Schultz
Betsey and Arthur Selkowitz
Adi Shamir
Vivian and Lionel Spiro
Tekmark Global Solutions
Rebecca Trafton
Helen S. Tucker
Mary Van Pelt
Susan and David Williams
Christine Yeh-Calanog
and Victor Calanog
Robin Zitter
Rinat Aruh
Kristi Avram
Isabel Bacon
Tracie Basch
Ellen Beigel
Virginia Beirne
Graciela Bergner
Morgan Bisignano
Diane and Ronald Blum
Louis H. Blumengarten
Gabriela and Jay Bockhaus
Jeffrey Boncher
Steven Boss
Elizabeth Brody
David Bromwich
Campbell Brown
Gail and Thomas J. Brown
Peter Buffington
Peter Cai
George Calderaro and
William Megevick
Michael Cannone
Trang and Matthew Carola
John Carton
Sarah Carton
Jennifer Casriel
Rajashri Chakrabarti and
Joydeep Roy
Laura Chancellor
Ophelia Chiu
Thaleia Christidis
Jairo Chung and Scott Browne
Jamieson Clair
Peggy L. Clark
Mary Cleaver
Carrie Coakley
Kenneth R. Cobb
The Committee for Hispanic
Children and Families
Melissa Connor
David G. Cotts
Andrea Crane and
Samuel Hoffman
Christina Croll
The Dalton School
Susana Das
Sandra Davis
Anthony DeLisio
Steven T. Demaria
Ed Diamond
Jane and Paul Dietche
Catherine Shannon and
Marc Donnenfeld
James J. Dooling
Stephanie Dorsey
Aisha Duffett and Sean Cotter
École Internationale de
New York
Michelle Eliseo
Wendy and Paul Farber
Guillermo Fernandez
Ronald Lee Fleming
Thomas M. Fontana
Robert Foran
Thomas Fritton and
Audrey Manley
Gladys Fung
Girls Preparatory Charter
School of New York
Kim Glasser
Yi-Hsian and Stephen Godfrey
Katherine Godici
Goldman Sachs Matching Gift
Ann and Ely Goldsmith
Ann Ray Martin and Joel Gora
Marlene R. Gordon
Linda and Allen Gralitzer
Lynn Grefe
John M. Hall
Margery Hamlen
Cynthia Harris
Ron Henderson
Michelle Herman
HHL Foundation
Bernadette P. Hitt
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hoopes
Marilyn C. Hoyt
Philip and Mary Huyck
Carolyn Jensen
Euna Kim
Margaret G. King
Helen T. Klebnikov
Julie Knauer
Laura Krey and Alec Berman
Fanny Krivoy
Donna Kuenzel
Erika D. Kutrieb
Robert Lavenberg
Ramesh Lax
Thomas Lenihan
Estella Li
Joel London
Rosalie Lowe
Vicki and Neil Lurie
Shirin Lutfeali and
Amin Jamal
Rose Lynch
David and Sheila
Maureen McGinn
Bob Meier–Ciena
Patricia Monahan
Pamela Moulton
Caroline B. Mutter
Caroline Nagle
Alexander Nelson
Ronald Nelson
Ilana Marks
The Battery Corporate Partnership Program
The Battery Corporate Partnership Program offers companies a great opportunity for
civic engagement and team building. It provides critical unrestricted annual support for
The Battery Conservancy as we work to create New York’s best waterfront park. Benefits to
William C. Rudin, Chairman
Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Rudin Management Company
corporate partners include Employee Volunteer Days, where you can get your hands in soil
and help keep gardens thriving, benches freshly painted, and Battery Urban Farm weeded.
Frederic C. Rich, Vice Chairman
Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
For more information about The Battery Corporate Partnership Program, contact Melanie
Simmerman at [email protected] or 212.344.3491 x 12.
Warrie Price, President
Founder, The Battery Conservancy
Bloomberg volunteers
Frank J. Bisignano, Vice President
Chief Executive Officer, First Data
Mark and Carol Willis
The Winston Preparatory
Lisa Wong
Anthony Wood
Dorothy Woodrum
Joyce Yang
Anonymous (11)
Caroline Abbott
Academy of St. Joseph
Kathleen and Charles
Jude Alfaro
Arielle Algarin
Desireena Almoradie
Shawn Alpert and
Josh Silverstein
Alexanna Ashley-Roth
Ellen Baker
Dara Barr
Ellen Barr
Lisa Bass
Alicia Batista
Denise Behrens
Liz Beigel
Birch Wathen Lenox
Alexa Bisignano
The Blue School
Louise Borski
Charlie Boutwell
April Bovet
Jordan Brackett
Bread and Roses
Integrated Arts
High School
The Brick Church School
Brooklyn Theatre Arts
High School
Elena Brower
The Brownstone School
Patrick Bullack
David Bush
Christine Buxton
Elaine Chapnick
Abigail Chingos
Michelle Chung
C.I.S. 303,
The Leadership and
Community Service
Leland Clausen
Karen Cleland
Laura Cohen
Marie H. Cole
Community Roots
Charter School
Carter Craft
Lorne Crosson
Richard and Louise
Carolyn Dimitri
Ditmas Intermediate
School 62
Cassandra Earley
Kevin O. Ershov
Laura Fernandez
Daniel Fielding
Valentina Figueroa
Miriam Finkbeiner
Mary Flaiban
Barbara Fox and
Nicholas Giorgio
Mr. Harry Friedler
Ann Friedman
Angelica Galiano
Shane M. Garron
Ian Gil
Joel Glasser
Good Shepherd
Camp at PS 246
Benjamin Gregory
M Gregory
Erin Groenevelt
Kristi Guinness
Jamie Gutterman
Betsy Haddad and
Isam Salah
Elizabeth Hadi
Leslie Hanweck
Patricia Carol Harper
Jeannie Hildebrand
Thomas Hosted
Tamara J. Hunter and
Jose A. Machota
IBM Matching Grants
Katherine Ireland
Michael Ishii
Philip Jack
Izabella Jaskierny
Harvey Kabaker
Fritzi Kallop
Christine I. Kattan
Ann Kay
Sky Khan
Amri Kibbler
Mary Kinney
Susan Kloepfer
Dhyana Kluth
Amy Koethe
Margaret L. Koontz
Terese L. Kreuzer
Catarina Kwan
Shelli Kwiat
Richard S. Lane
Cyndi Lee
Steckley Lee
Clayton Lewis
Allen Lubow
Abigail Lynam
Patricia Maher
Robert Marrow
Angelica Marshall
Tammy Meltzer
Katie Mendelson
Lynden and Leigh Miller
Sarah Mills
Elizabeth Misner
Michelle Mittman
Helen Moore
Kathleen Moore
Richard Moran
Marissa Mutascio
Katja Nelson
Todd Nesser
Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Jeffrey Newman
The New York Institute
for Special Education
Ellen Novack
Virginia O’Keefe
Tatiana F. Oldenburg
The Opportunity Charter
Terrance O’Sullivan
Cara Ottilio-Cooper
Yolanda Ounanian
Nicole Palumbo
Sharon L. Patching
Kevin and Laura Patti
Mary Perillo
Lindsey Peterson
Avery Pierce
Arin Pogany
Peter Pogany
Elizabeth M. PokoraSadowsky and
Howard G. Sadowsky
Matthew Porter
Myisha Price
Rebecca Pryor
PS 10 Magnet School
for Math Science and
PS 163 Alfred E. Smith
PS 214 Michael Friedsam
PS 221 Toussaint
PS 8 Robert Fulton
PS/MS 279 Captain
Manuel Rivera Jr.
Stephanie Ranft
Barbara Reich
Resurrection Episcopal
Day School
Vince Rezula
Maureen Roble
Jennifer Rodriguez
Lauren and Michael
Kaeden Ruparel
Valerie Sanford
Chelsea Schmidt
Julianne Schrader
Susan R. and
John W. Seliga
Richard and Ann Seltzer
Adam Sharon
A Joanne Siegla
Deborah Simmerman
Harvey Snyder
Alisa Soares
Deborah Soffel
Eric Spiegel
Barbara Stahura and
Don Santerre
Sherri Stephenson
Beth Sternlieb
Claire and Greg Sussek
Kristen Teeter
Christina Teixeira
Sean D. Trager
Jon E. Traud
Irene Truskalo
Camille ValentinoSteinfeld
Karen Van Berkel
Julia VanTieghem
Johanne Veraque
James Wade
Ida B. Watson
Daniel Weber Jr.
Olivia Weiner
Kathleen Weingarten
Mr. Irving Weinstein
James F. Weis
B.T. Whitehill
Claire Wilkens
Daniel Wills
Jo-Ann Mary
James Wineinger
Samina Yamin and
Basit Zafar
Blake Yarger
Abbie Zabar
Carolyn Zezima
Luan Zhang
Samantha Zinober
Anonymous (10)
ABYU Lighting
Lindsey Adelman
Alliance for Downtown NY
Mark Almeida
Battery Gardens Restaurant
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Blue Smoke
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Bumble and bumble.
The Cleaver Co. / Table
Green at The Battery
Clifford David / Freeze Frame
Stephen Doyle
Edible Magazine
The Estee Lauder
Companies Inc.
Gilberties’ Wholesale
Abby and Rob Goldstein
Paula Hayes
Alan J. Heller
John J. Jenkin
La Mer
The Mandell School
Gabe McMackin and
Jason Wood
Sara Cedar Miller
Moody’s Corporation
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day
New York Water Taxi and
Circle Line Downtown
Niche Modern
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz
NYC Beekeeping
One Dream Sound
Frances Palmer
Pasanella & Son Vintners
Mary Perillo
PS/IS 276: Battery Park
City School
Frederic C. Rich
The Ritz-Carlton New York,
Battery Park
Judy Ross
Ophelia and Bill Rudin
Sony Music / Legacy
Statue Cruises, A Hornblower Company
Stitched Tribeca
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Tiffany & Co.
Jason Weisenfeld
Whole Foods Market Tribeca
Jeff Zimmerman and
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Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, Vice President
President, Foundation for Landscape Studies
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Senior Managing Director, BlackRock
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Barbara Kowalski
Battery Gardener Volunteer
Deborah Needleman
Editor, T: The New York Times
Style Magazine
Gerald B. Ouderkirk III
Partner, Goldman Sachs
Marissa Shorenstein
President, AT&T New York
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National Parks of New York Harbor
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation &
Historic Preservation
City of New York Parks & Recreation
Manhattan Borough Commissioner,
City of New York Parks & Recreation
Manhattan Borough President
New York City Council Member,
1st District of Manhattan
Manhattan Community Board 1
The Battery Bosque: An Urban oasis
gardens of remembrance
The Battery Conservancy was created
in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit
educational corporation to rebuild and
revitalize the 25-acre historic Battery.
Guide Books make perfect holiday gifts!
Together they tell the story of The Battery’s completed Piet Oudolf-designed gardens.
Each Guide Book features a Plant Index.
Order today! Email [email protected] or call 212.344.3491 x 16.
Each book is $35 (shipping included).
The Battery Conservancy News 2013
Jeffrey P. Hughes, Treasurer
Vice Chairman, The Cypress Group
Mark E. Almeida, Secretary
President, Moody’s Analytics
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Ilana Marks
Judith Ness
David Ng
Susan Norton
Sara Ogger
Nate Oh
Nancy Owens
Frances Palmer
Priya Pandit
Mona Patel
Muguette and Denes
Christopher F. Poch
Roberta Price
Lynn and Joe Profeta
Nicholas Quennell
Barbara Rand
Genie Rice
Renee E. Ring
Robert A. M. Stern
Architects, LLP
Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Mark K. Schonfeld
Iliana Sherak
Robert Shwartz and
Susan Greenberg
Irene Siegel
Melanie Simmerman
Meridith Skodnik
Claudia Slacik
Ellen Markel and
W. Morgan Smith
Mara Sonnenschein
Jessica Sparber
Craig Stankiewicz
Stephen Gaynor School
Betsy and Wally Stern
Adam Sternberg
Maria Suarez
Success Academy
Upper West
Jane Sutherland
Dhuanne S. Tansill
Ellen Tepfer and Neel
Rahul Karmarkar
Margaret and Jim Ternes
Thomson Reuters
Matching Gifts
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Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, Inc.
Lynn B. Vardakis
Lisa Verdi
William D. Wallace
Roberta Weisbrod
Barbara Weisz
Nada and David
The Battery Conservancy
One Whitehall Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
[email protected]
• 9
2,000 s.f. of Piet Oudolf-designed perennial gardens free and open to the
public 365 days a year!
• c ontinued maintenance of the beloved park features: Bosque Spiral Fountain, The Battery Labyrinth, The Battery Promenade
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YC children growing their own vegetables, making healthier eating choices,
learning about sustainability... at Battery Urban Farm
• c ompletion of projects: SeaGlass Carousel, The Battery Garden Bikeway,
The Battery Green, Playspace designed by Frank Gehry
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Resilience: Zelda and the gardens at The Battery