Memorial Stands Tall in Brooklawn

Brooklawn Police Captain Steven Saymon, like many other first responders to the World Trade Center attack on 9-11-01, wanted to attend the tenth anniversary on Sunday 9-11-11. Unfortunately, he was never invited to the ceremony by the New York City Mayor's office, so he decided to pay tribute in his own way and closer to home. "As part of my emotional healing, I wanted to go back for the tenth anniversary," he said. "But after several attempts of contacting Mayor Bloomberg's office with no response, I figured I could take a hint. I'm not going to be invited. So I'm going to build my own." The result, the Brooklawn 9-11 Memorial and Monument of the Delaware Valley, was recently completed with the help of many volunteers and sponsors, including EP Henry.

ASLA earns environmental excellence award

Mayor Vincent C. Gray selected the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) as a Partner of the Year for the 2011 Mayor's Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards recognize organizations for their commitment to advancing sustainable principles in building design and operations.