Home
Search transcripts:    Advanced Search
Notable New     Yorkers
Select     Notable New Yorker
Mary LaskerMary Lasker
Photo Gallery
Transcript

Part:         Session:         Page of 999

Lasker:

Oh, yes. Well, that is about it. Oh no, another very interesting meeting I had was with Percy Sutton in Manhattan, the borough president of Manhattan. I believe he was interested in being mayor. Anyway he's a black who is very outgoing and very personable, and we discussed the possibility of trying to plant the whole of Manhattan with trees in honor of the Bicentennial. I urged him to have a survey made. He asked about making a survey and said he'd see if he could do it, and I'm still calling his office to find out if the survey has started, on exactly how many trees are really needed to plant the borough. Wouldn't it be a joy? If the whole thing were planted solidly with trees?

Q:

I was going to ask you if you'd made anyprogress with the new Parks Commissioner, Mr. Weisl?

Lasker:

No.Not at all. He's a very nice man, but he doesn't know how to get money from the city. I figure that Mr. Percy Sutton probably knows better how to get money from Mr. Beame, especially as Mr. Beame has 45 million dollars in the bank that he didn't know about.

He didn't know about it.

This would only cost 12 of it.

Well, that is really about the net of it. That I can think of. Or even Jane can think of..

Q:

Well, I can think of a few other things.

Lasker:

Oh, good.

Q:

Last time in January you talked about the great fashion show at



© 2006 Columbia University Libraries | Oral History Research Office | Rights and Permissions | Help