Board of Directors: Stuart Blumin, Ronald Flesch, Mary Gissler, Sig Gissler, Dave Greenberg, Adrian Smith
The Defenders of Teddy Roosevelt Park Inc. was formed in July, 2015, by a handful of neighbors alarmed by the American Museum of Natural History’s proposed massive expansion into Theodore Roosevelt Park. We incorporated as a non-profit organization, produced fliers, launched a Change.org petition, signed up citizens on street corners, created a website and Facebook page, solicited donations, generated news coverage and staged a town hall meeting that drew about 300 people. In November, 2015, the museum announced it was substantially reducing the new building’s proposed footprint in the park. All in all, we have about 3,000 supporters.