Oct 14, 2009

Just Got The Call


69 WFMZ TV is going to do a short blip on the Boat Landing excavation in Lehigh Parkway this evening.

7 comments:

Volvo Driving Soccer Mom said...

You looked good Mr M! the clip they ran at 5:11 Pm made you look credible! You guys should be proud!

Chris Casey said...

I saw it as well, nice videography by WFMZ. Hopefully dudnderheads at Trexler Trust or City Hall noticed

Anonymous said...

I just went to WFMZ's website looking for the clip and can't find it. Can anyone help?

Congrats again Mike and all who helped!

The Banker

michael molovinsky said...

banker, the cameraman, (there was no reporter), although personally fascinated by the project, told me it didn't lend itself to TV news because he couldn't position himself to shoot the entire staircase and there was no motion involved. i suggested that he wade out to the island for a wide shot, and that i would dance down the steps, he declined. i know my TV debut was disappointing, but i promise the steps do deliver.

monkey momma said...

Just a silly question here...in Chris' post (above @ 7:06) he mentions the Trexler Trust and City Hall. Am I to assume that your fine work at the boat landing (and I mean that sincerely - it was not a good deed, it was a GREAT, HUGE deed) was NOT sanctioned by anybody other than yourselves? Is that even legal?

I really do respect all of you for doing the work, so I'm not looking to slam you at all. I'm just genuinely curious.

michael molovinsky said...

monkey momma, it's a fair question. i neither sought or received any approval for the work. there is an organization called "friends of the parks" (friends of pawlowski) which does volunteer work in the parks. do they need permission for every outing? this past saturday a group of citizens merely recovered something which we had lost in the park many years ago.

monkey momma said...

I agree with you, MM.

But...

What if some folks called the overgrowth on those steps a riparian buffer?

What if you recovered a lost creek bank by removing another riparian buffer?

And here's the lawyer/insurance edge...what if you (or someone on your crew) got hurt clearing these steps? Would the city be liable? (It just might be...which would be a reason the city would not allow private citizens to independently work on the park.)

I realize I am paranoid, but these are serious considerations. I do respect your effort, and I give you and the rest of hte team kudos.