I read that he was a "gentlemen politician". Like our current Mayor is was a wealthy man who took no salary for his service. But unlike Mayor Mike, he put his money where his mouth was and wrote a check to cover the deficit that the Park's Dept. had when he retired.
My kids have never asked me who he was, but I told them. The statue at left makes him look like a nice man. It should because is was designed by his friends and he was there when it was unveiled. "The statue was unveiled June 6th, 1891, in the presence of then 83 year old Stranahan. He died September 3, 1898. The bronze sculpture was created by Frederick MacMonnies. - Wikipedia.
Today it is covered in a Cape
|My sad photo|
|From the Prospect Park FaceBook|
TV show. I really hope NBC paid a lot of money to humiliate Stranahan like that.
What is gonna happen in the Summer? Will Stranahan be holding a Coke?
Will they paint him green when the Hulk movies opens?