Former Commish Honored at Prospect Park
by Danielle Mastropiero
Oct 09, 2008 | 1299 views | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Late city commissioner Harvey Schultz was honored Monday in a ceremony dedicating the Prospect Park Bandshell in his name.

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, former Mayor Ed Koch, Borough President Marty Markowitz, former Borough President Howard Golden, DEP Commissioner Emily Lloyd, Celebrate Brooklyn Executive Producer Jack Walsh, Prospect Park Alliance President Tupper Thomas, Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Julius Spiegel, and the friends and family of Schultz gathered to dedicate the Prospect Park Bandshell in honor of the former planning official and civic figure.

“It is a privilege to dedicate the Prospect Park Bandshell in honor of Harvey Schultz, a man of great vision,” said Benepe. “Harvey helped ensure that government served the needs of the people. It is fitting that people all over the city will come to great concerts and the Bandshell and think of Harvey’s dedication.”

During his life, Schultz helped foster and direct support to a number of Brooklyn’s most important cultural, social service, and recreation organizations and institutions. The Celebrate Brooklyn Performing Arts Festival and the Prospect Park Alliance are especially grateful for his years of advice and assistance.

Over the years he held many key positions including heading the Brooklyn Office of Planning, executive assistant to Borough President Golden, DEP commissioner, founder of consulting company Strategic Urban Solutions, and senior partner with Muss Development.

Schultz died a little over a year ago in Brooklyn. His wife, Nanette Rainone, three sons and grandchildren survive him.

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