Bradford M. Greene, FASLA, noted landscape architect with Clarke & Rapuano‑—and inveterate advocate for open space, historic preservation and land use planning—passed away on December 25, 2016. He was 96. He was active for many years on the Boards of the Municipal Art Society, Metropolitan Museum and Staten Island Museum and served on the Art Commission, the City’s design review panel and was an active member of the NY Chapter of ASLA for many years, including as President.
Brad was a leader in the successful efforts to save the Staten Island Greenbelt, the historic Dutch Revival home of pioneer photographer Alice Austen, the buildings and grounds of Sailor Sailors Snug Harbor and the establishment there of the Staten Island Botanical Garden.
A memorial service will take place on April 22, (Earth Day) at noon at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island. Immediately after the service, we will gather outside the Church in the Memorial Garden that Brad designed, where his ashes will be placed in the ground near his beloved Mary.
12:00 pm Service
Unitarian Church of Staten Island
312 Fillmore St
Staten Island, NY 10301
All are welcome to join us after the service for a catered reception that will begin at 2:30 pm at the Greenbelt Nature Center in the heart of the Staten Island’s Greenbelt. It’s a fitting location to celebrate the man known as the “Father of the Greenbelt.” If weather cooperates we hope to take an easy stroll through the Greenbelt to see the Gretta Moulton Gates that Brad designed. (If you would like to join us for this walk, you might want to bring good walking shoes!)
2:30 pm Reception & walk
Greenbelt Conservancy Nature Center
700 Rockland Ave
Staten Island, NY 10314
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