NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe will be leaving his post at summer’s end after ten years on the job. Here’s a blast from the chapter’s past; five years ago Commissioner Benpe presided over the dedication of Rockaway’s second surfing beach near 67th Street.
Part of the deal was that the Commissioner would try surfing. After the press conference he stripped his shirt and went for it. Being July, the waves weren’t very good, but he got some quick instruction from Chapter leaders. You’ll have to click the link of photos here to see what happened next.