Monday, December 1, 2014

Parks' Taps Top New School Flak To Head Press Office

Sam Biederman

Sam Biederman, 31, has been hired to head up the Parks Department's press office. The previous one allegedly said reporters were illiterate and they lie. (Image: Crain's New York Business)


by Geoffrey Croft

The director of communications for The New School has been hired to head up the Parks Department's press office, NYC Park Advocates has learned.

Sam Biederman, 31, begins today as the Assistant Commissioner for Communications after spending the last five years at the Greenwich Village school. 

Biederman replaces Arthur Pincus, who was abruptly terminated three weeks ago after offensive remarks regarding the media allegedly made during a meeting with union officials were brought to the attention of Parks Commissioner Silver. 

"The sooner Adrain's (former Parks Commissioner Benepe) legacy is extinguished the better," said an attendee of the meeting.  

During the Bloomberg/Benepe years, the press office was routinely criticized by reporters for a general lack of professionalism, including its well deserved reputation for being defensive, unhelpful, and giving out misleading information. 

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