For a man who likes history, I find it odd that you fail to mention that nature predates even ancient tools (such as the wheel, lever, fulcrum, and incline).
I believe other things can be inferred from your statements. I.E. You are wise enough to recognize that such inventions do not negate the worth of nature.
However, I am not certain you want me to focus on such positive aspects of your insights.
For example, you have yet to mention the simple fact that the existence of these inventions (especially as manifested in the form of private automobiles) in close proximity to nature actually mitigates everyone's potential welfare. Is this omission of the tradeoff between nature and the auto a simple error on your part, or is it due to space constraints?
I do not want to believe that omission is it willful. I want to believe I am engaging in a discussion with an honest debater.
Like you, I will make sure those who do realize the impact of cars on their ability to enjoy the park are heard. I am confident that we represent not only a cross section of the city's demographics, but also a numerical majority of the city.
I believe the body that will decide on this bill, the City Council, is composed of representatives from all over NYC: Brooklyn, New York, Queens, Staten Island, Bronx.
If the bill is approved by the Council, will you claim that you were not represented?
If the bill is not passed, I will make no such complaint.
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.