North Brooklynites Celebrate Parks and El Puente


On Wednesday, June 1, OSA held its 5th Annual Party for the Parks at Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Over 300 champions of the North Brooklyn parks movement gathered to celebrate parks and honor Luis Garden Acosta and Frances Lucerna, the founders of El Puente. Party-goers mingled, enjoyed drinks and hors-d’oeuvres, listened and danced to the saboroso sounds of Orquesta Abrazos and enjoyed a live auction.

Thank you again to our event sponsors.


Parks Visionary

Amazon Fashion


25 Kent Avenue


 Parks Believer

Sugar in the Raw

Two Trees Management


 Parks Enthusiast

Brooklyn Brewery

Corcoran Real Estate Group

Greenpoint Landing

Mack Real Estate Group

Steiner Studios


Parks Steward

Brooklyn Bowl

Douglaston Development

Greenpoint Terminal Market

Greenpoint Williamsburg Youth Soccer League (GWYSL)

Joseph Vance Architects

Wythe Hotel


Parks Keeper

Erich & Kisha Anderer

Keith Berger

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Leigh Godwin, Corcoran Group

The Katin-Singer Team, Corcoran Group

Nitehawk Cinema

Pickerel Pie Entertainment


Parks Supporter

Alan Hill Design

Kate Bernstein & Matt Stein

Brooklyn Flea

Josh Cohen

Corcoran Real Estate Group: Tom Le and Deborah Rieders

Eugene Litvak, Compass Real Estate

Rich Lo & Joe Mayock

MNS Real Estate

Rob Morea, Great Jones Realty

Perlmutter & McGuinness, PC



Benefit Committee

Maggie Barr & David Shapiro | Jennifer Cox | Tara Douglass | Katie & James Horowitz | Amy & Sean Lyons | Sarah Magid & Johnny Dwyer | Dennis McCarthy | Katie Merg | Ed Raven | Jasmine Rosner | Cynthia Summers | Evan Thies | Gianna Tibonni & Kyle Buckley | Yuval Vidal | Elizabeth White


About OSA

OSA is a non-profit organization that partners with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to maintain and enhance 45 parks and playgrounds in Williamsburg and Greenpoint and improve the lives of over 200,000 North Brooklynites

OSA is:

  • Extraordinary: Its mission is to serve all North Brooklynites, especially those in under-served communities
  • Essential: North Brooklynites suffer from one of the lowest ratios of open space in the City. And the upkeep and programming of existing parks is challenging due to the constraints and pressures on the NYC budget
  • Unique: The only park conservancy for an entire neighborhood
  • In the right place at the right time: There’s now a critical mass of local philanthropy to support a park conservancy

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