Ithaca’s Fabulous Mayor And The World’s Smallest Park

Whoever thought civic politicians were boring? Ithaca’s 25-year old (!) mayor, Svante Myrick, recently decided that it was high time to lose his car. But what of his celebrity parking spot in front of city hall? He chose the obvious option: turn it into a park.

Seriously. Mayor Myrick posted a photo on Facebook recently showing a lovely little social gathering around plants, benches, and tree stumps in the former parking stall. If this isn’t heart-warming and worthy of a round of applause, I’m not sure what is. Consider an official company visit to Ithaca as in the works, Mr. Mayor!