Seven weeks before the traditional date of Winter Walk, the Hudson Hall website is still sharing this message:
Please note: Walk Walk 2020 has yet to be confirmed due to ongoing concerns relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Given the enormous amount of work involved in planning and staging Winter Walk, not to mention the current rising number of COVID-19 infections, it seems unlikely that Winter Walk 2020 will happen. Yesterday, Gossips learned of another holiday disappointment.
At the Board of Estimate and Apportionment (BEA) yesterday, city treasurer Heather Campbell presented a request from the Department of Public Works for authorization to spend $3,000 to put the fairy lights in the trees along Warren Street this year. Because of the City's dire financial situation, the BEA--Mayor Kamal Johnson, Council president Tom DePietro, and Campbell--decided that only half that amount would be approved and just every other tree along Warren Street would be decorated with lights for the holidays and through the long, bleak months of winter.
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