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Thousands of American flags and Boston residents on Boston Common during Memorial Day weekend. (Brian Herzog/Flickr)
Thousands of American flags and Boston residents on Boston Common during Memorial Day weekend. (Brian Herzog/Flickr)

The man who converted New York's Bryant Park from an open-air drug market to one of the nation's hottest public spaces is in Boston today, showing the city how it can use corporate sponsorship to spruce up Boston Common. But some people think the nation's oldest public park needs to remain public, in every respect. We hear from both sides.

Guests:

  • Henry Lee, president, Friends of the Public Garden
  • Mike Ross, president, Boston City Council
  • Shirley Kressel, co-founder, Alliance for Boston Neighborhoods

This program aired on October 6, 2010.

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