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MAS President to Be Featured at Citizens Union Event

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MAS President Vin Cipolla will be the featured speaker at Citizens Union’s second annual Spring for Reform event, taking place on May 12. The event will honor Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby, co-founders of Brooklyn Flea, for their creativity in building such a successful forum for exchange that are strengthening New Yorkers’ spirit of community.

Cipolla said his remarks will focus on the importance of public space in New York and around the nation, and how endeavors like Brooklyn Flea have the power to galvanize communities and transform relationships.

“I am very pleased to join Citizens Union at this wonderful event, both to pay tribute to the co-founders of Brooklyn Flea and to talk about why public space plays such a significant role in civic life and livability,” he said.

Spring for Reform will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, at 14th Street. For more information and tickets, visit

Citizens Union is an independent, nonpartisan civic organization dedicated to promoting good government and advancing political reform in the City and State, serving as a watchdog for the common good, and an effective agent of change.

Brooklyn Flea was honored with a MAS Annual Award at the MAS Annual Meeting in July 2009.