Morgan Monaco Recognized in Brooklyn Power 100
August 3, 2023
Notice a familiar face in the ranks of City & State’s 2023 Brooklyn Power 100 list? Prospect Park Alliance President and Park Administrator, Morgan Monaco has claimed a spot alongside Prospect Park Alliance Board Chair Iris Weinshall in the roundup of influential Brooklynites including community leaders, elected officials, cultural trailblazers and more.
“When Susan Donoghue left the Prospect Park Alliance to become New York City parks commissioner in February 2022, Iris Weinshall and the Alliance board looked to a longtime civil servant to run the 526-acre park. Morgan Monaco, Red Hook Initiative’s executive director, became the Alliance’s first Black leader. So far, Monaco has overseen a $40 million revitalization of the Vale, a redesign of the park’s interior loop to minimize conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists, and the renovation of Lefferts Historic House museum and an initiative to shift the museum’s focus to the indigenous and enslaved African people who lived and worked on the land.”