Arrogance of the Battery Park Memorial. Cuomo rammed through the Essential Workers Monument without consulting the community. Plans call for a circle of 19 trees surrounding an eternal flame at Rockefeller Park in lower Manhattan. It would take valuable green space presently used for recreation. Residents are outraged that there were no public hearings or input. The furor prompted the Governor to make a concession, The memorial is now slated to be in a corner of the park instead of at its center. This is further evidence of King Andrew’s arbitrary rule. His one man edicts were law in New York for a year and a half. He imposed his will without considering those affected. The Imperial Governor acted like a TYRANT. Arrogance of the Memorial. May we NEVER AGAIN be subject to one man’s capricious whims.