Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe said the 40-year-old Flushing Meadows-Corona Park World's Fair Association, led by Chairman David Oats, had done nothing for the park."To my knowledge, the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park World's Fair Association has not raised funds or actively done anything to improve the park," Benepe said in a statement last Thursday. He contrasted that with a nonprofit organization led by Cooper, called Unisphere Inc.Forest Hills resident David Oats shot back with a 12-page history of his organization, detailing work he said it had accomplished over the past four decades."We could not let your comments go unanswered and the fact that you, as Parks commissioner, would directly attack a group of citizens who are only acting out of a love and passion for this park requires this response," wrote Oats and Greg Godfrey, the organization's president.
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