Last week, Melissa joined friends and supporters of Alberto Arroyo, a well-known jogger who has been called the “Mayor of Central Park,” in honoring his contributions to our city.
The Park’s reservoir, where Mr. Arroyo once jogged regularly, will soon feature a bronze plaque that will immortalize his presence at the track for generations to come.
Sadly, Mr. Arroyo, who is now 93 years old, is in frail health after suffering a stroke that ended decades of jogging.
Mr. Arroyo’s dedication to jogging has been a source of inspiration for many New York City joggers and runners, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who used to jog with him around the reservoir.
Here is a short video of Mr. Arroyo, filmed in 2002: