Roger P. Lang Dies at 64
Roger Lang died last Monday after a brief bout with lung cancer. Roger was the Director of Community Programs and Services at the New York Landmarks Conservancy, which really meant that he was the voice and public conscience for the group. Roger was also an ardent supporter of many of our neighborhood preservation causes, most importantly the restoration and reopening of McCarren Park Pool (an issue I first heard him speak about 15 years ago). The pool is finally being restored, though Roger will not see it. He was also instrumental in the designation of the Austin, Nichols & Company Warehouse.
In other words, he was a good friend of our good causes. And a good friend.