Walter Nestler is dedicated to improving the overall quality of life in the 18th New York City Council District of the Bronx. As a third generation resident of Clason Point, Walter has been raised, educated and maintains his professional office within the 18th District. Through his work on Community Board 9 and other community initiatiatives, Walter is intimately familiar with the needs of this diverse community.
A product of neighborhood schools like P.S. 69, Holy Cross and Saint Raymond's High School, Walter went on to receive degrees in Environmental Studies and Landscape Architecture from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry as well as several credits towards a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Hunter College. Upon the completion of his education, Walter went to work for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation in 1978 as a Landscape Architect working on construction contract and design programs for the City's parks. In 1985 he opened the only professional Landscape Architecture firm in the Bronx, which to this day is still the only firm of its type located in the entire borough.
Professionally, the Office of Walter G. Nestler Landscape Architect P.C., has done design work for the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation, NYC Dept. of Sanitation, the Montefiore Hospital Campus and many residential projects throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Walter Nestler is a licensed professional landscape architect in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and has maintained membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for more than thirty years.
Walter's experience as a landscape architect, combined with his service as a member of Bronx Community Board 9 and experience with many neighborhood organizations has given Walter an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of City and State agencies as well as the knowledge to work with community organizations through activism to improve the quality of life for the people of this district.