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Doris C. Freedman Plaza Plaque map_it

  • Location: Scholars Gate
  • Description: Plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: 1'4" x 1'9"
  • Cast: ca. 1981
  • Dedicated: ca. 1981
  • Fabricator: Precision Engraving
  • Donor: Susan Freedman
  • Inscription: DORIS C. FREEDMAN PLAZA / THIS PLAZA IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY AND VISION OF / DORIS CHANIN FREEDMAN (1928-1981). AS DIRECTOR OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS / FOR NEW YORK CITY, PRESIDENT OF CITY WALLS, THE MUNICIPAL ART SOCIETY / AND THE PUBLIC ART FUND, SHE WAS A CHAMPION FOR THE ARTS, FOR ARTISTS, / AND FOR THE RIGHT OF THE PUBLIC TO ENJOY ART IN THEIR DAILY LIVES. / THANKS TO DORIS FREEDMAN, ARTISTS WERE ALLOWED TO RESIDE LEGALLY IN / THEIR SOHO STUDIOS. THROUGH HER EFFORTS, NEW YORK CITY / INTRODUCED / PERCENT FOR ART LEGISLATION REQUIRING CIVIC CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS / TO SPEND A PORTION OF THEIR BUDGETS ON ART. AS A PIONEER IN THE / FIELD OF PUBLIC ART, DORIS FREEDMAN LABORED TIRELESSLY TO ENLIVEN / AND HUMANIZE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT. / THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ARE THE BENEFICIARIES OF HER VISION.

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Lasker Rink is closed due to a refrigeration malfunction. Parks is trying to repair the rink's concrete slab and valves to identify and fix the source of the leak, in the hope of reopening the rink to the public later this season. In the meantime, the Trump Organization along with NYC Parks will work with the community and other area rinks to try to accommodate hockey and skating groups who call Lasker Rink home. Refunds will also be issued to any organizations who reserved and paid for use of the rink during the time that it will be closed.

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