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Irving and Estelle Levy Playground Gate map_it

  • Location: Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground, 5th Avenue and 79th Street
  • Sculptor: A. Walter Beretta
  • Architect: John Wilson
  • Description: Two-leaved gate ornamented with animal figures; mounted plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Cast: 1957
  • Dedicated: 1958
  • Donor: Irving and Estelle Levy Foundation
  • Inscription: 1) original plaque: "THIS PLAYGROUND IS THE GIFT / OF THE / IRVING AND ESTELLE LEVY FOUNDATION / IN MEMORY OF IRVING LEVY / 1957"

    2) each replacement plaque, left leaf: "PAT HOFFMAN FRIEDMAN PLAYGROUND / A GIFT OF SAMUEL N. FRIEDMAN / 1990"

    3) each replacement plaque, right leaf: "THIS GATE COMMEMORATES / THE IRVING AND ESTELLE LEVY PLAYGROUND / A GIFT IN MEMORY OF IRVING LEVY IN / 1957"

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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Ice Skating RinksLasker Rink (Temporarily Closed)

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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