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Gutenberg Playground

W. 49 St. bet.ween 9 Ave. and 10 Ave.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground is named in honor of Johann Gutenberg (c. 1397-1468), the German pioneer in the field of printing who is widely regarded as the European inventor of movable type. The Chinese are credited with the invention of printing type--a block of wood, metal, or other material bearing a raised letter or character on one end, that, when inked and pressed upon paper, leaves a printed impression. Movable metal type was used in Korea as early as 1403; however, it was Gutenberg who developed this technology in Europe.

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Gutenberg Playground Weather

  • Sun
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    39°F
  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    44°F
  • Tue
    Chance Rain
    53°F
  • Wed
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