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Luther Gulick Playground

Columbia St, Delancey St and Bialystoker Pl

Manhattan

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

Luther Halsey Gulick, III (1865-1918) was an educator, reformer, and community leader who is best remembered as the “Godfather of Basketball.” As a physical education director at the Springfield, Massachusetts Young Men’s Christian Association, he challenged colleague James Naismith in the autumn of 1891 to concoct a game that could be played indoors during the winter months. On December 21 of that year, Naismith presented Gulick with a soccer ball and two peach baskets, and the game of basketball was born. In 1959, Gulick was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his role as a “contributor” to the sport.

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Luther Gulick Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Snow
    26°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    24°F
  • Wed
    Blustery
    28°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    33°F

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