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Seventy Second Street Playground

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  • Location: 72nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • Architect: Richard Dattner
  • Description: Tablet recessed in concrete wall
  • Materials: Brass plate, etched letters
  • Dimensions: H: 10" W: 10"
  • Dedicated: 1970
  • Donor: Louis & Bessie Adler Foundation
  • Inscription: A GIFT OF THE / LOUIS & BESSIE ADLER FOUNDATION / JOHN V. LINDSAY / MAYOR / AUGUST HECKSCHER / COMMISSIONER OF PARKS / RICHARD DATTNER / ARCHITECT / 1970 /

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