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Doris C. Freedman Plaza Plaque

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  • 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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Raccoons in Central Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. Keep your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2018

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