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Arsenal Landmark Plaque map_it

  • Location: The Arsenal, east fa├žade, left of basement entrance
  • Description: Plaque and small circular medallion
  • Materials: Aluminum
  • Dimensions: Plaque H: 1'3" W: 1'11"; Medallion Diameter: 6"
  • Cast: 1958
  • Dedicated: 1958
  • Donor: The New York Community Trust
  • Inscription: 1) Plaque: LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK / THE ARSENAL / THIS BUILDING, DESIGNED BY MARTIN E. THOMPSON, / WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS / AN ARSENAL IN 1848 BEFORE THE ESTABLISHMENT / OF CENTRAL PARK. SINCE IT WAS ACQUIRED BY THE / CITY IN 1857 IT HAS SERVED AT VARIOUS TIMES AS THE / FIRST HOME OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL / HISTORY, PARK HEADQUARTERS FOR MANHATTAN AND / RICHMOND, A POLICE STATION AND A WEATHER / OBSERVATORY. IN 1934 IT BECAME THE HEADQUARTERS / OF THE CITY'S UNITED PARK SYSTEM /---/ PLAQUE ERECTED 1958 BY / THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST /

    2) Medallion: DESIGNATED LANDMARK / NEW YORK CITY / LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION / PARKS RECREATION AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS [seal of the City of New York in center] /

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The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Troilus and Cressida will contain effects including the use of loud sounds, blank gunshots, and simulated explosions. The production will run nightly through August 14 at the Delacorte Theater (located mid-park at 80th Street on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn). Please visit the Public Theater's website for more information about the show and its special effects.
Anticipated Completion: 08/14/2016

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