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Irving and Estelle Levy Playground Gate map_it

  • Location: Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground, 5th Avenue and 79th Street
  • Sculptor: A. Walter Beretta
  • Architect: John Wilson
  • Description: Two-leaved gate ornamented with animal figures; mounted plaque
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Cast: 1957
  • Dedicated: 1958
  • Donor: Irving and Estelle Levy Foundation
  • Inscription: 1) original plaque: "THIS PLAYGROUND IS THE GIFT / OF THE / IRVING AND ESTELLE LEVY FOUNDATION / IN MEMORY OF IRVING LEVY / 1957"

    2) each replacement plaque, left leaf: "PAT HOFFMAN FRIEDMAN PLAYGROUND / A GIFT OF SAMUEL N. FRIEDMAN / 1990"

    3) each replacement plaque, right leaf: "THIS GATE COMMEMORATES / THE IRVING AND ESTELLE LEVY PLAYGROUND / A GIFT IN MEMORY OF IRVING LEVY IN / 1957"

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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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