Grand Army Plaza
The Daily Plant : Tuesday, October 23, 2001
FINAL SCORES OF THE 2001 SOFTBALL SEASON
It’s time to recap the second half of Parks’ softball season, so if you weren’t following your favorite Parkies and their bid for Fall Ball at Shea, here is your chance to catch up. At the end of the regular season, this is where things stood:
- Bronx, 8-0
- Queens 7-1
- Central Park 6-2
- Manhattan 5-3
- UPS 5-3
- Brooklyn 5-3
- Zoo Garage 1-7
- Arsenal 1-7
In round one of Fall Ball, the Bronx beat the Arsenal, Queens beat the Zoo, Central Park beat Brooklyn and Manhattan beat UPS as all top seeded teams advanced. In the second round Central Park squared off against Queens, walking away with a 9-2 win and a ticket to the finals. Manhattan handed the Bronx their first loss of the season with a 20-14 win, earning the opportunity to play Central Park at Shea.
On October 10, 2001, Manhattan and Central Park faced off in Flushing in the final game of the season. Both teams played hard, but in the end Manhattan successfully defended their title and emerged as Season Seven Champs.
Past Champions are: 1995 Brooklyn; 1996 Brooklyn; 1997 Bronx; 1998 Manhattan; 1999 Bronx; 2000 Manhattan; and 2001 Manhattan. Congratulations to all who played and thanks to all the coordinators—it was a great season.
By Sarah (Cria) Coleman
CENTRAL PARK’S DAILY SKYSHOW IS AN URBAN STARFEST
Cities have a bad reputation for stargazing. People who move from the country to New York City often believe they have to give up the habit. But if you know what you’re looking for, and you put yourself in the right place at the right time, even an amateur can enjoy a bit of star study. Parks’ Urban Park Rangers and the Amateur Astronomers Association showed a crowd on the Sheep Meadow how it’s done on the evening of Saturday, October 20 at their annual Urban Starfest. The Astronomer’s Association taught visitors how to use telescopes and the Rangers staffed education stations, answering participants’ questions. Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern and Lynn Darsh, President of the Amateur Astronomer's Association, began the evening with brief reflections on how astronomy informs our daily lives.
RAPTOR LECTURES AT THE ARSENAL TONIGHT
Marc (Raptor) Matsil, Chief of the Natural Resources Group, will give a lecture in the Parks Library tonight, Tuesday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. titled The History of Natural History. Matsil will discuss the two-step approach to ecological restoration at Parks, guiding and gliding you through NRG's internationally acclaimed forest, wetland, and grassland restoration and acquisition programs. Please RSVP by calling 212-360-8240.
By Kate (Chama) Clark
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Tuesday, October 25, 1988)
MONUMENTAL RESTORATION LAUNCHED
AT MANHATTAN’S GRAND ARMY PLAZA
Every fall, hundreds of species of birds—from raptors to ravens—are sighted over New York City. But never has a statue of a Goddess been viewed hovering over a city park—until yesterday morning, that is.
That’s when Pomona, the 1,500 pound Goddess of Abundance who (used to) reign over the Pulitzer Fountain, was seen dangling mid-air over Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, as strains of "Up, Up and Away" wafted through the air.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face."
Directions to Grand Army Plaza
- Celebrate Presidents’ Day In New York City Parks
- MEMORIALS, TREES, AND PROSPECT PARK
- RESTORING SHEEN TO A PHYSICIAN NAMED SKENE