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Father Jerzy Popieluszko Monument
- Location: Father Jerzy Popieluszko Square, Bedford and Nassau Avenues
- Sculptor: Stanislaw Lutostanski
- Architect: M. Paul Friedberg & Partners
- Description: Bust emerging from a rough-hewn block, so it appears to be enshrouded up to the shoulders in a map of Poland, two plaques in pavement at front
- Materials: Barre gray granite
- Dimensions: H: 8' W: 3'6" L: 2'6"; Total weight: 14,450 lbs
- Cast: 1990
- Dedicated: October 21, 1990
- Donor: Polish American Congress, Downstate N.Y. Division
- Inscription: Plaque 1:
CONQUER EVIL WITH GOOD / JOHN PAUL II / IN MEMORY OF / FATHER JERZY POPIELUSZKO / 1947 - 1984 / PRIEST, / DEFENDER OF HIS COUNTRY / AND NATIONAL SOLIDARITY, / MARTYR FOR THE TRUTH, / BY THE HANDS OF COMMUNISTS / IN POLAND ON 19 OCTOBER 1984. / POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS / DOWNSTATE N.Y. DIVISION /
ZLO DOBREM ZWYCIEZAJ / JAN PAWEL II / KU PAMIECI / KS. JERZEGO POPIELUSZKI / 1947 - 1984 / KAPLANA / OBRONCY OJCZYZNY / BOHATERA PRAWDY / I NARODOWEJ SOLIDARNOSCI / ZAMORDOWANEGO OKRUTNIE PRZEZ KOMMUNISTOW. / W DN. 19 PAZDZIERNIKA 1984 R. / W HOLDZIE / KONGRES POLONII AMERYKANSKIEJ / NA DOLNA CZESC STANU NOWEGO YORKU /
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McCarren Play Center
New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.
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