Five-year-old Anna Dale enjoys cruising around the newly paved basketball court on her scooter and crawling through glimmering new monkey bars, but the fountains are her favorite part of the recently reopened Playground 123.
Department Of Parks
Saturday’s ceremony included the first tours of the house, live colonial-era and Caribbean music, and living history displays with a blacksmith, a weaver, and a chocolate maker. One re-enactor portrayed Alexander Hamilton himself and arrived in a horse-drawn carriage to present the National Park Service with the key to his home.
Activists say they are relieved the gardens are currently off the chopping block, but are still very concerned about the future.
The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation recently drafted a proposal to enclose Central Park’s outdoor tennis courts with bubble-like structures this winter, but local opponents say that the change could be aesthetically and environmentally damaging.
While the Core Curriculum encourages Columbia students to become intelligent citizens in today’s complex and changing world, it is often too easy to forget the city to which we owe this intelligent citizenship.
Dec 5, 1:11am
It’s late. You’re most likely up, ruminating over the semester’s end that is whirling towards you like the Star Wars opening credits. Here’s some of the best, worst, and weirdest... Read More
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