Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us Matt Mulliean, Untitled https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/matt-mulliean-untitled https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/matt-mulliean-untitled 2024-07-11 17:07:22.529285 Matt Mulliean, Untitled Matt Mulliean, Untitled

Matt Mulliean Untitled, 1989 Etched granite Overall dimensions 68 feet by 8 feet The images of this monumental mural chronicle the history of the site bounded by 19th and 50th streets and Eighth and Ninth avenues, From its earliest period of plants, trees, and wild animals to its present incarnation as a densely built environment with an active street life. Etched by Carved Glass by Shefts Commissioned by the Metropolitan/Transportation Authority Arts for Transit - Percent for Art Program Sponsored by. New York Communications Center Associates Submitted by @lampbane

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Juan Alonso Community Garden & Parks https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/juan-alonso-community-garden-parks https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/juan-alonso-community-garden-parks 2024-07-11 17:07:16.194758 Juan Alonso Community Garden & Parks Juan Alonso Community Garden & Parks

Hell's Kitchen JUAN ALONSO COMMUNITY GARDEN & PARKS JUAN ALONSO COMMUNITY GARDEN is dedicated to the memory of Juan Alonso, a long time resident and devoted community gardener, who spent countless hours working in this garden. In 1993, at 565 West 52nd St., a vacant lot full of debris was transformed into a community garden by the work of many volunteers from the Clinton/Hell's Kitchen community. The garden was closed in 2000 to allow for renovation of the adjacent affordable housing development. The Juan Alonso Community Garden has been developed and maintained by Clinton Housing Development Company & the 11th Avenue Tenants Housing Development Fund Corp. All Key Park are accessed using the same HKNY Park KEY KEYS are available from Manhattan Community Board 4 for $4 Call (212) 736-4536 to arrange a time to pick up a key from 424 W33rd St., Ste. 580 Visit elintonhousing.org or 213.967.1644 for more information Submitted by @lampbane

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Around This Mount https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/around-this-mount https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/around-this-mount 2024-07-11 17:07:06.670274 Around This Mount Around This Mount

Around This Mount 145 St <--------------------------> 141 St Submitted by @lampbane

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Masonic Hall https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/masonic-hall https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/masonic-hall 2024-07-11 17:06:51.505820 Masonic Hall Masonic Hall

MASONIC HALL On this location stood the original Masonic Hall that was home to the Grand Lodge of New York. Built in 1875 by the Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund.

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Science, Industry and Business Library https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/science-industry-and-business-library https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/science-industry-and-business-library 2024-07-11 17:06:30.162444 Science, Industry and Business Library Science, Industry and Business Library

The New York Public Library gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Lewis B. & Dorothy Cullman Catherine & Donald B. Marron in honor of Timothy S. Healy Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Felix & Elizabeth Rohatyn Richard B. Salomon and the many donors- public, corporate, and private- whose vision, dedication, and commitment helped to establish the Science, Industry and Business Library in 1996 at 188 Madison Avenue. Submitted by @lampbane

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Thomas Yoseloff https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/thomas-yoseloff https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/thomas-yoseloff 2024-07-11 17:06:23.876188 Thomas Yoseloff Thomas Yoseloff

Thomas Yoseloff Thomas Yoseloff (1913-2007) was a noted publisher, author, journalist, and scholar. Born in lowa, he came to New York City in 1935 to seek his fortune and began a nearly 70-year career in book publishing. He quickly became the owner or founder of several trade imprints in the United States and Great Britain, including A.S. Barnes and Company and the Golden Cockerel Press, earning the nickname "the Boy Wonder of publishing." Yoseloff published a distinguished list of titles in history, art, literature, sports, and Judaica. Later in life, he started Associated University Presses, a consortium of small- and medium-sized scholarly presses that resulted in the publication of more than 4,000 titles. Submitted by @lampbane

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Brooklyn Public Library East Branch https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/brooklyn-public-library-east-branch https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/brooklyn-public-library-east-branch 2024-07-11 17:06:19.098462 Brooklyn Public Library East Branch Brooklyn Public Library East Branch

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY EAST BRANCH GIFT OF ANDREW CARNEGIE TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK AD1904 CARNEGIE FUND COMMITTEE DAVID A. BOODY DANIEL WAMEVILLIAMS P.ROSS APPLETON JOHN W.DEVOY CHIEF LIBRARIAN FRANK.P. HILL ARCHITECTS WALKER & MORRIS Submitted by @lampbane

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Brooklyn Public Library Irving Branch https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/brooklyn-public-library-irving-branch https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/brooklyn-public-library-irving-branch 2024-07-11 17:06:14.153508 Brooklyn Public Library Irving Branch Brooklyn Public Library Irving Branch

BROOKLYN PUBLIC-LIBRARY IRVING BRANCH GIFT OF ANDREW CARNEGIE TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK A. D. 1923 CARNEGIE FUND COMMITTEE DAVID A. BOODY DANIEL W. MOWILLIAMS JOHN W. DEVO╬ą R. ROSS APPLETON LIBRARIAN FRANK P. HILL ARCHITECT EDWARD L. TILTON Submitted by @lampbane

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P.I.C.T.U.R.E.S. https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/p-i-c-t-u-r-e-s https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/p-i-c-t-u-r-e-s 2024-07-11 17:06:09.969066 P.I.C.T.U.R.E.S. P.I.C.T.U.R.E.S.

LEAD ARTIST: ESTEBAN DEL VALLE ASSISTANT ARTIST: JOSE DE JESUS RODRIGUEZ YOUTH ASSISTANT ARTIST: FABIO GOMEZ YOUTH ARTIST: KAMAL ABDELRAHMAN, GUSTAVO BAHENA, ELIJAH BARRINGTON, GENESIS BARRINGTON, CHRISTOPHER CARABELLO, SHANE DANIELY, JESUS FABIAN, QUAMEL GREENE, SHINEAR LOWE, RUHSHAUN MARSHALL. JAHMARLE MATTIS, JONATHAN NEEDHAM, JONATHAN SANTIAGO, NICHOLAS SUTTON, AND ANTHONY WARFIELD. WALL PARTNER: FOOD BAZAAR SUPERMARKET GROUNDSWELL IN COLLABORATION WITH STRONGER TOGETHER BROWNSVILLE WWW.GROUNDSWELLMURAL.ORG BROWNSVILLE STRONGER TOGETHER IG:@ANTIVIOLENCEPROJECT THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS EXPLOITING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE FOR PROFIT, CONDITIONING THIER DAILY LIVES. WE WANT TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE AND RAISE AWARENESS, TO CHANGE THEIR STATE OF MIND AND SHOW THEM THEY ARE POWERFUL THINKERS AND THEY ARE BORN FREE P.I.C.T.U.R.E.S PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: TYRANNY UNDERMINING RIGHTS. EDUCATION AND SOCIETY IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH FUNDS FROM THE CENTER FOR COURT INNOVATION AND THE BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY JUSTICE CENTER THROUGH THE FUND FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IS PROVIDED BY THE CHARLES LAWRENCE KIETH AND CLARA MILLER FOUNDATION, DAVID ROCKERFELLER FUND AND M DEDALUS FUND. MATOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR GROUNDSWELL'S 2014 SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (SLI) IS CONTRIBUTED BY ALTMAN FOUNDATION, BROOKLYN NETS, CATS KILL WATERSHED CORPORATION, EILEEN FISHER, ETHEL AND W. GEORGE KENNEDY FAMILY FOUNDATION, GREENPOINT COMMUNITY ENVIROMENTAL FUND, IRENE B. WOLT LIFETIME, LAMBENT FOUNDATION, M&T BANK, PINKERTON FOUNDATION. VARIETY THE CHILDREN'S CHARITY, AND WILLIAM RANDOLF HEARST FOUNDATIONS, IN ADDITION TO NUMEROUS INDIVIDUALS. SLI IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS ADMINISTERED BY THE NATIONAL ENDOUNENT OF THE ARTS NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTVELOPMENT CONSERVATION NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AND SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM, NEW YORK GITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUGATION. NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL OF THE ARTS, AND NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY. GROUNDSWELL IS GRATEFUL TO THE OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE GROUNDVELLENERALRADEFFICE STOFFICE OF OF BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT, NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER JOSEPH LENTOL PAND NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERSBRA BRAD LANDER STEVEN LEVIN, CARLOS MENCHACA, AND SPEAKER MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO SPECIAL THANKS TO: COLGATE SCAFFOLDING. MOTT HALL BRIDGES ACADEMY, ANGIE DORVILLE, CHRIS SORIA. CHEYANNE EPPES KAYLA QUAN AND ALL THOSE WHO HELPED ON COMMUNITY PAINTING DAY Submitted by @lampbane

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Van Dyke Playground https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/van-dyke-playground https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/van-dyke-playground 2024-07-11 17:05:52.228599 Van Dyke Playground Van Dyke Playground

VAN DYKE PLAYGROUND 1.398 ACRE This playground honors the Van Dyke family, who were among the earliest Dutch settlers of 17th century Brooklyn. Successive generations of the Van Dyck (the original Dutch spelling) family produced magistrates, judges, and landowners who held significant influence in the newly born towns of Brooklyn. Jan Thomasse Van Dyck emigrated from Amsterdam in 1652 and settled in the town of New Utrecht. Governor Colve of New Utrecht (one of the six original towns that make up present-day Brooklyn) appointed him as a magistrate in 1673. Descendant Hendrick Janse Van Dyck (b. 1653) also resided in New Utrecht. He played a central role in fighting against the rebellious Leislerian faction, which had seized control of the Dutch colonies. Van Dyck persuaded the Dutch government to assist the colonies in breaking free from the rule of the revolutionary faction. Eventually, the King signed a warrant for the death of Jacob Leisler, the group's leader, and he was beheaded in 1691. NYC Parks acquired this property, located on Dumont Avenue and Powell Street, in 1957. In 1997 the playground was reconstructed with red and yellow play equipment with safety surfacing, a swing set, basketball courts lined with bleachers, handball courts, and a shower basin. Numerous London plane trees provide natural beauty and shade to the area. Submitted by @lampbane

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