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Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park

Diedre Murphy, Cycling

 

2000 Olympics

 
Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2007
1. Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park Marker
Inscription. "At the age of six, I started cycling in Stuyvesant Park. I couldn't have ever dreamed where cycling would later take me in life. At the late-for-competition age of 33, I started competing at local races in Central Park, challenging myself to do better and better. Nine years and countless laps of Central Park later, I competed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. With my days of competition behind me, I ride for fun and coach cycling in New York City parks, still my favorite venues for cycling."
 
Erected by New York City Sports Commission.
 
Location. 40° 44.015′ N, 73° 59.005′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Second Avenue. Click for map. The marker is near the fountain in the western side of Stuyvesant Square Park, bordered by East 15th & East 17th Streets, Second Avenue and Rutherford Place.. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10003, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pvt. Moses Miller (within shouting distance of this marker); Antonin Dvořk plaque and statue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Famous Czech Composer (about 300
Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July 2011
2. Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park Marker
The marker is visible on the lamppost to the left of the statue of Peter Stuyvesant.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutherford Medical (about 400 feet away); William Penn Carriage Block and Hitching Post (about 500 feet away); Petrus Stuyvesant's Pear Tree (approx. mile away); Elihu Root (approx. mile away); Lincoln Kirstein (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Manhattan.
 
Regarding Park Dreams, Stuyvesant Park. This was part of the publicity campaign for the failed attempt by New York City to be the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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