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Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 
 
Doris C. Freedman Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 1, 2017
1. Doris C. Freedman Plaza Marker
Inscription.
This plaza is dedicated to the memory and vision of Doris Chanin Freedman (1928-1981). As director of Cultural Affairs for New York City, President of City Walls, The Municipal Art Society and the public Art Fund, she was a champion for the arts, for artists, and the right of the public to enjoy art in their daily lives.
Thanks to Doris Freeman, artists were allowed to reside legally in their SoHo studios. Through her efforts, New York City introduced Percent for Art Legislation, requiring civic construction projects to spend a portion of their budgets on art. As a pioneer in the field of public art, Doris Freedman labored tirelessly to enliven and humanize the urban environment.
The people of the City of New York are the beneficiaries of her vision.
 
Location. 40° 45.906′ N, 73° 58.369′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Grand Army Plaza near near East 60th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Park Rd, New York NY 10019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Metropolitan Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Lombard Lamp (within shouting distance of this marker); The Plaza Hotel
Doris C. Freedman Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 1, 2017
2. Doris C. Freedman Plaza
The opening beyond is the Scholars' Gate; the path is the Wein Walk, leading to the Central Park Zoo.
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Plaza Hotel (about 400 feet away); Hallett Nature Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt Lived Here (approx. 0.2 miles away); Simon Bolivar Statue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Artists' Gate (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWomen
 
"Desire Lines" image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 27, 2015
3. "Desire Lines"
One of the ever-changing displays from the Public Art Fund at the plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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