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The Other Cool New Playground; 'WTC Mosque' Vote Scheduled

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It's another Curbed Summer Friday '10! We're signing off early. Hugs.

SOUTH BRONX?The David Rockwell-designed Imagination Playground down near the Seaport grabbed all the headlines this week, but the South Bronx has a proud tradition of getting cool under-the-radar play areas (see: Concrete Plant Park). Check out Printers Park, a new playground at Aldus Street and Hoe Avenue with equipment modeled after a rotary printing press. It pays tribute to Richard March Hoe, who patented the world's first "lightning press" and owned the land in the 19th century. Who says print is dead? [CurbedWire Inbox]

FIDI?The Landmarks Preservation Commission has scheduled its vote on whether to grant landmark status to 45-47 Park Place?the site targeted for the controversial Park51 Islamic community center/mosque?for Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. Shouty sign-wavers and the media should report to the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University at that time. [CurbedWire Inbox]

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