4 thoughts on “In East Harlem, Another Milestone for the African Burial Ground Project

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  3. I’ve lived on 126 street for over 30 years and my family more. The coming of The African Burial Memorial is wonderful news. However the high rise buildings are not so welcoming. As a resident living across the street from the bus depot, I would love to see a playground sharing the space with the Memorial. Many years ago the park on 127 street ( with the CRACK IS WACK mural) use to be a playground with swings, climbers, picnic tables, a sandbox, handball and basketball courts. We use to play there as kids, that was our neighborhood park. That was all removed. What remains is the basketball courts. Some parts of the park was being used for storage of materials from DOT. Today the children on 126 street don’t have a playground nearby to play safely in. We need a playground sharing the space with the Memorial. A playground with bathrooms, swings, a climber, courts, picnic tables, tress, water fountains, a fountain. It would make the community look more surburban. The African Memorial and a playground would be a gift to our community.

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