Singers, Statesmen, and Saints

Singers, statesmen, and saints, among others, have left their mark on the Brooklyn landscape in the form of parks and playgrounds bearing their names. It’s a great tribute to a person to give his name to a public space. What better way is there to keep the name if not the sprit of a person alive than by turning it into something concrete and functional?

Whenever I pass by Harry Chapin Playground in Brooklyn Heights, nestled between the BQE and some charming houses with lush, sun-dappled yards, I can’t get his signature tunes, “Cat’s in the Cradle” and “Taxi,” out of my head.

1 comment:

  1. Adam,

    "little boy blue and the man in the moon"

    "she was going to be an actress and I was going to be an astronaut"

    Yeah...that is "REAL COLLECTIVE MEMORY" which is deep in even the most "jaded" of us.