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In Memory

We wanted to share the New York Times obituary for Christiane Collins one of the community activists who fought successfully against Columbia's attempt to build a gym in Morningside Park in 1968.

Park History

The City received jurisdiction over the 30-acres property in 1870 and began constructing the park in 1883. The original plans for the park were drawn up by renowned park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux.