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KatCarroll
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I remember the remnants of the fountain being there when I was a child, my mother used to take us to play there, the mothers could watch us play in what was the front central court without fear of one wondering off.  They wouldn’t let us near the fountain as it was derelict, filled with broken soda and beer bottles, clearly a teen-hang out drinking spot when the sun went down.  I think NYC fiscal crisis prevented necessary maintenance though clearly the front central court and fountain had fallen in to disrepair long before that fiscal crisis.