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Harry Chapin Playground
There's another Brooklyn Heights playground named after a musician who died far too young. Harry Chapin (1942-1981) grew up in Brooklyn Heights and played at this playground as a boy, much in the same way that Adam Yauch played in the playground that now bears his name. While musically the two men couldn't have been more different (I mean, we're talking about the difference between "Sabotage" and "Cat's in the Cradle" here) they were both Brooklynites whose interests were global. Chapin worked tirelessly for a variety of environmental and political causes, most notably Jimmy Carter's Commission to End World Hunger. After Chapin was killed in a car accident, he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Harry Chapin Playground; Columbia Hts. at Middagh St., Brooklyn Heights