Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem has new rules


By HarlemGal for HarlemCondoLife
Two weeks after it officially opened to the public, Harlem’s Frederick Douglass Circle has new rules. No biking, rollerblading or skateboarding are allowed on the gorgeous circle that is a pin wheel to 110th Street running east to west; and 8th Avenue running north and south. And there are signs hanging on several light posts that don the Circle to inform visitors of the these new rules.
On top of the new rules, there are assigned staff from the Central Park Conservancy, who guard the circle. I saw two patrolling around the Circle this past weekend!
These new rules, I believe, are partially due in part to some blog readers voicing their strong concern about safety and preservation of the Circle on this site. Maybe the dialogue that occurs on blogs around interesting topics can provoke change? What do you think?
If you have not visited the Frederick Douglass Circle yet, go see it. It’s a wondeful experience. Just take the B/C or 2/3 to 110th Street.

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4 Responses to Frederick Douglass Circle in Harlem has new rules

  1. Dave says:

    I’m hoping that fines will be imposed for offenders. The marble is already damaged in a number of places. At the very least, the skateboards should be taken away on the spot – redeemable by an appearance at the area police station and the paying of a fine by the parents of the under 18 and the paying of the fine by the over 18. ID’s should be checked and repeat offenses should be given harsher fines.

  2. harlemgal says:

    @Pete. We have not heard a peep. As soon as we do, we will pass along.

  3. Pete says:

    Any word yet on the (functional) status of the fountain?

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