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City Spaces No. 5 | by ROSS HONG KONG
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City Spaces No. 5

Isaiah Wall, United Nations Way, Manhattan, New York City

 

Ralph Bunche Park is a small municipal public park in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of New York City, at the northwest corner of First Avenue and 42nd Street.

 

The park is across First Avenue from the United Nations headquarters. (This stretch of First Avenue is also known as "United Nations Plaza".) In 1975 the northern wall was inscribed with the famous quotation from Isaiah 2:4: "They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." It is now known as the Isaiah Wall.

 

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Taken on June 21, 2010