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Crack Is Wack Playground

Crack is Wack Playground earned its distinctive name after artist Keith Haring (1958-1990) painted the now-famous Crack Is Wack mural in 1986 on the handball court walls. The mural, done in Haring’s signature style of thick black outlines, bright colors and intermingling, cartoon-like bodies, was painted to send a serious anti-drug message to the community.

Cross Streets
E. 127 St., 2 Ave., and Harlem River Drive
Facilities

Baseball Fields, Basketball Courts, Handball Courts, Playgrounds