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July 12, 1992: Summer fun in the pool of Hamilton Fish Park on the Lower East Side, which had recently reopened. “Surely stories like this happen only on sappy television dramas: an abandoned park, long lorded over by drug pushers, is transformed into a scene of mothers and children, of trees, open space and sun sparkling on blue water,” wrote The Times. “It is not an elixir for every urban ill,” the story, an architecture review, went on. “But it’s a powerful tonic against despair.” Photo: Ángel Franco/The New York Time"