Day 1208

Saul Weprin Playground

April 21st, 2015

Saul Weprin, a longtime State Assemblyman, was the last person to serve as Assembly speaker prior to the long and ultimately ill-fated reign of Sheldon Silver. Since Mr. Weprin's death in 1994, his Assembly seat has been held exclusively by his two younger sons: first Mark, then David. (David took over in 2010 after Mark took over David's seat on the City Council.)

Saul's namesake playground (formerly, but no longer, located in his eastern Queens Assembly district) features a difficult-to-decipher work of animal art. At first I thought it was a jockey riding a horse. But now I'm pretty sure it's a bird in flight. It could be a red-winged blackbird, but the reds and yellows are reversed. Any other theories?

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