NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is naming a gate in Central Park in honor of the five men who, as teenagers, were wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a jogger and spent years in prison before being exonerated. The city’s Public Design Commission on Monday unanimously approved the plan to inscribe “Gate of the Exonerated” along a perimeter wall at the northern end of the park. Mayor Eric Adams called the approval “a moment of truth and reconciliation for New York City.” The so-called Central Park Five served six to 13 years in prison before their convictions were thrown out in 2002.
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