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Alfred E. Smith Playground

Catherine Slip, Madison St. and South St.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The greatest privilege that can come to any man
is to give himself to the nation which reared him.

-Alfred E. Smith, Governor

Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944) was a great figure in New York State, New York City, and the Lower East Side. A son of Irish immigrants, Smith dropped out of St. James Parochial School to help support his family. However, his lack of formal education did not hinder Smith from becoming a renowned New York legislator and executive.

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Recreation CentersAlfred E. Smith Recreation Center

The gymnasium at Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center is closed in order to be repainted. It is expected to reopen shortly. Please call the center at (212) 285-0301 for more information.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

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Alfred E. Smith Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    60°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    67°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    64°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    56°F

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