Alfred E. Smith Playground
Catherine Slip, Madison St. and South St.
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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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