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American Playground

Franklin St. bet. Milton St. and Noble St.

Brooklyn

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

American Playground is named for the American Manufacturing Company, the second-largest industrial employer in Brooklyn in the early 20th century, and the original owner of this plot of land. Founded in 1890, the American Manufacturing Company produced rope and bagging. According to an article that appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle on April 19, 1919, it was the “largest cordage concern in the world.” The company occupied a five-block complex along Franklin Street, and its buildings still stand adjacent to the park.

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American Playground Weather

  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    82°F
  • Thu
    Slight Chc Thunderstorms
    80°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Showers
    78°F
  • Sat
    Partly Sunny
    75°F

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