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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

  • Sat
    Showers Likely
    75°F
  • Sun
    Chance Showers
    81°F
  • Mon
    Chance Thunderstorms
    79°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    85°F

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