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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Asphalt Green

E. 90 St., York Ave., FDR Dr.


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

The City first mixed asphalt for its roads on this site in 1914. The modernist landmark that serves as this park’s namesake and centerpiece stands as the sole survivor of the former Municipal Asphalt Plant.

Ely Jacques Kahn and Robert A. Jacobs designed the plant and constructed it during World War II (1939-1945). Jacobs drew inspiration from the old airports outside Paris that he once passed while biking to work for French design innovator LeCorbusier in the mid 1930s. Reinforced concrete covers the parabola-shaped building’s 90-foot arches.

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Directions to Asphalt Green

  • Asphalt Green
  • Asphalt Green Playground
  • Asphalt Green Basketball Court


Asphalt Green Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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