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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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

Chiarantano Playground

Farragut Rd. between E. 45 St. and E. 46 St.


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

Anthony Chiarantano (1934-1974), husband and father of six, worked as a telephone company foreman for 18 years and played an active role in community affairs. He managed to get the City to provide funding to build a ball field on this block. In the summer of 1974, upon returning from a family vacation in a car he borrowed from a friend, two men robbed Chiarantano of the seven dollars he had and then murdered him. This playground is named for him.

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Chiarantano Playground Weather

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