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Clement Clarke Moore Park

W. 22 St. and 10 Ave.

Manhattan

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

Scholar and poet Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) is the namesake of two New York City parks, each located on land previously owned by his family. The first is a playground in Newtown, Queens, known as the Clement Clarke Moore Homestead, because it was the site of the estate acquired by Clement’s great-great-grandfather, Captain Samuel Moore, in 1652. The second is this playground, located on a former farm purchased by Clement’s grandfather, Captain Thomas Clarke, in 1750. A retired officer of the British Army, Captain Clarke named his property "Chelsea" in reference to London’s Royal Chelsea Hospital for old soldiers. His daughter and son-in-law extended the acreage to what is now 19th Street, Eighth Avenue, 24th Street, and the Hudson River.

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Clement Clarke Moore Park Weather

  • Sun
    Partly Sunny
    53°F
  • Mon
    Rain Likely
    69°F
  • Tue
    Breezy
    55°F
  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    42°F

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