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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.

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Cleopatra Playground

Anthony Av bet. Prospect Pl and Ittner Pl


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

The connection between this Bronx park and the celebrated queen Cleopatra of Egypt (69-30BC) may not be self-evident. The site was previously known as Anthony Avenue Park, after the avenue that bounds it on one side. Anthony Avenue itself takes its name from a prominent Bronx family. The avenue’s name, however, also sparked the imagination of Commissioner Stern. On April 8, 1997, he renamed the playground after Anthony’s ancient namesake, Marc Antony, famous for his ill-fated love affair with the beautiful, charming, and highly cultivated Cleopatra.

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Cleopatra Playground Weather

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    Chance Light Snow
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