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Coffey Park

Verona St. bet. Richard St. and Dwight St.

Brooklyn

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

Coffey Park, like nearby Coffey Street, is named for Michael J. Coffey (1839-1907), the former state senator, alderman, and district leader representing Red Hook. Coffey was born in 1839 in County Cork, Ireland, and then immigrated to the United States with his parents at the age of five. He went to school in Red Hook and soon began working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. When the Civil War began, Coffey joined the United States Navy. He served on the gunboat Monticello, and quickly earned the respect of his commanding officer. At the conclusion of the war, Coffey returned to Red Hook and became the Democratic district leader for Red Hook Point. The Red Hook district was locally known as “Coffeyville” by the end of his 39-year tenure as district leader.

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  • Coffey Park
  • Coffey Park Playground
  • Coffey Park

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Coffey Park Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    50°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    51°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    57°F

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