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Coleman Playground

Cherry St, Pike St, Monroe St

Manhattan

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

Bounded by Cherry, Pike, and Monroe Streets, Coleman Square Playground lies on the border between Chinatown and the Lower East Side. It is named in honor of U.S. Army Corporal Joseph Francis Coleman (d. 1919), son of Thomas Coleman and Mary Hurley. Before World War I, the Coleman family resided on nearby Madison Street. Coleman fought in France as a member of the 321st Field Artillery, the 82nd Division of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). He died on June 16, 1919 at Base Hospital in Hoboken, New Jersey, after contracting tuberculosis in the trenches. Exactly six months after Coleman’s death, the Board of Alderman named this playground in tribute to him.

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Directions to Coleman Playground

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Coleman Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    44°F
  • Tue
    Chance Rain
    52°F
  • Wed
    Heavy Rain
    59°F
  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    52°F

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