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Dwyer Square

Northern Blvd., 34 Ave. bet. 47 St. and 48 St.


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

This small sitting park honors Private John J. Dwyer, a native of Queens who served and died in World War I. Dwyer grew up at 18 28th Street in Long Island City. He served as a Private First Class in Company M, 71st Infantry Regiment of the New York National Guard. Private Dwyer was killed in action on October 2, 1918, just 40 days before Armistice and the end of the war.

On June 26, 1917, two months after the United States entered World War I, the City of New York acquired the land now known as Dwyer Square by condemnation. It subsequently became parkland and the Board of Aldermen (predecessor of the City Council) named the square on June 14, 1932, “to pay tribute to the memory of one who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War.”

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    Dwyer Square Weather

    • Mon
      Light Snow
    • Tue
      Heavy Snow
    • Wed
      Mostly Sunny
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow

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