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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.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Fruit Street Sitting Area

Columbia Heights and Orange St. To Cranberry St.


Directions via Google Maps

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

This small park which connects Columbia Heights to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade was named for of its proximity to Orange, Cranberry, and Pineapple Streets, which were in turn named by neighborhood resident Lady Middagh. Prior to her nomenclatures the streets were named for the aristocratic families of the neighborhood. She found this pretentious and so removed the street signs and put up those of her own fruity design. Eventually, the City made her choices official, but ironically, named a street after her own family, which remains today.

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Directions to Fruit Street Sitting Area

    Fruit Street Sitting Area Weather

    • Wed
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
    • Sat

    7-day forecast

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