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NYC Parks urges caution during the snow storm predicted for Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening. Heavy ice and snow can cause hazardous conditions in parks, including falling branches and treacherous frozen park paths. NYC Parks advises New Yorkers to avoid using parks until Wednesday morning, when we will provide an update on park conditions.

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

The son of Swedish immigrants, Jenkin Rylander Hockert (1894-1990) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He spent his childhood in Hartford, Connecticut and entered Valparaiso University in Indiana in 1909. There he completed the B.S. in August 1913 at the age of eighteen. In his autobiography, A Lifetime of Law, Hockert wrote that after teaching for six months at a country school in Campbell County, South Dakota, "I had decided that my true ambition was to be a lawyer." He entered Columbia Law School in 1914 and received the L.L.B. in 1917. Hockert immediately joined the Armed Forces and trained as a cadet for the Signal Corps, Aviation Division. During World War I, he served as a biplane pilot in the U.S. Army Air Force in France and Italy.

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Greenstreet Weather

  • Mon
    Snow
    27°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    24°F
  • Wed
    Blustery
    28°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    33°F

7-day forecast

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