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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.

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Harry Maze Playground

Ave. D, Ditmas Ave. bet. E. 56 St. and E. 57 St.

Brooklyn

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

This playground is named for Harry Maze (1902-1971), a lawyer and active Brooklyn politician who served the 23rd City Council district from 1966-1969.

During his tenure as a City Council Member, Maze sponsored a bill to build a tunnel from the base of Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, to Johnston Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. The plans, however, never came to fruition. In addition to his time serving on the City Council, Maze worked as an assistant district attorney for Kings County from 1947-1963. From 1963 to 1964 he worked as an assistant deputy comptroller, and served as law secretary to Comptroller (and later Mayor) Abraham D. Beame, until July 1971. During his life, Maze spent time as a secretary to a State Supreme Court Justice, presided over the Winthrop Community Club, was installed as vice-president of the Humanity Club, and sat on the Board of Trustees of the Congregation of Shaari Israel.

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Harry Maze Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    31°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    34°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    35°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    22°F

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