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Hattie Carthan Playground

Monroe St. to Madison St. between Marcy Ave. and Tompkins Ave.

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 to honor Hattie Carthan (1900–1984), a Bedford-Stuyvesant resident who always had an interest in trees, but whose environmental conservation efforts stemmed from watching the natural environment in her neighborhood deteriorate. When she moved into her home on Vernon Avenue, the street was lined with trees; by 1964 only three remained. Mrs. Carthan began replanting trees in the neighborhood and, in the process, helped create the Bedford-Stuyvesant Neighborhood Tree Corps as well as the Green Guerillas, a group that worked to beautify the city by planting seeds in abandoned lots.

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Hattie Carthan Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Scattered Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    59°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    59°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    62°F

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