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Hunts Point Playground

Spofford Av bet. Faile St and Hunts Point Av

Bronx

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

Hunts Point playground, located in the neighborhood of the same name in the southwest Bronx, is named for Thomas Hunt, one of the first settlers to occupy the area in the 1670s. One can easily observe the point, protruding out into the East River, on any map of the Bronx. In 1874, New York City, which at the time included only Manhattan, began to annex sections of the Bronx. Hunts Point, originally part of West Farms in what was then lower Westchester County, became the newest part of New York City. The area underwent significant growth and development after the IRT subway line to Manhattan was built in 1904. Hunts Point is famous for the Hunts Point Terminal Market, the largest produce market in the United States.

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Hunts Point Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    57°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    55°F
  • Sun
    Partly Sunny
    48°F

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