J. Hood Wright Park
W. 173 St. bet. Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave.
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Located between 173rd and 176th Streets, from Fort Washington Avenue to Haven Avenue, J. Hood Wright Park is named for the former owner of the site. Wright (1836-1894), a wealthy banker and financier from Philadelphia, lived in a mansion at 175th Street and Haven Avenue. He made large anonymous contributions to what is now the Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library. A plaque at the branch entrance honors Wright for his role in changing the status of the library from a subscription library to a free library in 1883. He also was instrumental in the founding of a hospital in New York’s Manhattanville neighborhood.
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J. Hood Wright Recreation Center
On Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. the multi-purpose room is closed for pool playing, because a special event is taking place. For more information, please call the center at (212) 927-1563.
Anticipated Completion: 12/20/2014
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