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Jacob H. Schiff Playground

Amsterdam Ave. bet.ween W. 136 St. and W. 138 St.

Manhattan

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

This parkland honors philanthropist and financier Jacob H. Schiff (1847-1920). Born into a middle-class Jewish family in Frankfurt, Germany, Schiff emigrated to the United States in 1865. Soon after his arrival in New York City, he found success as a Wall Street investment banker. In 1875, Schiff joined the banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb and Company. As a partner in the firm, and later as its senior partner, Schiff helped Kuhn, Loeb and Company to become one of the most prominent investment companies in the world, second only to J. P. Morgan.

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Jacob H. Schiff Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    71°F
  • Thu
    Slight Chc Rain
    71°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    70°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    71°F

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