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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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James Madison Plaza

Pearl St., Madison St. and St James Pl.

Manhattan

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

James Madison Plaza takes its name from the combination of the two street names that bound it, St. James Place and Madison Street. St. James Place is named for nearby St. James Roman Catholic Church, located on Oliver Street. Madison Street was originally known as Bancker Street, after a son-in-law of the noted philanthropist Henry Rutgers (1745-1830). In 1826, after the Banckers asked that their family name be withdrawn from the street, the City of New York renamed the thoroughfare Madison Street in honor of the fourth President of the United States, James Madison (1751-1836).

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    James Madison Plaza Weather

    • Tue
      Light Snow
      26°F
    • Wed
      Blowing Snow
      30°F
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
      29°F
    • Fri
      Chance Flurries
      34°F

    7-day forecast

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