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John Hancock Playground

Bedford Ave., Hancock St., Jefferson Ave.

Brooklyn

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

John Hancock (1737-1793) is best known as the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776. His signature was so grand and bold that “to give your John Hancock,” has entered the vernacular as a phrase for signing one’s name.

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Directions to John Hancock Playground

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John Hancock Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    59°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    56°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    55°F
  • Sun
    Partly Sunny
    49°F

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