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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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Kathy Reilly Triangle

Ft. Hamilton Pkwy., 7 Ave., Bayridge Pkwy.

Brooklyn

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

This square honors Brooklyn resident Harold P. McDonald (1898-1934). Private McDonald served in the United States Field Artillery during World War I in France. His comrades reported that McDonald was one of the most popular men in his company. Although wounded in action, in 1919 he returned to the United States in relatively good health. Together with a number of other veterans he knew during World War I, McDonald joined the Kings County Lighting Company.

Eventually, McDonald rose to the position of Advertising Manager of the firm. The men subsequently formed American Legion Post 261. McDonald’s clever mind and winning personality made him exceptionally well liked. In 1934 McDonald developed a duodenal ulcer, had a gastrectomy (removal of portions of the lower stomach and upper small intestine) at St. Mary’s hospital, and died shortly thereafter of post-operative shock.

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    Kathy Reilly Triangle Weather

    • Tue
      Heavy Snow
      28°F
    • Wed
      Decreasing Clouds
      26°F
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
      30°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      35°F

    7-day forecast

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