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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Linnaeus Park

230 St. bet. 57 Ave. and 57 Rd.


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

Located on 230th Street between 57th Avenue and 57th Road, this playground honors the contributions of Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778). The scientific community recognizes Linnaeus as the founder of the binomial system of species classification, a method of assigning names to birds and animals. Linnaeus was born in South Rashult, Sweden, the son of a minister. At the age of eight, the budding scientist was nicknamed “the little botanist.” In 1727, he attended university at Lund to study medicine primarily because of the botany program. The following year, Linnaeus began attending classes at the university in Uppsala, which offered better facilities and a well-established community of botanists. By 1730, he had joined the faculty at Uppsala.

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Linnaeus Park Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries

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