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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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Loreto Playground

Patrolman Alfred Loreto Tablet

  • Location: Tomlinson, Van Nest, and Haight Avenues; west side of brick fieldhouse
  • Description: Two plaques on west side of fieldhouse
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 15" W: 26"
  • Dedicated: July 21, 1985
  • Donor: City of New York
  • Inscription: Plaque 1:
    ERECTED BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK / IN MEMORY OF / PATROLMAN ALFRED LORETO / WHO DIED IN THE HEROIC PERFORMANCE / OF DUTY ON JULY 21, 1950 / GREATER LOVE THAN THIS NO MAN HATH, / THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS / ST. JOHN CHAPTER 15 / VERSE 13 /

    Plaque 2:
    IN CELEBRATION OF THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF / ALFRED LORETO PARK / AND IN HONOR OF SLAIN NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER / ALFRED LORETO / KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY, JULY 21, 1950 / AND / ALL OTHER SLAIN NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICERS. / JULY 21, 1985 / PRESENTED BY THE / 35TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE OF ALFRED LORETO PARK / CLIFF THIELEKE, CHAIRMAN /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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Loreto Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    30°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F
  • Sat
    Cold
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