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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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Lozada Playground

E 135 St bet. Alexander Av and Willis Av


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

This playground is located on the north side of East 135th Street between Alexander and Willis Avenues in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The site was acquired in 1938 and constructed in 1939. On November 21, 1987 the playground was named for Private Carlos J. Lozada, and rededicated after major capital improvements in 1995.

The Mott Haven neighborhood is named for Jordan L. Mott, who ran an industrial complex, west of Third Avenue. Mott showed early promise as an inventor; at the age of fifteen, he invented a tape weaving machine. He received more than fifty patents, the most important of which was a patent for an anthracite coal burning stove. Mott’s Iron Works cast many of the manhole covers used throughout the Bronx, as well as the wrought-iron bridges in Central Park. Products of Mott’s foundry can be found around the world, from California to Turkey and from Japan to South America.

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