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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks are currently closed, effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers.

NYC Parks will be evaluating city parks this morning. We expect to open them this afternoon and will be able to make that decision later this morning.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Matthews - Palmer Playground

W. 45 St. bet.ween 9 Ave. and 10 Ave.

Manhattan

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

Social worker May Mathews (1887-1974) labored tirelessly for many years on behalf of the residents of the Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan. Born in Paterson, New Jersey, she was graduated from Wellesley College in 1902. Mathews moved to New York City and divided her time between work at the Friendly House

settlement in Brooklyn and studies at the New York School of Philanthropy (now Columbia School of Social Work), where she earned a certificate in 1904. She came to live at Hartley House, a settlement house on West 46th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues, in 1903. Hartley House celebrated its 100th year of social service in 1997.

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Matthews - Palmer Playground

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Matthews - Palmer Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    29°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

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