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Mill Rock Park

East River Opp E. 96 St.

Manhattan

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

Mill Rock Island, originally two smaller islands, lies about 1,000 feet off the eastern edge of 96th Street, in the East River. In 1664, William Hallet bought the two islands, later named Great Mill Rock and Little Mill Rock, as well as a nearby point of land on the other side of the river (known as Hallet’s Point in present-day Astoria, Queens) from local Indians. He apparently never occupied the islands, and sometime between 1701 and 1707, John Marsh is believed to have built a tidal mill on one of them, which may explain how Mill Rock got its name.

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Mill Rock Park Weather

  • Wed
    Rain
    62°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    57°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chc Rain
    63°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    65°F

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