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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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Eae J Mitchell Park

E 174 St bet. Bryant Av and Longfellow Av


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

Eae J. Mitchell Park is named for a community activist, Eae J. Mitchell. When fires devastated parts of the southeastern Bronx in the late 1970s, Mitchell volunteered to help rebuild many of the parks.

Mitchell was keenly interested in purchasing this lot on 174th Street, between Vyse Avenue and Boone Avenue, which at the time was essentially a dustbowl. The City sold it to Mitchell for a dollar. Over the next few years Mitchell created the park, clearing the area of trash, leveling the ground, erecting a fence around the park and maintaining it daily. When it was ready for community use, Mitchell arranged for the staging of plays, music shows, and cookouts for neighborhood residents.

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