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Moore Homestead Playground

Broadway., 82 St., 45 Ave.

Queens

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

The long history of this site features colonial settlers, a tasty apple, a beloved children’s poem, subway construction, and a neighborhood playground. In the mid-1600s Captain Samuel Moore was granted eighty acres of land in the area to recognize the efforts of his father, Reverend John Moore (1620-1657), in arranging the purchase of Newtown from local Native Americans. Captain Moore built a house here in 1661, and the property was handed down from generation to generation of his descendants. During the Revolutionary War, the British General William Howe made his Long Island headquarters at the homestead. The site is also known as the birthplace of the famous "Newtown Pippin" apple.

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Moore Homestead Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Breezy
    38°F
  • Tue
    Chance Snow
    33°F
  • Wed
    Chance Rain
    44°F
  • Thu
    Chance Snow
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