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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.

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

Murphy Triangle

E. 181 St. at Third Ave. and Quarry Rd.


Directions via Google Maps

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

Arthur H. Murphy (1868-1922) was the first Democratic County Chairman in the Bronx, a position later held by Ed “In Like Flynn” Flynn and Charles Buckley. His parents were among the thousands of Irish immigrants who crossed the Atlantic Ocean during the 19th century to escape the poverty and famine in Ireland. By the end of that century, 37 percent of the U.S. population was foreign born and the Irish comprised nearly a fourth of that number. They soon gained a foothold in the Tammany Hall wing of the Democratic Party and dominated New York politics well into the 20th century. It was as part of this organization that Arthur Murphy became a leading figure in the New York political landscape.

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Murphy Triangle Weather

  • Tue
    Chance Snow
  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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