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Patrick O'Rourke Park

80 St. To 81 St., 11 Ave. To 12 Ave.

Brooklyn

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

Dyker Heights is one of a handful of Dutch-influenced place names in Brooklyn. Dutch settlers bought land in the area from the Canarsee Indians as early as 1639. By 1657 the area was annexed as part of New Utrecht, one of the six original Dutch towns that later joined as Brooklyn. Waves of immigrants made their homes here—they arrived from Scandinavia in the 19th century, from Ireland and Italy in the early 20th century, and from China, Italy, and the former Soviet Union in more recent years.

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    Patrick O'Rourke Park Weather

    • Tue
      Mostly Sunny
      80°F
    • Wed
      Partly Sunny
      83°F
    • Thu
      Mostly Sunny
      85°F
    • Fri
      Chance Thunderstorms
      82°F

    7-day forecast

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