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Playground One

Madison St. bet. Catherine St. and Oliver St.

Manhattan

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

This playground is named after the nearby public school, designated P.S. 1. The school is named for Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944), who grew-up on nearby Oliver Street and rose to be the governor of New York State. The housing complex east of Madison Street also bears Smith's name. Smith carried the spirit of his Lower East Side youth into all of his political work, using his skills to tirelessly campaign for wide-reaching, progressive social reform. Many of his ideas laid the groundwork for the plans outlined in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (1882-1945) Depression era New Deal.

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Playground One Weather

  • Mon
    Chance Rain/Snow
    54°F
  • Tue
    Increasing Clouds
    49°F
  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    50°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    57°F

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