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Poppenhusen Playground

20 Ave., 21 Ave. bet. 123 St. and 124 St.

Queens

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

Conrad Poppenhusen (1818-1883), entrepreneur and philanthropist, was born in Hamburg, Germany on April 1, 1818. After working for a whalebone merchant as a whalebone purchaser in Europe, Poppenhusen moved to the United States in 1843 to set up a whalebone processing plant on the Brooklyn waterfront. In 1852 he obtained a license from Charles Goodyear to manufacture hard rubber goods, and then moved his firm to a farming village in what is now Queens.

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Poppenhusen Playground Weather

  • Sun
    Slight Chc Light Snow
    39°F
  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    44°F
  • Tue
    Chance Rain
    53°F
  • Wed
    Rain
    59°F

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