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Potomac Playground

Tompkins Ave. between Halsey St. and Macon St.

Brooklyn

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

This playground and the adjacent school honor abolitionist, writer, and medical practitioner, David Ruggles (1810-1849). Ruggles devoted his life to ending slavery and obtaining equality for African-Americans. He spent the majority of his life in New York City where he helped hundreds of slaves escape to Canada through the Underground Railroad.

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    Potomac Playground Weather

    • Sun
      Slight Chc Rain
      39°F
    • Mon
      Chance Rain
      42°F
    • Tue
      Chance Rain
      51°F
    • Wed
      Heavy Rain
      59°F

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