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Short Triangle

Jackson Ave., 45 Rd., 23 St.

Queens

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

This triangle is named for Albert E. Short (1874-1951), a lifelong resident of Long Island City who served as a Queens Assistant District Attorney from 1938 to 1951.

Short received his law degree from Fordham University in 1929. As Queens Assistant DA, he developed a reputation for prosecuting bootleggers and extortionists. A manager of the District Attorney’s Youth Program, Short was also interested in helping curb juvenile delinquency and, hence, the need for judicial correction. In 1942, Short served as the Exalted Ruler of the Queensboro Lodge of Elks. Short died on March 3, 1951.

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