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Sixteen Sycamores Playground

Schermerhorn St. bet. Nevins St. and 3 Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This Schermerhorn Street playground, located between Nevins Street and Third Avenue, was aptly named by Parks in 1995 for the sycamores abounding in it. While several of the trees are clearly younger than the rest, the taller ones are all sycamores, also known as plane trees. Found in North America, Asia, and Europe, sycamores are especially popular in the United States as ornamental trees. Capable of growing over one hundred feet in height, sycamores possess trunks up to eight feet in diameter.

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Sixteen Sycamores Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    58°F
  • Thu
    Rain Likely
    55°F
  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    62°F

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