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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Telephone Playground

75 Ave. bet. Bell Blvd. and 217 St.

Queens

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

This park, located on Bell Boulevard between 75th Avenue and 217th Street, was named Bell Park, and later Telephone Playground, in honor of Alexander Graham Bell (1847–1922), inventor of the telephone. The adjacent P.S. 205 is also named for the inventor, although Bell Boulevard takes its name from a prominent family in Queens history. In 1824, Abraham Bell, an Irish immigrant Quaker who became a partner in the shipping firm Bell and Bowne, acquired a huge farm that included most of the present-day neighborhood of Bayside. Bell Boulevard, which was known as Bell Avenue until a street numbering system renamed it in the 1930s, was originally a country lane that divided the Bell farm.

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    Telephone Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Heavy Snow
      26°F
    • Wed
      Decreasing Clouds
      26°F
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
      29°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      34°F

    7-day forecast

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