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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Tiffany Playground

Fox St to Tiffany St bet. E 167 St and E 165 St


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

The first Tiffany in America, Humphrey Tiffany (1630-1685), was killed by a lightning bolt during a ride from Swansea, Massachusetts to Boston with a woman named Low. A couplet of the time memorialized the event:

Squire Tiffany and Mistress Low
By a stroke of lightning into eternity did go.

His descendant, Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902), established the famous jewelry store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. H. D. Tiffany, another family member, was one of the many 19th century landowners whose names appear on streets and monuments throughout the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Tiffany Playground bears his name, as does Tiffany Street, where the playground is located. Fox Street, which intersects Tiffany, is named for William H. Fox, Tiffany’s father-in-law and a descendant of George Fox (1624-1691), the charismatic Quaker leader.

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Directions to Tiffany Playground

  • Tiffany Playground

Tiffany Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries

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