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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

Von Briesen Park

Tompkins Ave., Bay St. bet. School Rd., North Rd.

Staten Island

Directions via Google Maps

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

This landscaped park on the northeastern shore of Staten Island occupies the site of the former estate of Arthur Von Briesen (1843-1920).

A native of Germany, Von Briesen immigrated to the United States in 1858 at the age of 15. After enduring some hardship in his early years here, he began to study law. At the start of the Civil War (1861-65), he enlisted and served as sergeant of Company B, First New York Volunteers. After the war, he completed his studies at New York University School of Law and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1868.

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Von Briesen Park Weather

  • Tue
    Snow
    30°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    32°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    31°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

7-day forecast

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