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William F. Passannante Ballfield

W. Houston St., Ave. of Americas, Macdougal St.


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

This ballfield is named in memory of William F. Passannante (1920-1996), a lifelong Villager who represented this community in the New York State Assembly for thirty-six years. Born on February 10, 1920, Bill was educated in New York City public schools. He received a B.S. degree from New York University in 1940, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received the J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1948. Passannante worked as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1949 to 1953 and as Legislative Counsel to Abe Stark, the President of the New York City Council, in 1954.

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