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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.

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

Wright Brothers Playground

St Nicholas Ave. and W. 156 St.

Manhattan

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

This playground is named to honor American aeronautical pioneers Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912). Susan and Milton Wright, a United Brethen Bishop, raised the Wright brothers in Dayton, Ohio. As students, the brothers displayed a passion for mathematics, engineering, and mechanical devices. After graduating high school the siblings incorporated the Wright Cycle Company in 1892. The company designed, built, and sold bicycles. The experience gained in bicycle design would advance the brothers’ quest to build a flying machine.

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Wright Brothers Playground Weather

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

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