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Washington Park Groundbreaking Ceremony

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Member Bill de Blasio, City Council Member David Yassky, "Battle of New York" author Barnet Schechter, Old Stone House Executive Director Kim Maier, historical… more.

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Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Council Member Bill de Blasio, City Council Member David Yassky, "Battle of New York" author Barnet Schechter, Old Stone House Executive Director Kim Maier, historical reenactors and second graders from P.S. 321 to celebrate new improvements and to rename J.J. Byrne Park as Washington Park in honor of its rich place in American history. Also in attendance were Borough Commissioner Julius Spiegel, playing the part of General George Washington, and Deputy Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey, playing the part of General Nathaneal Greene.

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