Alfred E. Smith Playground
Catherine Slip, Madison St. and South St.
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The greatest privilege that can come to any man
is to give himself to the nation which reared him.
-Alfred E. Smith, Governor
Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944) was a great figure in New York State, New York City, and the Lower East Side. A son of Irish immigrants, Smith dropped out of St. James Parochial School to help support his family. However, his lack of formal education did not hinder Smith from becoming a renowned New York legislator and executive.
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Alfred E. Smith Recreation Center
On Monday, May 30, 2016, the center will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The center will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, May 31.
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