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Alexander Hamilton Playground

Hamilton Pl., W. 140 St. To W. 141 St.

Manhattan

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

One of the most eminent statesmen of the Colonial Days, Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was also the most distinguished resident of the neighborhood that has become known as Harlem Heights. Born in the British West Indies, Hamilton moved to New York in 1772 for his formal education, attending King’s College (now Columbia University). While still a teenager, he volunteered for service in the Revolutionary War in a New York artillery company, where he rose to the rank of captain. From 1777-1781, Hamilton served as an aide-de-camp to General George Washington at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

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Directions to Alexander Hamilton Playground

  • Alexander Hamilton Playground
  • Alexander Hamilton Playground Swings
  • Alexander Hamilton Playground Basketball Court
  • Alexander Hamilton Playground Handball Court

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