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Berry Playground

S. 3 St. bet. Berry St. and Bedford Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.
This playground, located on South Third Street, with Bedford Avenue to its east, is named for Berry Street, to its west. Berry Street was named for the Berry family, among the earliest settlers of Williamsburg, who owned a considerable portion of it for more than a century. Williamsburg’s first mayor, Dr. Abraham J. Berry (1799-1865), was born in New York City and educated as a physician. He quickly rose to prominence and was one of the few doctors who remained at his post when cholera devastated the city in 1832. Courageously laboring day and night, Dr. Berry became one of the most admired and recognized figures in the city. As Mayor, he worked to establish a ferry system with Manhattan. His 1855 proposal consolidated Williamsburg with the rest of Brooklyn and dropped the final “h” from its original name, Williamsburgh.

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Berry Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
    57°F
  • Wed
    Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then Heavy Rain and Breezy
    68°F
  • Thu
    Sunny and Breezy
    51°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    39°F

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