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Bildersee Playground

Flatlands Ave. between E. 81 St. and E. 82 St.


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

This playground is bounded by East 81st and 82nd Streets, Avenue J, and Flatlands Avenue. It stands near Intermediate School 68, also known as the Bildersee School. Both the playground and school are named for Dr. Isaac Bildersee (1887-1952), the widely known assistant superintendent of Brooklyn public schools during the 1940s. Born and bred in New York City, Dr. Bildersee was one of a family of educators. His sisters, Adele and Dorothy, were a founding Dean of Brooklyn College and principal of Brooklyn’s P.S. 217, respectively. Following his graduation from City College in 1905, Dr. Bildersee would launch a 47-year career as a dedicated teacher and administrator in the New York City public school system. Bildersee taught in three Manhattan elementary schools, followed by a brief stint teaching English at De Witt Clinton High School. In 1922, he began his administrative career as principal of P.S. 205 in Brooklyn, and of Brooklyn’s Seth…

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