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Bowne Playground

Union St. bet. Barclay Ave. and Sanford Ave.

Queens

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

This playground honors Walter Bowne (1770-1846), a state senator and New York City mayor.  Mr. Bowne’s summer residence stood on this property until March 1925, when fire destroyed the building. As mayor (1828-1832), Bowne is remembered for his strict policies aimed at preventing cholera epidemics. Following reports of an outbreak in a neighboring town during the summer of 1832, Bowne established a stringent quarantine policy regulating travel in and out of the metropolitan area. 

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