D'Auria-Murphy Triangle

Adams Pl bet. Cresent Av and E 183 St


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

This park gets its name from the D’Auria-Murphy American Legion Post in the Belmont section of the Bronx. The post was created in 1918, following World War I, and the members planned to name it for the Mayor of New York, John P. Mitchel (1879-1918), at an elaborate installation ceremony. When the mayor failed to appear, the Legionnaires changed the name at the last minute to honor two young men from the neighborhood who had lost their lives in the war, John D’Auria (1889-1918) and Henry J. Murphy (1891-1918). The streets bordering the park include Crescent Avenue, Adams Place, East 183rd Street, and Arthur Avenue.

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