Dean St. to Bergen St. between 6 Ave. and Carlton Ave.
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Located between 6th Avenue and Carlton Avenue, Dean Playground takes its name from neighboring Dean Street, which honors Silas Deane (1737-1789), a Revolutionary War statesman. Deane was born in Groton, Connecticut in 1737 and educated at Yale College (now Yale University). He settled in Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he worked as a merchant and a lawyer. Elected in 1772 to the Connecticut colonial assembly, Deane soon became involved in the American revolutionary cause. In 1774, he became a delegate to the Continental Congress. Two years later, Congress sent him, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), and Arthur Lee (1740-1792) to France to secure the support of the French.