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Ehrenreich-Austin Playground

Austin St. bet. 76 Ave. and 76 Dr.


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

Leo Ehrenreich (1882-1962) played a supporting role in Queens civic life and was instrumental in the creation of this playground. His father, Moses, owned Ehrenreich Bros. Coal Yards and was a successful real estate developer. Leo attended New York City public schools and graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School. On June 7, 1923, he married Minnie Manasse and within months, they purchased a house in Kew Gardens.

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