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Eleanor Roosevelt Playground

Kosciuszko St. to Dekalb Ave. between Lewis Ave. and Stuyvesant Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This Bedford-Stuyvesant playground is named after First Lady and United Nations Delegate Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). A niece of President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born into a socially prominent New York family. Orphaned by age eleven, she was educated in England before returning to New York where she was both a debutante and a settlement house volunteer. She married her distant cousin, and future president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) in 1905.

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Eleanor Roosevelt Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny
    44°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Cloudy
    57°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    66°F
  • Fri
    Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy
    60°F

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