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Ethan Allen Playground

Wortman Ave. between Vermont St. and New Jersey Ave.

Brooklyn

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

Bounded by Cozine Avenue, New Jersey Avenue, Wortman Avenue, and Vermont Street, this playground is named for Ethan Allen (1738-1789), an American Revolutionary soldier, frontiersman, and Vermont folk hero. Most likely, the inspiration for the playground’s name comes from its location on Vermont Street. Ethan Allen was born in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1738 to a backwoods farming family. Little is known of his early life other than that he was preparing for college when his father died in 1755, and that he served in the colonial forces during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).

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    Ethan Allen Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
      57°F
    • Wed
      Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then Heavy Rain and Breezy
      68°F
    • Thu
      Sunny and Breezy
      51°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      39°F

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