Frank D. O'Connor Playground

Broadway and Woodside Ave. bet. 77 St. and 79 St.


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

Frank D. O’Connor (1909-1992) led a remarkable career in public life over four decades. He was born in Manhattan to Irish immigrant parents and raised in Elmhurst, Queens. O’Connor graduated from Newtown High School and Niagara University, working his way through college as a lifeguard. He earned his L.L.B. from Brooklyn Law School in 1934. During World War II, he joined the Coast Guard and served as a legal officer in Alaska.

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