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Fred Samuel Playground

Lenox Ave., W. 139 St. To W. 140 St.

Manhattan

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

Frederick E. Samuel (1924-1985) devoted his career as a lawyer and politician to improving the quality of life of the people of Harlem. Samuel was born in Montserrat, West Indies on January 22, 1924. After graduating from the Montserrat Secondary School, he came to New York in 1943. Samuel received his B.S. from McGill University, Montreal, in 1949, his M.A. degree from New York University in 1950, and his J.D. from Fordham University in 1954.

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Fred Samuel Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Scattered Sprinkles
    59°F
  • Thu
    Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny
    63°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Rain and Areas Fog
    56°F
  • Sat
    Chance Light Rain then Rain Likely
    63°F

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