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Fred Samuel Playground

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


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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

  • Mon
  • Tue
    Chance Light Rain
  • Wed
    Chance Light Rain and Areas Fog then Chance T-storms
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy then Sunny

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