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Garlinge Triangle

Grand Ave., 57 Ave. bet. 72 Pl and Mazeau St.

Queens

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

This parkland commemorates the soldiers from the Maspeth area of Queens who gave their lives in World War I. The park’s namesake, Walter A. Garlinge, was the first resident of Maspeth who fell in the war. Private Garlinge was killed in action on September 2, 1918, just nine weeks before the end of the War.

The first colony settled by the English in Queens County, Maspeth was home to the Mespat Indians. In 1642, Reverend Francis Doughty from the Massachusetts colony was expelled from the colony after the Mohicans and Matinecocks burned down his settlement in retaliation for the massacre of Indians in Connecticut. Settlers then moved inland to what is now Elmhurst.

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Garlinge Triangle Weather

  • Tue
    Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain
    57°F
  • Wed
    Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
    69°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
    49°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    38°F

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