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Greenpoint Playground

Franklin St. bet. Commerical St. and Dupoint St.


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

The Greeks were famous for their fascination with proportion and symmetry, and it is from them that we get the mathematical definition of the right triangle. Although the Egyptians and Babylonians were aware of its existence and familiar with its properties, we regard Pythagoras of Samos (c.569BC to 475BC), famous for his Pythagorean Theorem, as the great definer of the “right.”

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