Harry Maze Playground
Ave. D, Ditmas Ave. bet. E. 56 St. and E. 57 St.
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This playground is named for Harry Maze (1902-1971), a lawyer and active Brooklyn politician who served the 23rd City Council district from 1966-1969.
During his tenure as a City Council Member, Maze sponsored a bill to build a tunnel from the base of Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, to Johnston Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey. The plans, however, never came to fruition. In addition to his time serving on the City Council, Maze worked as an assistant district attorney for Kings County from 1947-1963. From 1963 to 1964 he worked as an assistant deputy comptroller, and served as law secretary to Comptroller (and later Mayor) Abraham D. Beame, until July 1971. During his life, Maze spent time as a secretary to a State Supreme Court Justice, presided over the Winthrop Community Club, was installed as vice-president of the Humanity Club, and sat on the Board of Trustees of the Congregation of Shaari Israel.