Hugh J. Grant Circle

Westchester Ave. bet. Virginia Ave. and Metropolitan Ave.


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This park was named after former New York City Mayor Hugh J. Grant (1857-1910). Inaugurated at only 31 years of age, Grant is New York City's youngest mayor. A one-term mayor, Grant favored limited government and is known for his opposition to the state’s intervention in city business, an issue that led him to oppose the acquisition of Pelham Bay and Van Cortlandt Parks. He believed the parks were too expensive to acquire and develop and too inaccessible for most New York City residents to justify their purchase. Though Grant was against the acquisition of these parks, he nonetheless had a park named after him in the same borough.

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As a part of our Parks Without Borders initiative, reconstruction of Hugh J. Grant Circle is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.

Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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