Irving Square Park
Wilson Ave., Knickerbocker Ave., bet. Halsey St. and Weirfield St.
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This Bushwick park occupies a full city block, bounded by Knickerbocker and Wilson Avenues and Halsey and Weirfield Streets. It has not been confirmed how Irving Square Park got its name; however, the name of one of the bordering streets may offer a clue. Beloved American writer Washington Irving (1783-1859) penned A History of New York (1809) under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker. The word knickerbocker has come to mean a descendant of the Dutch settlers of New York, but it also refers to full breeches gathered and banded just below the knee, or long bloomers worn as underwear (also knickers). A more recent use of the word is the New York Knickerbockers basketball team.
This It's My Park season, volunteer with Friends of Irving Square Park to plant bulbs and weed at Irving Square...