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Kolbert Playground

Ave. L bet. E. 17 St. and E. 18 St.


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

Bounded by Avenue L, East 17th and East 18th Streets, this parkland honors the memory of three Midwood residents: Paul W. Kolbert (1925-1945), Rachel Haber Cohen (1971-2000), and Rivka Greenberg Trencher (1952-1991). The park takes its name from Paul W. Kolbert, a fallen World War Two soldier and hero. Born and raised in Midwood, Kolbert lived at nearby 1325 East 18th Street with his father Joseph, his mother Rose, and his brother Melvin. He attended P. S. 97, Seth Low Junior High School, Madison High School, Brooklyn College, and St. John's University. Throughout his childhood, Kolbert was a member of Boy Scout Troop 285 and a delivery boy for The Brooklyn Eagle.

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