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Marcy Playground

Myrtle Ave. bet. Nostrand Ave. and Marcy Ave.

Brooklyn

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

William Learned Marcy (1786-1857) was a lawyer, soldier, and statesman who made his mark in both local and national politics.

Marcy was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts.  He moved to Troy, New York, and in 1811 opened a law office.  Marcy left Troy to serve as a United States captain in the War of 1812, later returning to continue his practice and take up politics.  He joined the Democratic Party and served as state comptroller from 1823 until 1829, at which time he was appointed to the state supreme court.  Marcy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1831.

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PlaygroundsMarcy Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.


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