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Maria Hernandez Park

Irving Ave., Kinickerbocker Ave. bet. Starr St. and Suydam St.


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

In 1989 the City Council renamed this park for a community leader who gave her life in the fight to rid her block of drug dealers. A long-time resident of Bushwick, Maria Hernandez (1953-1989) was born in Brooklyn and was educated at public schools in the borough. She received an undergraduate degree in accounting from New York University. Residing in Bushwick, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Hospital Investment Management Corporation in Englewood, New Jersey.

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Public Art Opening Reception: Picnic by Tamara Johnson

This sculpture was made specifically for Maria Hernandez Park and the surrounding Bushwick community. The familiar...

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