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Mary O'Connor Playground

E. 42 St. bet. 1 Ave. and 2 Ave.

Manhattan

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

Mary O'Connor (1911-1991) was a well-known community activist and resident of Tudor City. The preservation of Tudor City Parks from commercial development was one of O'Connor's principal concerns in a life devoted to her neighborhood. She held a seat in Community Board Six for fifteen years and served one term (1983-1984) as chairwoman. Ever vigilant against commercial development, O’Connor was active in the successful campaign to win Landmark Designation for Tudor City.

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Mary O'Connor Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    62°F
  • Fri
    Scattered Showers and Areas Fog
    61°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely
    58°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    47°F

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