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McCarren Park

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McCarren Park World War II Flagstaff

  • Location: Bedford Avenue & Lorimer Street
  • Architect: Hans Holsing
  • Description: Flagstaff and base
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dimensions: Base H: 11" W: 72"
  • Dedicated: 1947
  • Donor: Greenpoint Patriotic Organization
  • Inscription: Top band, continuing around all four sides:
    WHERE LIGHTNINGS ARE SPED SHE DAZZLES THE / NATIONS WITH RIPPLES OF RED AND SHE'LL WAVE FOR / US LIVING OR DROOP O'ER US DEAD THE FLAG OF / OUR COUNTRY FOREVER * SHE'S UP THERE OLD GLORY/

    Side 1:
    IN MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO IN THE GREAT WAR / 1941-1945/ SERVED THEIR COUNTRY / IN EVERY LINE OF DUTY / WHEREVER OUR FLAG/ HAS FLOWN /

    Side 2:
    ASIATIC PACIFIC

    Side 3:
    AMERICAN

    Side 4:
    EUROPEAN AFRICAN

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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Directions to McCarren Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the yoga class is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

On Monday, May 28, this Recreation Center is closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Anticipated Completion: 05/28/2018

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