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Nathan Straus Playground

Rivington St. and Attorney St. bet. Clinton St. and Ridge St.

Manhattan

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

This playground and school are named for Nathan Straus (1848-1931), who was born in Otterberg, Rhenish Bavaria (now Germany) on January 3, 1848. His father, Lazarus, emigrated to America in 1852, and the rest of the family followed in 1854. They settled in Talbotton, Georgia. Nathan’s formal education included Sunday School classes with a Baptist minister and preparatory schooling in Georgia; advanced studies, religious instruction, and Hebrew lessons in Alabama; and professional training at Packard Business College in New York City, where the family moved after the civil war.

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Nathan Straus Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    52°F
  • Fri
    Slight Chance Rain then Chance Rain
    45°F
  • Sat
    Slight Chance Showers
    52°F
  • Sun
    Chance Rain
    48°F

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