Nathan Weidenbaum Playground

Laurel Hill Blvd., 48 Ave. bet. 63 St. and 64 St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.
Nathan Weidenbaum (1908-1983) was a longtime Woodside resident and one of the first occupants of the Wynwoode Gardens Homes where he moved in 1936. At the time, the area was lacking many basic amenities such as street signs and lampposts, so Weidenbaum formed the Wynwoode Gardens Homeowners Association to bring civic improvements to the area. He did much to advance the quality of community life and served as president of the association for over 45 years. He practiced law while also publishing a monthly newsletter on civic issues and services for homeowners. He also brought local bus service to the area. Weidenbaum retired in 1981 and died in March of 1983. A tree was planted on the site in his memory on November 19, 1983. In 1986, a local law, sponsored by Council Member Walter L. McCaffrey and signed by Mayor Edward I. Koch, named this park officially Nathan Weidenbaum Park.

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