Brizzi Playground

10 Ave., New Utrecht Ave. bet. 43 St. and 42 St.


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

Nicholas A. Brizzi (1918-1982) was an outstanding activist in this community and a decorated veteran of World War II. Born and raised in Borough Park, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre and was twice cited for bravery. After the war, he attended Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and then returned to Borough Park. He joined the family business, eventually becoming owner and operator of the Joseph A. Brizzi and Sons Funeral Home, which his father had founded in 1922. He was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, he served as a member of the Maimonides Ambulatory Advisory Board and the Maimonides Mental Health Board, and was also on the steering committee for the St. Rosa Cancer Care Facility.  Brizzi also served as a trustee of St. Catharine of Alexandria Parish, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society.

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