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Penn South Playground

W. 26 St., 8 Ave. To 9 Ave.

Manhattan

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

This playground, located on 26th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, takes its name from Pennsylvania Station, commonly known as Penn Station.  The original Penn Station was an above-ground structure designed by the eminent New York architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, and was located between 7th and 8th Avenue from 31st to 33rd Street.  Built over a span of eight years, from 1902 to 1910, Pennsylvania Station would later become an important catalyst in the city’s preservation movement.

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Penn South Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Partly Sunny
    58°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    63°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Rain then Mostly Cloudy
    56°F
  • Sat
    Chance Light Rain then Rain Likely
    63°F

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