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Peter Detmold Park

E. 49 St. To E. 51 St., W/s FDR Dr.


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

This park honors Peter Detmold (1923-1972), once a tenant of Turtle Bay Gardens, a conglomerate of 20 townhouses on East 48th and 49th Streets, between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan. Detmold fought in World War II, serving under General Patton at the relief of Bastogne and during the climactic fighting of the Battle of the Bulge in France. According to friends, Peter always held himself like a military man, and retained the physical strength he acquired as a soldier.

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Peter Detmold Park Weather

  • Tue
    Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain
  • Wed
    Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
  • Fri
    Chance Snow

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