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

The Reverend Linnette C. Williamson (1923-1990) of the Christ Community Church of Harlem, a native of Jamaica, was ordained in 1956. Known to the community as “Rev,” she provided many services during her long ministry, including three day camps, a remedial reading program, a youth center, a day care for working mothers, the Head Start program, a soup kitchen and food pantry, and vest-pocket parks. Williamson was also co-founder of the New York Council of Smaller Churches, a nonprofit, social services agency created to alleviate the plight of the homeless, the substance abusers, and the neglected.

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Van Cortlandt Track Club

The Van Cortlandt Track Club runs through and around the Yonkers-Bronx border in small groups. The club breaks...

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