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Samuel Seabury Playground

Lexington Ave., E. 95 St. To E. 96 St.


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

This playground honors the late Judge Samuel Seabury (1873-1958), a renowned public servant who was a direct descendent of the first American Episcopal bishop, Dr. Samuel Seabury III.  Samuel Seabury was born in Manhattan, where he attended local private schools.  Barely twenty years old, he graduated from New York Law School in 1893.  Later that year, he was admitted to the New York Bar.  Acknowledging the rampant corruption plaguing the New York court system, Seabury led several reform campaigns against Tammany Hall, the downtown political organization run by the notorious “bosses” of the New York City Democratic Party, William M. Tweed (1823-1878) and John Kelly (1822-1886).

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