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Stockton Playground

Park Ave., Martin Luther King Pl., Marcy Ave.

Brooklyn

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

Richard Stockton was born into a socially prominent Quaker family in Princeton, New Jersey on October 1, 1730. His great-grandfather had emigrated from England in 1670, and settled on Long Island before acquiring a 6,400-acre tract of land in New Jersey centered around what is now the town of Princeton. Richard Stockton had a distinguished early education, receiving honors from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1748, before studying law under David Ogden, at that time the head of the legal profession in the province.

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    Stockton Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
      57°F
    • Wed
      Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then Heavy Rain and Breezy
      68°F
    • Thu
      Sunny and Breezy
      51°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      39°F

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