Cherry St. To Water St., W. Catherine Slip To Market Slip
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This playground is named for local civic and political leader Martin F. Tanahey (1874-1930). He was born and raised in this Lower East Side neighborhood. Tanahey held various public offices over 22 years, including chief clerk in the State of New York Labor Department, assistant appraiser of the Port of New York, and assistant government appraiser under President Woodrow Wilson. He was elected to the Board of Alderman from District 1 in 1922 and remained an alderman until his death from pneumonia in 1930.
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