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Thomas Boyland Park

Broadway between Granite St. and Aberdeen St.

Brooklyn

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

This park is named to honor Thomas Boyland (1942-1982), a charismatic and fiercely independent State Assemblyman from Brownsville who dedicated his life to public service. Boyland was born in Memphis, Tennessee, one of thirteen children. He graduated from Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas, and studied in graduate programs at Hunter College and Syracuse University before receiving a master’s degree in education from New York University. During the 1960s, Boyland spent nearly five years in East Africa working as a volunteer with the Peace Corps.

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Thomas Boyland Park Weather

  • Sun
    Areas Dense Fog then Chance Rain
    51°F
  • Mon
    Heavy Rain and Windy
    42°F
  • Tue
    Rain then Chance Rain and Breezy
    43°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    50°F

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