Willis Playground

E 141 St to E 140 St bet. Willis Av and Alexander Av


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The playground, school, and avenue are all named to honor Edward Willis, a real estate businessman in the 1860s who lived at 280 Alexander Avenue. Known as “The Irish Fifth Avenue” and “Politician’s Row,” the avenue between East 137th and 141st Streets was notable for its elaborate architecture and became a landmarked district in 1969.

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