Bronx New Deal - Photo #574 - Peoples Park

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Peoples Park on Brook Avenue and East 141st Street in the Bronx, June 22, 2015. The New York City Parks Department press release for July 27, 1934, announces the opening of fourteen playgrounds on August 11, including:
PLAYGROUND at 141st STREET between BROOK
and ST. ANN'S AVENUES, 587 ft. x 175 ft. Facilities: Recreation building, wading pool, handball and basketball courts and playground and gymnasium apparatus.
and goes on to say that the "labor and materials for the construction of these additional playground areas are being supplied thru Work Relief funds."

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