New Deal Washington Square - Photo #9 - Minetta Playground, Triangle, and Green

Minetta Playground on 6th Avenue between Minetta Lane and West 3rd Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City. Built by the WPA and opened November 22, 1935.
  1. New York City Department of Parks Press Release 21 November 1935. Announces the opening ceremony of this and six other playgrounds, to be addressed by Harry L. Hopkins, Federal Works Progress Administrator, as well as Mayor La Guardia, Robert Moses, and several others as speakers.
  2. Minetta Playground - History, NYC Department of Parks website. "Minetta Playground is located at Minetta Lane, West 3rd Street, and the Avenue of the Americas. In 1934 Board of Transportation granted the Department of Parks a permit to develop this parcel as a playground which opened the following year."
  3. 7 New Play Areas Opened by Moses, New York Times, November 23, 1935, p.17. "Seven new city playgrounds, constructed as WPA projects, were formally opened and dedicated yesterday at ceremonies presided over ty Park Commissioner Robert Moses ... speakers included Harry L. Hopkins, Federal Works Progress Administrator... The new Manhattan Parks that opened yesterday are at ... Third Street and Minetta Lane...".