Corlears Hook Park – New York NY

Description

The CWA constructed this park at Corlears Hook. From a 1934 New York City Parks Department press release: “Facilities: An open shelter is to be erected. There are four handball, four horse-shoe pitching, one volley ball, two basketball and shuffle board courts. This area, which adjoins a lodging house with accommodation for 1800 men, has been planned to provide recreation for the unusually large number of men residing in this particular district.” The amphitheater, known as the East River Amphitheater, was built in 1941. At least one of the playgrounds was replaced in 1969.

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Location Info


397 FDR Drive
New York, NY 10002

Coordinates: 40.711799, -73.979287

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