Duane Park

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Duane Park in Tribeca.

Duane Park is a small, triangular public urban park located in the diamond of the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. [1] The park is bordered by Hudson Street to the east and branches of Duane Street on north and south sides. It was originally laid out by Calvert Vaux. [2]

The park is supported by a non-profit group, The Friends of Duane Park, whose website contains a brief history of the park and its neighborhood. [3]

The city of New York purchased Duane Park in 1795 from Trinity Church for five dollars. [1] The park is surrounded by beautiful, turn of the century, architecturally ornate loft buildings which were constructed during the 19th century. [1] Duane Street, which borders the park, is named for James Duane, an important parishioner at Trinity Church. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Freeman Gill, John (2011-05-06). "The Land of the $800 Stroller". The New York Times . Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  2. "Nosy Neighbor: Why are there horses at Duane Park?". Tribeca Citizen. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. http://www.duanepark.org
  4. Senft, Bret (1993-09-26). "If You're Thinking of Living In/TriBeCa; Families Are the Catalyst for Change". The New York Times . Retrieved 2011-07-07.

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