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Duane Park

Origins

 
 
Duane Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 2009
1. Duane Park Marker
Inscription.
Duane Park
Origins

Duane Park was the first open space acquired by the City of New York specifically for use as a public park. It is located on Duane Street, which was named for James Duane, New York’s first mayor (1784-89) after the American Revolution.
The park is the last remnant of Greensward of the Annetje Jans farm granted in 1636 by Governor Woulter van Twiller to Roeloff and Annetje Jans. After the death of Roeloff Jans, his widow married the Reverend Everardus Bogardus, second minister of the Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, and the farm became known as the Dominie’s Bouwery, of the Minister’s Farm.

It was sold in 1670 to the English governor, Sir Francis Lovelace, but was later confiscated by the Duke of York and deeded in 1795 to Trinity Church.
This triangle was purchased from Trinity Church by the City of New York in 1797 for the sum of five dollars, to be used as a park for the public


Gardens planted and maintained by Friends of Duane Park
To find out about us or to volunteer, visit www.duanepark.org

 
Location. 40° 43.031′ N, 74° 0.563′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Duane Street and Duane Street when traveling north
Duane Park from Staple Street image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2009
2. Duane Park from Staple Street
on Duane Street. Touch for map. The park is at a triangle bounded by Hudson, Duane and Staples Streets. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Duane Park (here, next to this marker); 31 Harrison Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); King's College (approx. ¼ mile away); Broadway-Chambers Building (approx. ¼ mile away); City Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); DC 37 September 11, 2001 Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); African Burial Ground National Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old St. Peter’s Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Colonial EraParks & Recreational Areas
 
New Yorkp City Parks & Recreation Department marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, November 2009
3. New Yorkp City Parks & Recreation Department marker
Standard style marker at NYC parks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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