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Bowling Green

 
 
Bowling Green Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. Bowling Green Marker
Inscription.  The first public park to be established in New York March 12, 1733

“Resolved that the Corporation will Lease a Piece of Land lying at the lower End of Broadway fronting to the Fort to some of the inhabitants of the Said Broadway in Order to be Inclosed to make a Bowling Green there of with Walks therein, for the Beauty and Ornament of the Said Street as well as for the Recreation & Delight of the Inhabitants of This City.”
From the minutes of the Common Council
Reconstructed 1938

 
Erected 1938.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Places.
 
Location. 40° 42.293′ N, 74° 0.819′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George T. Delacorte (a few steps from this marker); Bowling Green Fence (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American Indian
Marker at Bowling Green Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker at Bowling Green Park
On July 9, 1777, patriots pulled down an equestrian statue of King George III that was located at this site, and melted it down to make bullets.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Makemie (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker); Menatay, An Island Crossroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Drawn To The City (within shouting distance of this marker); ...to Manhattan (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Bowling Green. Official NYC Parks description. (Submitted on March 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Bowling Green Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Bowling Green Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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Aug. 13, 2020