New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Happy Warrior Playground in Alfred E. Smith Park
Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944) served as Governor of New York from 1919 to 1920 and from 1923 to 1928. He was the Democratic presidential candidate in 1928. As a result of his dedication to housing and social issues, Al Smith led the state’s efforts to rebuild this Oliver Street neighborhood where he was born.
William O. Dwyer, Mayor
Robert Moses, Commissioner, Department of Parks, Designer
Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mayor
Ruth W. Messenger, Borough President
Kathryn E. Freed, Council Member
Henry J. Stern, Commissioner
R. Geoffrey Roesch, Designer
City of New York Parks & Recreation
Erected 1996 by City of New York Parks & Recreation.
Location. 40° 42.659′ N, 73° 59.836′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Catherine Street near Catherine Slip. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor Alfred E. Smith Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Governor Alfred E. Smith Houses Residents Memorial Alfred E. Smith House (about 600 feet away); St. James' Church (about 600 feet away); Padre Felix Varela Morales (about 600 feet away); Ancient Order of Hibernians (about 600 feet away); PFC Frank Vallone, USMC (about 600 feet away); Hall of St. James’ School (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
More about this marker. The marker is set into the pavement at the entrance to the playground.
This NYCP&R marker is unusual in that it has information about the honoree included; most others just name the officials involved.
Also see . . .
1. Governor Alfred E. Smith Memorial. Official NYC parks description of the monument. (Submitted on April 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Governor Alfred E. Smith Flagstaff. Official NYC Parks description of the memorial. (Submitted on April 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 13, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.