Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn

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Cadman Plaza is a park located on the border between the Brooklyn Heights historic neighborhood and Downtown Brooklyn in New York City. Named for Reverend Doctor Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936), a renowned minister in the Brooklyn Congregational Church, it is built on land reclaimed by condemnation in 1935 and was named as a park in 1939. The park borders Cadman Plaza West and Cadman Plaza East and the west and east sides of the plaza, respectively.LocationThe plaza is bounded by Cadman Plaza East and Cadman Plaza West, and by the Brooklyn Bridge on the north and Tillary Street on the south. South of this park, between Tillary and Johnson Streets, lies the small Korean War Veterans Plaza. South of Johnson, the Kings County Supreme Court Building and Columbus Park, featuring a statue of Christopher Columbus, sit on land formerly used as a station for trolley cars. These parks, together with Whitman Park, form a mall from Brooklyn Borough Hall to the Brooklyn Bridge.MemorialsGaynor MemorialA statue of William Jay Gaynor (1849–1913) is located in the northern end of Cadman Plaza Park. He was Mayor of New York City from 1910 to 1913. Beforehand, he was a journalist, a lawyer, and a New York Supreme Court justice, known for his tough stance on corruption. During his tenure as mayor, he tried to diminish the influence of Tammany Hall on city government. Gaynor was wounded in an assassination attempt by an irate former civil servant in 1913. Gaynor was also well known for his social life, and he walked over the Brooklyn Bridge to New York City Hall and back to his home in Park Slope every day.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Cadman Plaza Park is surrounded by two major thoroughfares and busy traffic from and to Brooklyn Bridge. Not particularly interesting but good for a rest or picnic.  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    Cadman Plaza Park is a small green area nearby the Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is attractive, but doesn't contain much besides some trees and flowers. It would be a nice place to take a pi...  more »
  • June 24, 2017
    Cadman Plaza is a park located on the border between the Brooklyn Heights historic neighborhood and Downtown Brooklyn in New York City. Named after the Reverend Doctor Samuel Parkes Cadman (1864-1936)...  more »
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  • March 25, 2017
    This park is quiet most days so it’s always nice to take a walk around. Clean and spacious, the park is a good place to while away time and do people watching. The park is served by the High Street subway station (A and C trains). Visitors walking across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan and are looking for attractions in Brooklyn can add this to their itinerary.
  • March 29, 2017
    Love this park. Note if you I have a dog can be unleash from 9pm to 8am
  • July 5, 2017
    Empty spaces and quiet ambience!
  • February 8, 2017
    Open plaza with the Veterans memorial. Great place to walk dogs or play with them
  • November 16, 2016
    The people watching in this park are worth the overcrowded plaza. What with the self entitled ( my baby is special therefore the $1000 stroller I'm pushing is special as well) mom's and dad's stopping smack dab in the middle of the walk way, walkers from all over NYC and the long term sitters who sit on the benches for hours on end, I still am drawn here. It's definitely a place to stop by on occasion.

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